Wales has so much to offer anyone planning a staycation this summer. These 10 pubs dotted along the Welsh coastline provide great accommodation, locally sourced ales and food. Use these pubs as your base for exploring the beautiful sandy beaches along the Pembrokeshire coast for family fun. If you’re looking for more adventure and outdoor activities, try kayaking, nature walks or explore one of the National Cycle Routes. Or don your hiking boots, head inland to Snowdonia or the Brecon Beacons. Book a room and starting planning your getaway now.
Friendly waterside pub with fresh fish and shellfish, local ales and two attractive rooms. The Griffin has an easy-going atmosphere, open fires, wood panelling and traditional red quarry tiles. Brains Rev James, Cwrw Iâl Hâf Gwyn and Harbwr Tenby North Star on handpump, six wines by the glass, local cider and malt whiskies. The pub is right by the water with a pontoon and a seawall, and picnic-sets on the front terrace make the most of the lovely estuary view. There are fine coastal walks to either side.
Busy traditional 16th-c inn with cosy beamed lounge bar, sumptuously furnished and packed with tables and atmospheric public bar. They have well kept ales, several wines by the glass and good generous food from sandwiches up (try the traditional ‘lobsgows’ stew). Good friendly service and lots of welsh chat; background music, TV, free wi-fi; disabled access. There are 16 bedrooms (ten in separate townhouse), open (and food) all day.
Friendly family-run inn close to the coast; two character bars with open fire and woodburner, Sharps Doom Bar and several wines by the glass, airy carpeted dining room with pale beams and high-backed chairs around sturdy tables. There’s a second dining room with modern artwork, decent choice of well liked food including early-bird deal Mon-Fri. Children are welcome, play area and plenty of picnic-sets outside. There are five stylish comfortable bedrooms, good breakfast, open (and food) all day weekends, from 4pm weekdays.
Just 20 metres from Pembrokeshire Coast Path; neat stripped-stone bar, dining area with traditional furnishings and log fire. Banks’s, Marstons and a guest ale, enjoyable bar food including fresh fish and other local produce. Background music and TV; children welcome, no dogs inside. There are seats in sheltered suntrap terrace garden across road, two bedrooms, open all day in the summer.
Attractive, friendly local, with tasty food and pleasant staff. The genuinely pubby bar has Sharps Doom Bar and a couple of guest ales from the nearby Bluestone Brewery on handpump, several malt whiskies, wines by the glass and Gwynt y Ddraig cider. There’s also a cosy series of beamed rooms with distinctive old settles and whitewashed walls. You can sit outside at the front and in a side garden. This coastal village makes a good base for exploring northern Pembrokeshire. The bedrooms are comfortable and fair value; good disabled access and facilities.
Excellent position beside broad sandy surfing beach (maybe dolphins), seats under canopy on heated deck and picnic-sets on two-level terrace. The front dining area has the same view. Brains Rev James and SA, food can be good; children and dogs welcome, four sea-view bedrooms and lovely coastal walks from this steep little village, open all day.
This 17th-c sandstone inn with mullioned windows and handsome carriage lamps at the front serves stylist food all day. There’s a bar with sofas on either side of a woodburning stove, an attractive mix of nice old wooden chairs and tables. They keep Facers DHB, Heavy Industry Diawl Bach and Thwaites Original on handpump, 21 wines by the glass, 55 malt whiskies and farm cider; service is helpful and friendly. The surrounding countryside is stunning and there are good walks from the front door. The bedrooms consist of comfortable contemporary suites, each with their own decked area.
Friendly old seafront pub beautifully placed in this pretty coastal village, magnificent sunset sea views from bar’s picture window. They have Gales, St Austell and a guest, standard food including good steaks and often fresh fish. Separate restaurant, pool room with games machines and TV; regular live music; children and dogs (in bar) welcome. Seven bedrooms (some directly overlooking the small bay), staff will advise on dolphin-watching, handy for coast path, open all day.
Small civilised 19th-c coaching inn with good well priced food from sandwiches and sharing boards up. Well kept Robinsons ales and decent choice of wines by the glass, friendly service; children welcome, comfortable bedrooms, open (and food) all day.
Walkers, climbers and bird-watchers crowd into this popular pub, particularly at lunchtime when they offer a walkers’ lunch menu; two stunning beaches are also close by. Busy pub, a good base for the area, with enjoyable food and friendly service; comfortable bedrooms. Brains Rev James, Felinfoel Double Dragon and IPA and a changing guest ale on handpump, 14 wines by the glass, 15 malt whiskies and two farm ciders. Attractive gardens feature colourful flower beds and mature trees and there are plenty of picnic-sets at the front. The bedrooms are spotless and the breakfasts enjoyable.