Resturants, Pubs & Cafes
There is a wealth of cafes, restaurants and pubs locally to suit all tastes and some take dogs. The nearest are to be found in the small county town of Narberth (3 miles). For those that like to dine with sea views there are the coastal towns and villages of Amroth and Wisemans Bridge (6 miles), Saundersfoot (9 miles) and Tenby (12 miles).
186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coastal Path (mainly within the National Park) was voted the UK’s best by readers of the BBC’s Coast magazine in 2010. The unspoilt coastal scenery and beautiful beaches give opportunities for walking, cycling and wildlife-spotting and there are pretty coastal villages and towns such as Solva and Tenby.
Pembrokeshire boasts the largest number of Blue Flag beaches in the UK. Amroth Beach is 3 miles, by car, from The Old Rectory.
Inland, the magnificent valleys and hills are covered with moorland or fields of sheep and cattle. Local attractions include ‘The National Botanic Garden of Wales’ (Carmarthernshire) and ‘Colby Woodland Garden’ (National Trust) and Picton Castle and Carew Castle with it’s Tidal Mill. Also available are sports including water sports, golf, horse riding and angling, boat trips to Caldey Island, Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm, and many other attractions including Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort, Merchant’s House in Tenby (National Trust), Manor Park Wildlife Park, Oakwood and Folly Farm.
When the weather is less than clement, indoor activities include museums, craft centres, art galleries, historic attractions such as The Bishop’s Palace and St.David’s Cathedral, Blue Lagoon Water Park and nice places to eat with spectacular views and friendly faces. Narberth, the nearest town, has a museum and a wealth of individually owned shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants and is often targeted by visitors on a wet day.