Drinking and nightlife in Pembrokeshire

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire


    This hip hub includes an interesting gallery (the streetside West Wales Art Centre), an excellent restaurant, a peaceful terrace area and an inviting little tile-floored bar. There's a good selection of Welsh craft beer and cider, a decent choice of wine, and the staff know their way around a cocktail shaker. There are regular live gigs as well, particularly jazz.

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire

    Dyffryn Arms

    If the step-back-in-time feel of Cwm Gwaun isn't visceral enough, drop into the Dyffryn Arms. Better known as Bessie's after its legendary octogenarian landlady, this rare survivor of yesteryear occupies what's basically the front room of her house. Beer is served from jugs filled straight from the barrel; no hand pumps here!

  • Nightlife in St Davids (Tyddewi)

    Farmer's Arms

    Even though St Davids is a bit of a tourist trap, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more authentic, gregarious locals' pub. There's real ale and Guinness on tap, and it's the place to be when the rugby's playing. A basic pub menu (mains £12 to £14) is served noon to 2.30pm and 6pm to 9.30pm daily.

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire

    Ship Inn

    This tremendously snug and convivial little 250-year-old pub has an open fire in winter and walls covered in memorabilia, including photos of Richard Burton filming Under Milk Wood outside (the street and nearby quay haven't changed a bit).

  • Nightlife in South Pembrokeshire

    Old Point House

    Warm and welcoming but rough around the edges, this 15th-century cottage pub sits at the end of a deeply rutted road, looking out over the water and marooned by spring tides. It was partly built with shipwreck timbers, and its battered furniture, ancient navigational charts and roaring fire lend it plenty of charm.

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire

    Farmers Arms

    If you're a lover of village pubs, this solid stone tavern in the hilltop village of Mathry, 5 miles east of Porthgain, is well worth seeking out. There's nothing fancy about it, just rugby memorabilia on the walls, hard rock on the jukebox, good, honest food and a rotating selection of hand-pulled guest ales.

  • Nightlife in South Pembrokeshire

    Castle Inn

    This snug local pub – all bare stone and wonky beams – is good for a quiet afternoon pint, but it livens up in the evenings as a youngish crowd gathers for a night on the town. Live bands blast away the cobwebs on summer weekends. The large rear beer garden comes into its own on sunny Sundays.

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire

    Llwyngwair Arms

    With aged stone walls and red-and-black chequer-board tiles, this is a proper locals' pub – and the best place in Newport to watch the rugby. There's a pool table upstairs and a beer garden at the rear.

  • Nightlife in North Pembrokeshire

    Old Sailors

    Built in 1593, this remote and rustic place on the western side of Dinas Island is a great place to break a coast walk with a pint and a quick bite. The sunsets from the beer garden are glorious.

  • Nightlife in South Pembrokeshire

    Tenby House

    This lively pub has DJs on the weekends, and a sunny, flower-bedecked courtyard for summer afternoon sessions.