2021 is the year of the staycation, with a record number of us opting to holiday closer to home to take full advantage of all the country has to offer. We are extremely fortunate to have such an incredible selection of holiday destinations here in Wales; from coastal getaways to rural retreats and everything in between. For many, planning a staycation in Wales could be a daunting task with so many options available, but fear not, we’re here to provide a little helping hand to those who are looking to enjoy all that wonderful Wales has to offer. Here is our guide to some of the best things to do in Pembrokeshire, Wales – each with a foodie twist, of course!
We are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to finding things to do in Pembrokeshire, there really is something for everyone in this stunning corner of the country. Of course, many of our favourite things to do in Pembrokeshire involve delicious food and drink, and when in the area, we always like to pop in to see some of the wonderful producers that we are so lucky to work with. If your Wales staycation is near Newport, Pembrokeshire, then you simply must stop by our friends at Bluestone Brewing Co on Tyriet Farm to say hello. Sample some of their delicious craft ales, take a look around the brewery and meet some of the faces behind one of our favourite Welsh beers.
Another place you must visit in Pembrokeshire is the stunning seaside village of Solva, where you’ll find a delightful little café run by the wonderful ladies behind Mamgu Welshcakes. You’re sure to be greeted with a wonderfully warm Welsh welcome, before tucking into some delicious, traditional Welsh food and drink, lovingly made using locally sourced ingredients. And of course, no visit to Mamgu would be complete without tasting a selection of their incredible, homemade Welshcakes!
If you’re looking for things to do around Tenby, then how about taking a short trip along the coast to discover Freshwater West beach, the home of The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co and their delightful seaside food outlet. Sample some deliciously different, traditional Welsh food, using wonderfully fresh ingredients hand foraged from the stunning Pembrokeshire shores. A celebration of sustainable and local food, a trip to Freshwater West is a must if you’re planning an itinerary of things to do in Pembrokeshire.
For those who are looking to try something different and want to discover unusual things to do in Pembrokeshire, then you really must try a Wild foraging day and multi course dinner with Michelin trained chef and expert forager, Matt, founder of Fishing and Foraging Wales. The perfect experience day for a foodie couple who are looking to try something different, spend the day foraging for fresh ingredients along the stunning coastline of Pembrokeshire and end your unique foodie experience with a multi-course dinner prepared by Michelin trained chef, Matt using the fresh ingredients you picked up along your way. A truly unforgettable experience and a wonderfully unique way of exploring the Pembrokeshire coast!
And of course, no holiday to Pembrokeshire would be complete without sampling some of the county’s best gins! If you’re staying near the seaside resort of Tenby and are looking for things to do in Tenby itself, then you must pop in and say hello to our wonderful producer, Pembrokeshire Gin Company. No visit to Tenby would be complete without picking up a bottle of their award-winning gins to take home with you!
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