48 hours in…Narberth
A not-so-hidden gem, the former capital of Pembrokeshire now boasts one of the best high-streets in the country.
Think independently owned shops and galleries, little clothing boutiques, an array of excellent café’s, and one of the busiest music venues in the county.
Have breakfast in Plum Vanilla Café, then a meander around the Malthouse antique emporium, maybe admire the florists’ displays, or go and view some local artwork in one of the numerous galleries. Then over lunch and a glass of wine at Ultracomida tapas bar you can pick up some artisan cheeses, meats and breads, maybe a bottle of two of olive oil, a handful of cornichon, and some coffee for the morning.
In the afternoon perhaps a quick trip to the museum and bookshop for the necessary dose of culture, before popping up to Fire & Ice for artisan gelato or sorbet or maybe some a little stronger...Gin! Or maybe save that for tomorrow, you need to allow yourself some serious tasting time!
If you’re here for a while…
… be sure to explore around, Narberth is ideally situated between sea and sky, with many of the trails along the Preseli Mountains within a 20 minute drive, and the award winning coastal path about the same distance in the opposite direction. Day trips to St.Davids, Tenby and Saundersfoot, or Cardigan are all easily within reach and offer an array of activities from kayaking to kite surfing.
Voted one of the best high streets in the UK, Narberth is a buzz of independent boutiques, antique shops, galleries, pottery, household stores and jewellers as well as deli's, butchers and bakers. You'll definitely find something individual and unique in Narberth.
For a Family:
Try the Creative Café for paint your own fun that all ages will appreciate, and be sure to keep an eye out for Span Arts who regularly hold events throughout summer to keep smaller hands and feet busy.
Narberth is about twenty minutes away from the seaside towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot for beach time, and only 15 minutes away from Haverfordwest for visits to the cinema and swimming pool.
Try exploring Narberth’s castle, or learning about the Town Hall’s peculiar history as the Gaol that held the infamous Rebecca and her rioters. During summer The Queens Hall plays host to music, film, art exhibitions and comedy shows so be sure to check their website for current listings.
Try The Grove situated just outside Narberth town centre, renowned for its fine dining with locally sourced ingredients and beautifully decorated rooms. Owners Neil and Zoe are always around for a chat and their executive chef Allister Barsby has recently joined them from the 2 Michelin starred Gidleigh Park in Devon.
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Explore more of Pembrokeshire's towns in our '48 hours in......' series. There's Pembroke, Newport, St Davids, Fishguard and Tenby. Plenty of inspiration.