About Melin Tregwynt
Owned by the same family since 1912, over 30 local people work at the mill, and products from this remote corner of Wales can be found in design-led shops and smart hotels, on film and TV. The mill entered the Guinness Book of Records in 2008 after weaving the biggest picnic blanket in the world for Waitrose.
You can watch the weaving Mon to Fri , there is a mill shop, cafe and picnic area open 7 days a week, all year round and spectacular beaches, cliffs and coastal footpaths all within 5 mins walk.
Our new restaurant and coffee shop is open 7 days a week. We offer light lunches, locally baked sponge cakes, bara brith, welsh cakes and good Cappuccino coffee! We use local suppliers to provide the best in taste and quality; and we also stock local farm produce for a real taste of Wales. We have regular evening supper clubs so keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for monthly events or ask to join our email list.
Welcome and we hope you enjoy your visit.
Open all year.
Guided tours can be pre-booked on +44(0)1348891225 subject to season and availability.
- Baby Changing
- Bottle Warming
- Childrens meals
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Toilet
- Free Admission
- Groups welcome
- Open All Year
- Parking (free)
- Pembrokeshire Produce
- VAQAS - Visit Wales - Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme
- Wet Weather attraction
The Mill Shop & Café are open 7 days a week all year round. The Weaving shed is open to view and weaving can be seen on Weekdays throughout the year. Admission is FREE.
The Mill site is sloping, a road runs through the site and there are unfenced streams on both sides so visitors are urged to be aware and keep a close supervision of children & dogs.
There are safe grassy spaces within the main carpark and also surrounding the Mill Café in the grassed areas to the south and west.
On the north side of the road is the Leet (Water Channel) and Waterfall – the path here can be followed but is very uneven and may be slippery when wet.
There are 2 CAR PARKS; –
the main Car Park approached first if coming from the A 487 direction, has a fine gravel surface with extra overflow parking available through into a grassy field (ideal for dogs as cars can be parked in the shade of the trees)
There is a second tarmac car park behind the Mill building approached first if coming from Abermawr/ Aberbach direction. Deliveries via large lorries are made into this CP so only used as overflow parking for visitors.
The Mill is on the Strumble Shuttle BUS route between Fishguard/ St Davids with up to 3 buses daily in each direction from April- October and a limited winter service
ACCESS to SHOP & CAFÉ
There is level gravel access from the main visitor car park – surface suitable for buggies & wheelchairs and for those with limited mobility
TOILETS are directly accessible from the path with dedicated disabled & baby changing facilities.
There is level access from Café directly into the Shop and a slight ramp into the Shop when Shop accessed from road between Mill and Shop.
ACCESS TO MILL BUILDINGS
The Old Mill building is grade 2 listed and on 2 floors. The top floor is accessed by 6 steps and this space is used for Yarn storage & for temporary exhibitions.
The Lower floor of the Old Mill building is accessed from the front of the building via a level path into the WATER WHEEL room – this has a metal framed raised floor and is accessible for wheelchairs & Buggies. The Water wheel and a video installation on the restoration of the wheel can be seen here.
This metal walkway goes on into the workroom and at this point the WEAVING SHED can be viewed from the workshop level;-however access into the weaving shed walkway itself involves 2 steps and is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs.
There is a separate entrance on the side of the Old Mill building facing the café & Shop.
Entry here is by a single low step. On the right is a room with interpretation panels telling the mill story to Visitors. This space is also used for workshop events.
Centrally is a Video unit showing all aspects of the weaving processes at the mill with our staff explaining what they do- especially helpful for visitors at weekends & Bank Holidays.
On the Left is access to the WEAVING SHED walkway – however access here involves 2 steps, and is not suitable for buggies & wheelchairs.
WEAVING SHED ACCESS.
Due to the nature of production and the need to operate safely the only area of this building accessible to visitors is the WALKWAY – this space is behind a safety screen and accessed by steps at either end.
You’ll find us situated between St Davids and Fishguard just off the main coast road (A487).
We are clearly signposted off the main road, and when you turn and head down the lane in the “Abermawr” (our local beach) direction, you’ll find helpful signs at every junction until you arrive at the mill
Grid Reference SM 89432 34819 Sat Nav use SA62 5UX