Where to eat
There are some lovely traditional pubs and inns within easy driving distance of Fron Fawr, all being family friendly and most also welcoming pets in some, if not all, of their eating areas.
For more special occasions, there are bistros and restaurants a little further afield but well worth the journey for a holiday treat.
Crwst in the centre of Cardigan – 01239 842338 or email CONTACT@CRWST.CYMRU SA43 1BU (5 miles from Fron Fawr) – on the site of the former art deco styled Siop Y Cardi building, a newly refurbished superb deli/bistro with great coffee, lovely home made cakes, a very welcoming bar and superb food – booking highly recommended – accepts well behaved dogs too!
The Nags Head Inn – in Abercych, just 5 miles from the cottages at Fron Fawr and the best pub in North Pembrokeshire. A traditional family and pet friendly inn serving excellent pub food, cask and guest ales, many from local micro breweries. There is an outdoor enclosed play area for younger guests and a delightful beer garden overlooking the River Cych – perfect for outdoor family dining along with your four legged friend. Always advisable to book, especially during busy holiday periods – 01239 841200 – SA37 0HJ
Pizza Tipi – on the Quay in Cardigan – Pizza, Bar, Music + Fun. Woodfired handmade Pizza, Salads & Breads, Cakes & bakes. Great coffee, local craft beers & wine in riverside courtyard. Open from Easter through to the end of October half term – SA43 1EZ
The Ship Inn – in Tresaith. Superb location overlooking Tresaith Beach.Parking can be difficult but it is worth it to visit this pub which has fantastic views over the bay. Dogs are very welcome in the bar area but as there are only a few tables in the bar area, please call in advance to book one of these tables. Dogs are also very welcome at the tables on the outdoor terrace, but unfortunately not in the conservatory. 01239 811816 – SA43 2LJ
The Harbourmaster – in Aberaeron. Superb restaurant and bistro in lovely fishing habour village. This is an excellent family friendly bistro. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted. 01545 571645 – SA46 0BT
Coast – just a few miles from the seaside town of Saundersfoot. Their ethos is to source everything (where possible) locally from Pembrokeshire. Will Holland and his team prepare dishes with skill, experience, creativity and a good dollop of style. Brunch and lunch excellent for families, with dinner perhaps that little bit more special for an adult only treat. After a walk along the stunning beach, dogs are very welcome on the outdoor terrace, but not inside. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner – 01834 810800
Y Polyn – near Carmarthen. Excellent restaurant using local Welsh produce where possible with great atmosphere. 01267 290000 – SA32 7LH
Ffynnone Arms – traditional pub dating from the 18th century, serving real ale, lager and cider and serving bar meals, take aways and carvery, and also catering for special dietary requirements (gluten-free, dairy-free), vegetarians and vegans. Well behaved dogs welcome in the bar area. SA370EH 01239 841800
The Golden Lion – in Newport, Pembs. Offering both a traditional inn and a restaurant, both perfect for families and groups with the inn welcoming dogs too. In the summer, there is an inviting beer garden too.
The Grove – nr Narberth, Pembs. A luxury, boutique hotel with an award winning restaurant – highly recommended. Afternoon Tea is a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Dogs are very welcome in the lounges and outside but not in the restaurant. Run by Neil and Zoe Kedward.
01834 860 915
The Ferry Inn – in St.Dogmael’s (on the way to Poppit Sands). Wonderful location with views out over the river estuary. The Ferry has an outdoor terrace extending along the estuary, perfect for summer al fresco dining. Very pet friendly in all areas except the top level of the inside dining area.
Cwtch Restaurant – in St.David’s. Award winning restaurant. 01437 720491 – SA62 6SD
The Canteen – in Newport, Pembs. Good family friendly restaurant with excellent homemade burgers, salads and pizzas in a great location just off the main high street. Dogs welcome during the day during breakfast and lunch but not in the evening as it does get very busy – 01239 820131 – SA42 0PH
The Sloop Inn – in Portgain, near St.David’s. Lunch and dinner available 7 days a week and as it is a coastal village, there is nearly always fresh fish on the menu and locally caught lobster, when in season. Extremely family friendly with tables outside overlooking a football green where children can play and run off steam whilst adults enjoy the seaside ambience. Dogs welcome outside. – 01348 831449 – SA62 5BN