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  • Narberth


    Quirky chic sums up this elegant market town, a hub for independent boutiques, fine foods and a lively arts scene in the heart of Pembrokeshire.

    The Mabinogion (the earliest British prose literature, compiling stories from the Welsh oral tradition of storytelling) mentions Narberth as the location of the court of Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed. Narberth later became a Norman stronghold on the Landsker line which notionally divided Welsh-speaking Wales
    from the English-speaking southern areas of the country. These days, Narberth offers a chic destination for fans of independent boutique shopping, vibrant arts and all that is good in food. With its lively arts scene and great venues, including the Queens Hall and Span Arts, the fact that Narberth isn’t by the sea is no drawback. Browse antique centres and independent boutiques for local art, iron work, textiles, bespoke clothes and gorgeous shoes or indulge your creativity painting pottery at the Creative Café. Not much is left of Narberth Castle, but visitors can get a flavour of the town at Narberth Museum housed in the old Bonded Stores. Welsh Wine is gaining a name for itself – see for yourself at Cwm Deri vineyard . And while we’re on the subject of alcohol, why not check out Caffle Microbrewery Get out into the fresh air at Canaston Woods or enjoy the waterslides and pools of the Blue Lagoon, part of the Bluestone resort. Narberth hosts a popular annual food festival in September and the West Wales Wool Show in October.



    Plas Hyfryd at the top of the town is a popular hotel choice, as is The Grove, offering elegant country house accommodation just outside Narberth. You can enjoy B&B at Plas Farmhouse, reputed to be the oldest house in Narberth, or stay on a working farm such as Green Grove Farm just 5 minutes from the town. Narberth is a mecca for foodies, with Ultracomida Spanish deli and tapas bar, an award-winning butcher selling local meat and Wisebuys Fruiterers and Fine Foods offering everything from fruit and veg to a great coffee. Ice Cream lovers need to head to Fire and Ice for artisan ices, plus a range of Welsh ales and ciders. For café style eating, Plum Vanilla serves organic, homemade food with plenty of vegetarian options. Peppercorn Restaurant and Grill is heaven for carnivores offering steaks and burgers.



    Getting there: Narberth is just off the A40 trunk road between Carmarthen and Haverfordwest, and on the A487 from Cardigan.

    Parking: Limited on street parking; there’s a car park at Town Moor at the top of the High Street.

    Public Transport: Narberth is on the West Wales line and has a station with trains to Pembroke Dock, Carmarthen and Swansea. Regular buses travel to Tenby, Haverfordwest, Cardigan and Carmarthen.

    Useful Contacts

    The Queen’s Hall 01834 861212

    Span Arts 01834 869323

    The Creative Café 01834 861651

    Narberth Museum

    Cwm Deri Vineyard 01834 891274

    Canaston Woods

    The Blue Lagoon 01834 862410

    Narberth Food Festival

    West Wales Wool Show

    Plas Hyfryd 01834 869006

    The Grove 01834 860915

    Plas Farmhouse 01834 869089

    Green Grove Farm 01834 860614

    Ultracomida 01834 861491

    Wise Buys 01834 861880

    Fire and Ice 01834 861995

    Plum Vanilla 01834 862762

    Andrew Rees Butcher 01834 861892

    Caffle Brewery 01437 541502

    The Peppercorn Restaurant and Grill 01834 861778

    Market Square Chop House 01834 869944


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