Narberth by lhourahane - CC BY 2.0
Narbeth’s well kept High Street is lined with dazzlingly coloured Edwardian homes and family-run businesses. It has developed a reputation as a magnet for shoppers and diners in search of Pembrokeshire’s finest food. As you wander through the quiet centre of Narbeth, you’ll discover galleries, antique dealers and vintage shops. There are also a number of fascinating historical sites to explore, including the ruins of a castle, to which a series of local myths and legends are attached. For a small community, Narbeth hosts a surprising number of annual events, including a food festival, carnival and plant sale.
To delve into the fascinating history of this unique coastal region, call in at the excellent Narbeth Museum. Housed in the Bonded Stores, which were historically used for the safe keeping of brandy, whisky and rum, this family attraction features interactive games and a collection of artefacts which provide a sense of what life was like in the town at the turn of the century. There’s also an excellent café and shop.
If you’re in the area in September, check out Narberth Food Festival, a lively two-day event featuring hundreds of stalls, offering visitors the chance to sample some of the area’s best fresh produce. There’s also live music, street theatre and children’s activities.
St. Peter's Church by David Skinner - CC BY 2.0
If you’re after a light lunch in Narberth, check out Ultracomida, on the High Street. This stylish deli and restaurant serves fresh produce from the fields and coastline of Pembrokeshire, and a range of delicious, reasonably priced meals. Another good option is the laid-back Plum Vanilla Café, a bohemian-style establishment serving healthy lunches such as falafel salad, Welsh cheese ploughman’s and grilled ciabatta bread with goats cheese, pear and chilli syrup. If you want to settle down in front of the football with a pint of local ale, the Dragon Inn is hard to beat. This friendly, old-fashioned pub has a reputation for good food.
“This pretty Pembrokeshire market town is full of unique shops, cafes and restaurants.”
Narberth is perfectly located for exploring the ruggedly beautiful countryside and coastline of Wales. Some of the country’s most impressive beaches are a short drive away. To the west is St Davids, a lovely little city with a cathedral and a wealth of vast, sandy beaches. To the south of Narbeth is Tenby, a charming walled town with plenty of shops, eateries and historical sites to discover. Head north and you’ll find yourself in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, home to some of Wales’ most spectacular coastal scenery.