The seaside setting was beautiful on a sunny July evening for a family outing. The menu is interesting and varied, with lots of special fishy treats. One of us had gurnard which we had never heard of before - a weird-looking fish when alive, but with fine, white flesh on the plate.. Among the seven of us, we had fish soup, farmhouse pate, steak, fish pie, chicken and leek pie, lasagne and several other dishes from the dinner and speciality fish menus. On a busy evening, the service was friendly and quick. We felt it was a bit cool and windy for eating outside, but there is a terrace with the wonderful, distant views up the estuary visible from the dining room too. It's not cheap - main dishes from 17 quid - but its a fine place in a marvellous setting. It's a multi-award winning restaurant.
Called in here off the cuff whilst on a walking holiday and although it was busy the staff found us a table and didn't bother about the fact we were in walking gear. There were lots of people outside having drinks and the compact bar area was also full of diners. This pub is in a great location right on the bay.
We had Lobster and a burger and both were absolutely spot on. The waitress was very cheerful and polite and we were served quickly. The food was served without undue delay and was hot and well presented. The only down-side was that the room we ate in (through the bar away from the bay) was pretty cramped and there was not much room between tables. It also meant that the overblown pontifications of the pompous windbag on the next table could not readily be avoided. Obviously his behaviour isn't the establishment's fault, but perhaps the cramped seating arrangements could be looked at.
Called here today with my wife and 3 children. 1 year old, 2 year old and 17 year old.
It was fairly busy so I asked could we sit in the new extension, I was told no as it wasn't finished and was cold, although all the tables were set up ??
We then pushed 2 small tables together so we had enough room. I asked for a menu, which was presented. No mention of a children's menu, just the expensive fresh fish menu.
We were brought drinks and decided in a portion if chips each.
Towards the end my wife noticed that the fruit shoot drinks my 2 small children had were a month out if date. The barman refunded them, wow thanks.
For a pub that surly relies on family visitors, they need to start welcoming families as much as the drinkers.
Today my friend & I (& dogs) decided to lunch at this pub during a long coastal walk. I already knew this wasnt a dog friendly place as we had visited previously during a walk when we were caught unawares by a mid summer sea mist which was cold and damp and this was the only place for dry shelter & we were turned away because of the dog ! Anyway - today - sat in their unwelcoming patio area which still has the old untreated table & benches there, & ordered our food from the Snack/Starter menu. We both ordered the two different Pate's which cost £5.75 each. We couldnt believe it when our 'meal' was put in front of us & consisted of 4 small slices of cut french stick & a small bowl of pate - no salad garnish etc. I wouldnt even have served this up for myself at home - it was embarrassing. I Was tempted to ask for a bowl of chips to add to this meagre meal, however at the bar the person next to me was told the pub didnt offer bowls of chips on their own. Ok, this pub is in a lovely setting, but i feel that they take advantage of the fact that they have no nearby competition so this gives them the green light to treat their customers however they like, serve food which is inadequate and expensive. Thankgod we were able to have some lovely good quality & value home cooked food at the tea room in St Ishmaels garden centre, to help us complete our lengthy walk. Pembrokeshire pub landlords need to get out of the County more often to see whats on offer in other waterside resorts to see how things can be done.