We all look forward to celebrating our Patron Saint on March 1st and nowhere more so than in the beautiful county where he was born. In preparation, we’ve got some of Pembrokeshire’s finest food and drink producers to tickle your taste buds ahead of the big day.
Mamgu Welshcakes. St David’s Day would not be complete without a Welshcake and now you can sit back, relax and enjoy them with your favourite cuppa in artisan surroundings at Mamgu Welshcakes coffee shop Café in the heart of Solva. Whether you prefer the traditional taste or like to try different flavours, Mamgu Welshcakes have something for everyone. Visit their website for online sales or even better, call in and enjoy the hwyl.
Cinnamon Grove Gin. For those who like to raise a glass to St.David, Cinnamon Grove Gin is a great choice. Made with water from a 300-year-old well in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside. Cinnamon Grove is Pembrokeshire’s first gin distillery and “Ruby”, their copper column still which was made in America, continues to produce unique tasting premium gins which are available to purchase from retail stores throughout Pembrokeshire or via the website.
Tenby Harbwr Brewery. HARBWR is a craft brewery and taproom which brews and produces a range of core ales. Situated just above Tenby’s iconic harbour, you can enjoy a tasting tour of the taproom or enjoy a meal and raise a glass to our Patron Saint in this popular seaside location. Harbwr’s craft beers are also available on their website.
Bluestone Brewing Company. High up in the Preseli Hills there’s something very special brewing. You can celebrate our Patron Saint with a “Bedrock Blonde”, a “Cave Dweller” or even by raising a “Hammer Stone”. Go there in the daytime and you’d never believe that it’s a venue which holds some fantastic evening concerts and events so your celebrations can go on and on throughout the year. Visit their website for more information on their craft beers and events.
Trwffl. Indulge in the luxurious taste of flavoured chocolate and smooth, creamy ganache each made with care and passion right here in Pembrokeshire. Pop into the shop at Milford Waterfront’s marina and you’ll be spoilt for choice. With flavours and dietary options to suit everyone your choice of Trwffl’s will delight and it’s a great way to enjoy a special Welsh treat on St David’s Day.
Cariad Coffee. Ok, so we don’t produce coffee beans in Wales (yet) but don’t let that stop you from celebrating St David’s Day with a smooth medium roast blend from Pembrokeshire’s Cariad Coffee. With their own farming roots they take great care to source from organic accredited and environmentally friendly suppliers. Cariad Coffee has smooth chocolate tones and a sweet caramel syrupy mouthfeel. The blends are complimented by a light citrus acidity, plum and a long smooth finish. Shop online here
Ritec Valley Organics. If you’re planning to celebrate St David’s Day with a family meal it’s worth remembering that we have suppliers producing fantastically fresh produce right here in Pembrokeshire. Ritec Valley Organics have a box scheme which is the shortest possible route from their fields to your plates. They also source other products locally to give you a great range to choose from with as low food miles as possible. Visit their website
Bubbleton Farm Shop & Farm Kitchen. A visit is a must! You can celebrate St David’s Day in the heart of the South Pembrokeshire countryside with a leisurely lunch, see the animals being reared and then take home some fantastic local products from the farm shop at Bubbleton. You can also visit their “hop garden” to learn more about how they produce hops for local craft breweries in Pembrokeshire and sample some of the ales.
Lochmeyler Farm Ice Cream. With over 40 flavours of dairy ice cream and sorbets including 4 award winning flavours, Pembrokeshire’s own Lochmeyler is the cream of Ice Cream. Some of the favourites include locally sourced ingredients such as Pembrokeshire Salted Caramel, Welsh Cake, Marmalade and Christmas Pudding Trwffl so other Pembrokeshire food suppliers are part of Lochmeyler’s success. Regardless of whether the sun shines or it’s a bit damp on March 1st, this taste of Pembrokeshire is not to be missed.