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Guide to Pembrokeshire

Traveller’s Guide to Pembrokeshire

I’m delighted to see that Newport is highly recommended in the Condé Nast Traveller’s Guide to Pembrokeshire. They have this to say about the town:

“It doesn’t look like much as you drive through, but little Newport – not under any circumstances to be mistaken for its city namesake – is the discreet holiday hideaway of well-heeled Welsh speakers, and English money looking for something less obvious than Cornwall or Sandbanks. There are hardly any visual clues; it’s the absence of things that gives the game away – no tat-shops, football tops, or lagery crowds. Instead, there are superb pubs and restaurants, a first-rate butcher and fishmonger and, tucked half-a-mile down from the main drag, a delightful boat-bobbing estuary. A drink at the boat club, as the sun goes down, begets the satisfying glow of knowing you’re in precisely the right place. “

Whilst I think the “well-healed Welsh speakers, and English money looking for something less obvious than Cornwall or Sandbanks” is a bit caricaturish, the rest rings true.

And I can’t disagree with any of their comments about the gastronomical options:

“It can’t be said of many Welsh towns, but it’s actually quite difficult to eat badly in Newport. The Cnapan, Llys Meddyg, Golden Lion and Castle Inn are all well-above-average examples of their kind, while the current pick of the bunch, Blas (it means ‘taste’), is a cheerful bistro doing very good food, charmingly served.”

I am very happy to eat in any of the above venues which between them offer something for every occasion whether you want a quick snack, good pub grub or a special night out.  The Tapas & Tunes nights at Blas at Fronlas are always good value with excellent fare  accompanied by acoustic music.

The rest of the article can be found here : Condé Nast Guide




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