Take a load off after a long day of exploring the Waterway…
There are few better ways of spending a summer’s evening than lounging by the water with a few drinks and that’s exactly what these pubs offers.
Over 200 miles of coastline lines the Milford Haven Waterway, a thoroughly rugged Welsh landscape that begs to be explored. One can easily while away a week drifting along the river and out into the sea, but you’d be remiss not to drop into one of these excellent pubs along the way.
The Griffin Pub
Consistently voted as one of the very best pubs in the area, The Griffin Pub is a perfect stop off for those visiting the Milford Haven area. The current incarnation of the pub is run by husband and wife team, Sian and Simon Vickers.
Both owners have roots in the area (with Sian’s family having run the pub in years gone by) when the couple saw that the beloved drinking hole was up for sale they leapt at the chance to run the place themselves. After being presented with a box of fresh fish by a local fisherman, Simon wowed locals with his cooking and used the success of that night to steer The Griffin in a new culinary direction.
The Cresselly Arms
You’ll find the Cresselly Arms away tucked in a little corner deep into the Waterway, but it’s a corner that’s well worth exploring. On cold Winter days you can take refuge inside the cosy bar or lounge, where you can sip a delicious real ale or a well prepared coffee, but during the Summer is when this pub shines the brightest. Two outdoor seating areas offer guests the chance to soak up the riverside views whilst they dine on some classic pub grub.
Ferry House Inn
Set right on the waterfront you could easily mistake the Ferry House Inn for someone’s home, such is its unassuming impression within the small village of Llanstadwell. Just over 900 people live in the surrounding areas, providing more than enough patronage for this long-running, successful pub. During the day you’ll find plenty of boats moored outside this pub, with visitors happily sipping pints and tucking into hot meals, but in the evenings this pub belongs to the locals with regular music events providing entertainment throughout the year.
Serving lunch and dinner all year round, the Lawrenny Arms serves evening and lunch meals all year round from their idyllic riverside location. This pub is nicely removed from the main thoroughfare of Milford Haven, making it an ideal spot to take a breather for a few hours. Their Sunday roasts are well respected (and well attended), so don’t expect to get a seat unless you’ve booked well ahead of schedule…