Our Top 5 Places To Eat In and Around St. David’s, Pembrokeshire.

We really love to cook on our BBQ when we are on our camping holidays but we also love to pop out to grab a bite or a coffee and explore the local eateries too.

Here is a list of 5 of our favs from our trip to St David’s.

  1. Pick Up A Coffee To Go At unsunghero – We absolutely LOVE coffee and we highly recommend you get yourselves down to unsunghero in St David’s for a coffee to go. Nestled into the back of a super cool surf shop, the unsunghero coffee cart serves the most delicious flat white. Be sure to call in and grab a brew before you stroll down to the beach for your daily surf. You will almost certainly find something that you want to buy there too. They have everything from wetsuits and handcrafted surf boards to Havaiana flip flops, sunglasses and even Aeropress coffee makers. (Campers take note; these are an absolute must for your van if you’re coffee fanatics like us!)
  2. Eat Al Fresco With A Dusty-Knuckle Pizza And Your BuddiesSituated behind the fabulous TYF base, this sourdough pizza cart offers an exciting array of flavours for your pizza. Dusty Knuckle serves everything from your classic margherita to a whole host of flavours from Solva Crab to Njuda Sausage. There is plenty of seating outside around picnic benches and a little outside bar for a fantastic social atmosphere al fresco style!
  3. Sip on a pint at The Farmers ArmsThe Farmer’s Arms is the perfect campers retreat after a long day in the fresh air. This cosy pub has a few different rooms to choose from; one with an open log fire for those winter months and one with a pool table. In the summer, grab yourself a table outside and sip on a pint as you take in the stunning views of the cathedral and rolling hills. Perfect for a good old summer time session. The selection of real ales at this pub is awesome and definitely enough to satisfy any beer critic.  The guys down at The Farmer’s Arms also serve lovely traditional pub grub seven days a week. What a brucey bonus!
  4. Tuck into a hearty portion of Fish and Chips at The Shed in PorthgainThis quayside bistro not only has the most stunning sea views, but also quite possibly the BEST fish and chips that I have ever had! And who doesn’t love a battered haddock! Take a walk around the gorgeous harbour of Porthgain, or stop off on your walk of the coastal path for the most delicious and generous helping of fish and chips this side of the Severn Bridge! All fish served here is caught locally and there are also heaps of other things on the menu to try too.
  5. Celebrate your holiday in style at cwtch* in St David’sCwtch means a warm affectionate cuddle. With a passion for “delicious, honest food”, cwtch* is the place to go for some top notch tucker. Their menu is based on local, seasonal produce and changes regularly but there is always an excellent selection to choose from. We like to come here at the end of our holiday to raise our glass to a perfect week.

Pop back and see us next week for more top camping tips on where to go, what to do and how to save those hard earned pennies.

Ta ta for now,

Team Taffi 

xx

 

Taffi’s Top Tips – 7 things to do in and around St.David’s, Pembrokeshire

We absolutely love St David’s! It is one of our favourite places to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It really does offer everything; from the vibrant main square to the beauty of the old Cathedral and grounds. Plus it’s right on the water so there are plenty of activities for you adventurous folk.

Here’s our top 7 to give you all a bit of inspiration (we tried to make it 5 but there are just too many good things to do!)…

1. Take A Boat Trip With Falcon Boats At St. Justinian’s Harbour

Explore every nook and cranny of the Pembrokeshire coastline with Ffion and her team. During the exhilarating RIB boat ride you will circle the RSPB nature reserve on Ramsey Island and will hopefully see seals, porpoise and maybe even a puffin or two. You will venture in to some of Pembrokeshire’s ancient caves and even learn a bit about the history of the area. Falcon Boats also offer a dolphin and whale watching trip which will take you further out to Grassholm Island. If you’re lucky you may even spot an Orca too.

We had such an amazing time on these boat trips and would highly recommend them both to any wildlife enthusiast.

(While you’re in St Justinian’s Harbour, be sure to pop your head into the RNLI Lifeboat Centre. It’s really impressive to see the enormous new lifeboat and well worth a visit.)

2. Have A Stroll Along The Breathtaking Coastal Path

The Coastal Path spans an incredible 186 miles and offers some of the most impressive landscape in Britain. You will experience a vast array of scenery along the way from beaches and coves to volcanic headlands and rolling hills. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen and incredible wild flowers dotted all along the path.

Although some parts of the Coastal Path can offer a real workout, there are also stretches that would suit all ages and fitness levels. If you want to dip in and out of the walk to experience different sections you can catch the Coastal Path Bus which covers the entire route from St Dogmaels to Amroth.

3. Climb, Swim And Cliff Jump Into The Ocean With TYF’s Coasteering Experience

TYF are an adventure hub where you can do anything from rent Kayaks, Surf Boards, Paddle Boards, learn to rock climb and even go coasteering. TYF pride themselves in being pioneers of this exhilarating activity, which they describe as “Pure Ocean Play” and they couldn’t be more right! It is just the MOST fun thing!

With a wetsuit, all the safety gear you need and an expert instructor who knows the Pembrokeshire coastline like the back of their hand, you will climb and scramble up rocks and jump straight into the Atlantic Ocean. We can’t shout about TYF loudly enough and we know you are going to love a day with them as much as we do!

4. Visit St David’s Cathedral

Here’s a little fact for you – St David’s is one of the smallest cities in Britain! Thanks to its magnificent Cathedral which was built in the 12th Century, St David’s has a real claim to fame. St David’s Cathedral was a popular pilgrimage destination back in the day and is still just as popular with tourists today. It is incredibly beautiful both inside and out and is the perfect place to go for some peace and quiet after a full day of activities.

5. Leap Into The Beautiful Blue Lagoon

You might recognise this picturesque spot from the Red Bull Cliff Jumping Championships. Set in the heart of an old slate quarry, Abbereiddy’s Blue Lagoon has the clearest deep blue water which is absolutely breath-taking. Come here to jump off the platforms into the water or watch some expert divers impress you with their tumble turns.

Abereiddy is also the perfect place to coasteer and climb, but be careful of the strong currents renowned in this area.

6. Go Surfing At White Sands Beach

The stunning White Sands Beach carries the European Blue Flag award and boats one of the best surfing beaches in the country. The vast expanse of beautiful white sand is perfect for taking in the rays on sunny days, beach games with your friends or even a little family picnic. From the land you can see surfers, body boarders and canoeists along the horizon and if you want to get involved there is a rental company providing everything you need to give it a go. So get that wet suit on and ride those waves!

7. Catch a fish Or Two With Haven Boat Charters

For anyone into a bit of angling, or even for the complete novice, we can highly recommend Haven Boat Charters’ excellent fishing trips. Dave, the skipper, comes highly recommended and will guide you through your fishing experience He can also provide all tackle and equipment if you need it. His boat will take you offshore from Milford Haven and you will be guaranteed to have an exciting time on board.

We always love hearing about everyone else’s “Top Tips” too so please give us a shout if you have anything to add to our list. We love a recommendation!

 Next up with Taffi’s Top Tips – 5 places to eat and drink in St David’s.

Happy Camping Y’all!

 

 

 

 

 

Our very first blog post…a bit about us.

This is our very first blog post and we are super excited to get started. We can’t wait to share all of our amazing travel and camping stories with you all and hopefully inspire some new “bucket-list” trips. We are definite followers of the Home is Where you Park It Tribe and we love taking our van Wil on as many adventures as we can.

Firstly to fill you in a bit about “Our Wil”… He is the first campervan to be a part of the Taffi family. He is a spritely young thing and loves an adventure. We love trips in our Wil so much that we even hire him out to anyone who wants to go and explore the outdoors through our company Taffi Campers. 

Our lovely boy started his life as a panel van but has now had a new lease of life as our beloved camper. We are so proud that he is #builtnotbought and we have our buddies over at Cannon Camper Conversions to thank for that! He has been made with love and care and every item has been specifically chosen for him. We loved every minute of the conversion and will definitely have another blogpost coming soon to tell you all about the process as we are just about to get our second van in the workshop!

*Cue excited cheers from the Taffi Campers HQ*

We have had some truly epic trips over the last few years which we can’t wait to share with you, from New Zealand (where we decided we needed to buy our own van) to the beautiful coastline of our beloved Wales, to the west coast of England even up to the highlands of Scotland,  and many more. We always have a trip in the pipeline and are always looking at savvy ways to save a buck so tune in and find out how you could join the  VanLife cult that is sweeping the nation.

In the meantime, check out our Instagram for some cheeky updates of what we have been up to and for news of the latest arrival to join our team in the New Year.