Carrying on after the brewery why not pop into a place to buy a load of cheese? We visited the same shop about three years ago and nothing has changed.
Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheeses. The guy I remembered is still three, with is Welsh charm and taking the time to talk about his cheese. Sampling the best quality cheese I have tasted anywhere in the world.
Talk about family business, well this is it. Dad, Mom and son in the shop.
Known has the Cheese Shed. Doubles up has a Post Office. We brought six of their seven cheeses for under 20 GBP. From November to Christmas they offer a 10% discount on their cheeses. So a big saving for your Christmas hamper.
A change of posting, rather than a full day post, I thought maybe a series of posts on a day to day of the road trip. Just check out the title for the post. Let me know what you think: a full day or a breakdown. I will still cover the day.
When it rains in Wales it rains and it didn’t stop all day. Still a lot to see, so lets get on with it.
Well worth the trip to a micro brewery is a little place called Gwaun Valley Brewery. The brewery was set up in 2009 by Len Davies, perfecting his recipes to get the unique flavours that everybody loves.
His wife Sarah designed the labels for the bottles and each shows a different scene from the Gwaun Valley.
On the B4313 five miles from Fishguard you will find the quaint brewery. With free tasting of the beers just to wet your appetite. Beers are for sale in individual bottles or a gift pack of three or you can buy has many bottles has you like. Great taste so worthwhile the visit. Staff are really polite and very helpful with no pressure sale.
Another day and further tales and information of our day.
Starting off at Porthgain I have been there before and wanted a return trip so I could pick up a few more pictures and to give you a run down on the quaint village. The village is steeped in history, was once a busy port transporting slate and building stone until the 1930’s. Today the harbour is used by fisherman and is a working fishing village.
Climb up the steps and take the coastal pathway, the panoramic view is just stunning as is all the Pembrokeshire coast line.
Porthgain is a tourist spot and features eating, shopping and art galleries to tempt. The Sloop Inn in Porthgain pre dates from 1743. It’s one of the famous if not the most famous pubs in Pembrokeshire. The interior of the pub is quaint and historic, while the seating area around the front door is an ideal sun trap. The Sloop serve food at lunchtime and evenings. A specialty is fresh crab, which is landed daily at Porthgain harbour, only two hundred yards away.
Another favorite is The Shed serving up at lunchtimes and evenings serving teas, coffees, cakes, fish and chips and daily specials. The building was once the machine shop for the engines that operated the brick works in the industrial heyday of Porthgain. Although The Shed is a little expensive, the portions are substantial.
Car parking at the village is a little hit and miss. It is free to park but with the number of tourist’s you have to wait until a spot becomes available.
Passing through Fishguard making towards a beach we past by the famous Fishguard Fort. The Napoleonic Fort at Fishguard was built between 1779 and 1781. It was armed with eight nine-pounder guns which were fired to warn off approaching French ships during the attempted French invasion of 1797.
Park up the car, take the short walk down to the fort.
If like me you do like a beach make your way past Fishguard and Newport. You will find a beach almost a mile. Traeth Mawr or Big Beach in the English translation. Excellent beach for the family, but follow the rules set out by the lifeguards, they are there for a reason. You can park on the beach when the tide is out, but there is a car park (fee paying). There is an attendant to take the parking fee. Toilets and a small shop is located at the site.
Last port of call for the day was Strumble Head. Now if you want breathtaking, then this is the place for you. Road leading to the head is a little narrow at times, so take your time through the winding road. But the trip is worthwhile. The rocky coast line and the lighthouse is amazing.
Another fabulous day of traveling.
Walking around Solva Harbour, saw this shot of the seagull on the top of a boat.
Birds flew overhead.