Four Seasons Farm Shop, SA69 9DS: A fantastic find whether you’re a foodie or just a lazy person who wants a picnic without all the preparation. Everything from fresh bread, locally made pies and cakes, and cheeses, to fruit, vegetables, olives, herbs and spices, and some wonderful game and seafood. After a day out we often detour here to pick up a dressed crab and a fresh loaf for a trouble-free (and yummy!) supper. Tel: 01834 812911.
Bethesda Farm & Coffee Shop, SA67 8HQ: We’ve been buying meat from Geraint and Sian since we moved to Pembrokeshire in 2003 and we’ve watched their enterprise grow from a shop in a caravan (ok, a big caravan!) to a fully fledged butcher, farm shop and cafe. The range of produce on offer is great, and the service is always with a smile. This is a great combination of a “proper” butcher and a grocer/greengrocer, suitable for both locals and holidaymakers. Tel: 01437 563124.
Nash Farm Shop, SA72 4SS: Opened in 2012 this Farm Shop offers meat butchered on the premises (and advice on how to cook it) as well as a range of cakes, biscuits, pickles, and fresh vegetables. Last time we visited we came home with some Barnsley Chops, which we rarely see locally. One of the touches we really liked was that you can buy half a cake here – very useful for people like us who only indulge occasionally and in a small slice. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful, and there is a very good cafe upstairs. Closed Sundays. Tel: 01646 682445.
The Cutting Room, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4DA: When we moved to Pembrokeshire in 2003 just about the last thing that occurred to me was how difficult it would be to replace my hairdresser! Naively, I just thought I would make an appointment and everything would be fine. What a mistake! Anyway, to cut a long story short (no pun intended, I assure you!), at last, after a lot of trial and error I found the Cutting Room in Pembroke. Now, I wouldn’t go anywhere else. If you want a great cut at a very reasonable price, and some entertainment thrown in for free (great banter amongst the stylists – and the clients aren’t excluded), just head straight there. Tel: 01646 685151. Last visited: March 2018.
Matthews Outfitters, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest, SA61 2JX: It’s been there all along but we’ve only just discovered this little gem of a shop on the corner of Quay Street in Haverfordwest. They sell women’s clothes and accessories too but the reason we were so pleased is that HI isn’t an off-the-peg fit and here at Matthews he can choose his trousers and they have a seamstress who will do a very good job of making them the right length. Hooray! Add to that that the staff are friendly but totally professional, and they’ll order your shirts in the colour and size you want and it’s perfect for us. Highly recommended. Tel: 01437 865006. Last visited: May 2015.