Pembrokeshire is one of the most desirable holiday destinations in the whole of Wales and for a good reason. Not only is this stunning region home to some of the most enchanting rural scenery including the exquisite Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, but it also boasts a range of fantastic independent shops, providing the best of both worlds for visitors. If you’re about to embark on a glamping getaway to Pembrokeshire, the independents below are a must during your stay:
Nash Farm Shop
If you’re in search of some delicious fresh produce during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Nash Farm Shop. Run by the Kenniford family who has been farming in the region for over four generations, this inviting establishment provides visitors with the chance to sample Welsh produce at its very best, with meat, vegetables and a range of other delicious fresh goods on offer. From succulent beef and juicy lamb to seasonal veg and homemade preserves, Nash Farm Shop is brimming with culinary delights that are sure to leave a lasting taste. Additionally, the onsite eatery – the Corn Mill Café – is the perfect place to enjoy a warming beverage and a sweet treat after perusing the fresh goods!
Located in Tenby, The Cranny stocks over 300 hundred different varieties of spirits but ultimately specialises in gin, offering exclusive brands including their very own Tenby Dry Gin, which was released on the 27th of May this year. Gin tasting experiences, gin and tapas, and gin afternoon tea can also be enjoyed by visitors to this super stylish establishment, making it one of the most unique independents in the whole of Wales. If you fancy a warming tipple during your Pembrokeshire glamping trip, you know where to go!
A homemaker’s dream, Bazaar is full of weird and wonderful vintage antiques, many of which have been repaired, restored or repurposed to take pride of place, once again, in the home. Not only does this stylish little shop offer the most characterful of goods, but their ambition to be as sustainable as possible also accentuates their appeal, making them a firm favourite with us here at Quality Unearthed. Spend hours gazing at beautiful old objects that have been brought to back life with a little love and care or take part in one the several workshops held at Bazaar to learn more about furniture restoration and stunning vintage style.
Chobbles Traditional Sweet Shop
For those with a sweet tooth, Chobbles is a must. Not only will the sugary aromas inside this wonderfully traditional sweet shop serve to transport you back to your childhood as soon as you enter, but the opportunity to once again taste some of those nostalgic flavours is sure to make this visit one you won’t forget in a hurry. From aniseed twists and chocolate limes to liquorice allsorts and rum and butter toffee, the sheer variety of sweets available inside this quaint little shop certainly rings true to their motto: “experience the past – taste the memories.”
The Sheep Shop
In the heart of Haverfordwest, you’ll find one of Pembrokeshire’s rarest and rawest independents; The Sheep Shop. Dating back over a hundred years to 1914, this family-run business offers everything from Welsh and Celtic crafts to sheepskin slippers and gloves, meaning no matter what your taste, you’re sure to find a fantastic gift or souvenir from these years old vendors. Why not indulge in some delicious Welsh fudge or invest in some sheepskin accessories to keep you toasty during your stay?
Owned by ceramic artist Richard Prentice, Blackbird Ceramics is essentially an art gallery, where the most beautiful works influenced by the stunning Pembrokeshire coast and countryside can be found. Opened in July 2016, those visiting this elegant and imaginative gallery are sure to feel inspired after just a few minutes inside, with the work demonstrating a love of classical ceramic design with a touch of modernism. Each of the works displayed here is available to purchase, making Blackbird Ceramics a must for those with a love of art!
Will you be visiting any of these wonderful independents during your next glamping trip to Pembrokeshire? Or perhaps you have other favourites that you can recommend to others? Either way, we’d love to hear from you, so get in touch on social media channels today. Alternatively, if you’re wondering how else to spend your time in this idyllic location, head to our blog to check out our travel guide to Pembrokeshire and discover what other attractions you could be visiting during your Welsh getaway!