Mathry's fun weekend

Much Fun at Mathry

School is out and there is so much to do , see and enjoy in Pembrokeshire – this first weekend of the school holidays offers a mix of festivals, fetes and fairs all over the county – for more details go to Visit Pembrokeshire.


This weekend could be a great time to join the residents of Mathry for their summer festival. Many visitors and residents will have noticed this hilltop village  in North Pembrokeshire – from the Fishguard direction it has an air of somewhere rather french, especially when the sun is out! This ancient settlement, first the site of an iron age defensive village, is well worth a stop and a meander around. The small streets and fine church straggle the hilltop  and have stunning views across the coast , inland farms and distant Preseli mountains.

Mathry atop a hill

Mathry’s most renowned claim to fame is as the birthplace of the legendary Jemima Nicholas, who captured 12 French soldiers with a pitchfork in the 1797 attempted invasion.

Today the village has a reputation as somewhere with fine food either at the Farmers Arms , a welcoming pub with frequent live music. Siop Fach - a gem of a tearoomSiop Fach Tearooms and Antiques has highly recommended fare.

Not far away is Melin Tregwynt – woollen mill, shop and cafe , which is also well worth a visit.



Just across the main road at the bottom of the hill is Mabws Bridge and Mabws Fawr – small clusters of cottages and the idyllically located residential and touring mobile home and caravan garden park. ( campers also welcome). Meandering lanes, tracks and fields combine with fabulous views to make Mathry and its surrounds a wild and peaceful place to live and take a holiday.



Suzanne Ashworth of West Wales Web and Pembrokeshire Life Online


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