Holiday 2019 – Pembrokeshire Travel and Food Diary Day 1

I can’t believe it was my first and last proper holiday week in 2019! This year was crazy in many ways and it made me re-think, re-charge and really appreciate time spent with my love, celebrating his birthday.

If you’re a nature lover, like us, looking for a place to ‘run away’ from fast city life, Pembrokeshire is definitely a county you want to visit – its’ amazing costal paths and cheerful people will steal a huge place in your heart.

I need to disclaim – we’re rarely looking forward to see most famous and busiest places in the peakiest period. The end of November is not assuring the best weather as well, but we’ve been very luckly most of the time. Anyways, we would be really naive to expect sunny days and not a drop of a rain on west coast in November.

Day 1

For the whole stay we chose Airbnb Carren Batch Cottage, which was the most charismatic and coziest place we’ve stayed so far. With fully equipped kitchen with dining room opened to living room (which for us, plant based creatures, is very essential), two bedrooms and bathrooms (luckly, we didn’t use the 2nd bedroom, but it was a serious back-up plan in case of argument) and indoor jacuzzy used daily in the mornings, we could not imagine the better place to stay in and celebrate! Also, I got addicted to Jenga and Guess who? games, which were to be found in the cottage.

rustic table with vintage chairs

We woke up very late on our first full day of the journey and decided to get our breakfast/lunch in The Meadow Cafe in St Davids just 20 minutes away from us. We both ordered almond milk cappuccinos, vegan mushroom, black bean and sweet potatoe burgers with sweet potatoe fries and halloumi fries for sharing. And oh boy, how happy we were! I never tasted such a great and creamy cappuccino in my entire life. Burger was extremaly good as well. About halloumi fries… it was my frst cheesy choice in few years and I have ordered halloumi fries ever since.

interior in The Meadow Cafe in St Davids

The Meadow Cafe in St Davids

almond milk cappuccino in The Meadow Cafe in St Davids

vegan mushroom, black bean and sweet potatoe burger with sweet potatoe fries in The Meadow Cafe in St Davids

Halloumi fries with chilli sauce in The Meadow Cafe St Davids

With full and happy bellies, we decided to drive around. As we really enjoyed the views and sunny and chilly weather, we walked around St Davids Cathedral and wandered around few green and pleasantly empty streets.

St Davids Cathedral in November

green streets of St Davids in November

On our way to and back from our first tourist stop, Pentre Ifan, I managed to take few photos of breathtaking views.

Wales in November

vintage houses in Wales

As we headed to Pentre Ifan, which is the largest and best preserved dolmen in Wales, we got caught by the maddest rain we’ve ever experienced. As we headed to the car, which was 2 minutes away from chamber itself, we soaked to the last thread. I need to admitt, I was quite anxious, posing to that picture.

Pentre Ifan in rain, the stone chamber in Wales

the portrait of wet bangs

Of course, just in the time we reached our car, the weather changed dramatically from pure shower to partly sunny heaven on earth. We took the lovliest road home.

roads in Wales

Roads in Wales

We cooked the simplest veggie roast after we came back and keept playing Guess Who? while enyoing a bottle of wine.

blogger wearing chunky sweather cooking in kitchen

veggie roast

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