Quayside Tearoom on the point at Lawrenny Quay, was a new venture for Andrew and Fiona in 2004, in a unique position nestled in the heart of the National Park, with amazing waterside views.
The tearoom has undergone complete refurbishment; character chapel chairs and pine floorboards blended with a mix of fresh sympathetic colours make the tearoom a calm and tranquil place to sit and relax. Outside there is a large low walled terrace giving magnificent views of the waterway, where you can sit and enjoy the great natural beauty of the estuary; waterfowl, seals, yachts and boats all ebb and flow with the river.
At Quayside, food is freshly prepared using as much Pembrokeshire produce as possible. Homemade cakes, bread baked on the premises, along with daily specials such as locally caught crab, speciality teas, freshly ground coffees and Italian ice cream and our homemade chutneys and preserves. You will find a warm and friendly service, with attention to detail in beautiful surroundings.
Situated on the Daugleddau estuary, Lawrenny Quay is on the confluence of the Carew River and the main waterway, the inner sanctuary of the Pembrokeshire National Park often described as ‘The Secret Waterway’. The serenity today belies a rich history of centuries of maritime trade, river borne coal and limestone exports, boat building industry, as well as in Tudor times Lawrenny being famous for its oysters.
The estuary is an important habitat for waterfowl and wading birds; Goldeneye, red-breasted merganser and curlew are attracted to the area, as well as shelduck, cormorants, herons and kingfishers.
The banks of the river also boast some of the best deciduous woodland; ancient sessile oaks, ash, sycamore and wild service tree all support a wide variety of woodland birds and mammals from woodpeckers to tawny owls, bats, foxes, badgers and squirrels. In Spring and Summer the roadside journey to Lawrenny passes hedgerows of primroses, cowslips, early purple orchids, bluebells, red campion, wild garlic, honeysuckle and foxgloves.
All this beauty can be experienced by taking the 2.8mile circular walk from the tearoom, along the shoreline, through shaded woodland and back through the unspoilt village of Lawrenny, with its attractive cottages and ancient St. Caradog’s church; a beautiful example of a 12th Century Norman church with a square tower. Details of the walk are available in the tearoom.
At the yacht station you will also find a well stocked chandlery, marine services, visitor moorings, brockerage and holiday accommodation.
A visit to Lawrenny Quayside Tearoom is definitely worth putting on your places to visit list, to experience Pembrokeshire at its best.