Boathouse Tearooms at Stackpole Quay

The Boathouse Tearoom is just a few steps from the tiny harbour of Stackpole Quay and 15 minutes’ walk from the magical beach of Barafundle. It’s a magnet for walkers, fishermen, divers, and families spending the day on the beach. It’s becoming a firm favourite with the locals all year round as the menu continues to develop.

Local produce – meat and fish

Local ingredients are the key, so look out for meat from the Gwaun Valley in the Boathouse “barms” – large baps filled with Welsh beef and Pembrokeshire gammon. The ham hails from the only butcher in Pembrokeshire who cures his own pork and cooks his own ham. Cawl, a traditional Welsh lamb stew served with bread and local cheeses, provides a warm welcome. Local dressed crab from St Bride’s Bay is a speciality.

Fruit, veg, and cheese 

The Boathouse uses fresh fruit and vegetables provided throughout the season by Stackpole Mencap Walled Garden. There are Welsh cheeses on the menu, including Cenarth Brie, Perl Las (an organic blue cheese) and Old Shire (a vintage cheddar). We serve these cheeses with fresh bread from Laugharne and chutneys and pickles from Sharon’s Kitchen in Haverfordwest.

Sandwiches and cakes – to eat in or take away

All sandwiches and cakes are freshly made and Boathouse baker Karen’s tray bakes are the speciality, all made with free range eggs. Try bakewells, chocolate brownies, apricot crumbles, farmhouse fruit cake, lemon drizzle, chocolate fudge, and delicate sponge cakes, just a few from our tempting selection. Of course, we’re not forgetting the Welsh favourites: Welsh cakes and bara brith.

Teatime treats

We serve a classic cream tea of Karen’s scones, Sharon’s strawberry jam and local Drims Farm clotted cream. No need to wait until teatime – we serve this all day. Don’t have a sweet tooth? Have a savoury cream tea with cheese, chive and walnut scone, cherry tomatoes and cream cheese. You could even try a takeaway cream tea to eat on Barafundle Beach.

Opening Times:

10am-5pm from Easter to October.