The Drovers Arms in the little village of Puncheston, eight miles from Fishguard, has been in existence for centuries and its name derives from the drovers that herded animals from the surrounding countryside to be sold at markets as far away as the Midlands. Today the Drovers is better known for its welcoming hospitality and its food.

Mark and Jaynee have been at the Drovers for eight successful years and their reputation has been built on providing home-cooked food of a high standard.

They are always keen to try new dishes and in addition to their normal a la carte restaurant and bar meals, they have this year brought out a new Sizzlers Menu devoted in the main to steaks and grills.

On Sunday a Carvery Lunch is served from 12-2.00pm which is very popular with families.

Weddings, birthday parties and anniversaries are all catered for and the fact that customers return time and time again is ample proof of the popularity of the hosts and the quality of the meals.

Familes with children are fully catered for with a special menu for the young ones.

The Drovers is open on Mondays 11-11 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 11-2 pm & 5-11pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11-12.30am and Sundays 12-3 pm & 7-10.30pm. Meals are available Mondays 6-9 pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays 12-2 pm & 6-9 pm and Sundays 12-2 pm. Meals are not available Monday lunchtimes and Sunday evenings.

To book or for further details telephone 01348 881469.

Directions: Turn off the A40 Fishguard to Haverfordwest road at Letterston & follow the signs to Little Newcastle and Punchestown.

Barti Ddu. Of the many famous or infamous, men that grew up in the area Bartu Ddu, or Black Bart, is one of the most interesting. Born in 1682 at Little Newcastle, near Punchestown and 6 miles from Fishguard, he was probably the most successful pirate of all time. In less than 4 years he captured over 400 vessels and amassed a fortune of over £50 million pounds in today’s money.

From Puncheston you can visit the Preseli Hills, Llysyfran Country Park or the Gwaun Valley, a steeply wooded valley formed during the Ice Age. For a visit to the sea and coast, head for Fishguard.