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Full Postal AddressGriffin Inn, Dale, HAVERFORDWEST, SA62 3RB [Map]
Telephone Number01646 636227Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times12-15, 18-23 (11-23 summer) MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesEvening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Campsite At / Near Pub

The Griffin Inn in June 1999

Another pub that I just bumped into whilst wandering along the Pembrokeshire Coast path from Marloes around to Dale. It's a welcome watering hole on a hot day situated down by the harbour. Dave Lightley, landlord of the Station Inn in Pembroke Dock and purveyor of very fine beers, recommended the pub to us, and we certainly weren't disappointed. The pub's been listed in several editions of the Good Beer Guide and the ale was impressive. They always have Felinfoel Double Dragon on offer as well as a couple of guest beers. One of our pints was full of bits (end of the barrel) but was immediately replaced.

They've a good range of food available at lunchtimes and during the evening with several fish dishes. Having eaten our sandwiches by 10 o'clock we were glad of a smoked mackerel starter washed down with a nice pint on the seats outside the pub.

There's also a watersports shop and hire centre a few yards away and there's usually plenty to watch in the bay. You can just about make out the towers of the oil refinery in the far distance, a marked contrast to the picturesque bay in the foreground which forms part of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Nice little beach topped by a grassy area with benches where you can put your feet up for a while just this side of the picture. A quick thank you to Rosemary Collis for updating this review.

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