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Cresselly Arms, Carew, Kilgetty

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Cresswell Quay
SA68 0TE
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This pub is both Grade II Listed, and on CAMRA's Regional Inventory of pubs with historic interiors. Originally a house, it's been a pub since the end of the 19th Century. It's got the look of an old pub inside. The original bar area as you enter is very small, with just a tiny bit of bench seating in it. There's some more seating around to the right furnished with normal tables and chairs, and both of these rooms have very old looking quarry tiled floors. A further room at the back has been brought into pub use with more comfortable seating such as sofas and the like. Apparently some scenes from the film The Finest were filmed here, and at the end of the bar is an autographed photograph of the cast.

But the main draw of this pub is its delightful setting right on Cresswell Quay, and overlooking the River Cresswell, with masses of outside seating. They have regular barbecues outside during summer months.

There were three ales available on handpump during my recent visits - Doom Bar; Tenby Brewery MV Enterprise Pale Ale; and Caffle Brewery Quay Ale (£3.40 a pint). We were told that the Quay Ale was brewed specially for the pub. I thought "yes, I've heard that one before", but here I believe it's true, as the Caffle Brewery is fairly small. The Quay Ale certainly wasn't Hardy & Hanson's Bitter! They also had a beer on stillage - Hancock's HB - which was served by jug. You don't see that very often. Food is certainly not big business here, with basic rolls at £2 a pop being the most substantial grub available.

As you might expect, this pub is somewhat out of the way, but is certainly worth the effort to find if you do find yourself in the depths of Pembrokeshire. A top pub.

On 2nd August 2018 - rating: 8
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Saundersfoot, 5.15 miles, 1 hr 39 min walk (show)
Lamphey, 6.1 miles, 1 hr 57 min walk (show)
Manorbier, 6.84 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
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2nd Aug 2018, 23:49
Web Link submitted by Old Boots approved
2nd Aug 2018, 16:23
Pub map correction submitted by Alan Hurdle approved
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