Cnapan: "Cnapan Country House and Restaurant,Newport" Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Restaurant Tip by ranger49


"Cnapan" is a form of mediaeval rugby - so we learned on our first visit over 20 years ago.

Situated on the main road that runs through the village of Newport and painted pink this establishment has become a landmark for all visitors to the area. It occupies the former modest house of a local doctor and on entering the traditionally furnished narrow, hallway you are shown in to one of the two small stting rooms. The one on the right serves as a small bar too.

Run by the same family since it opened over 20 years ago it is now an Institution and one of the things that makes Newport such a special place to which people return year after year.

The welcome is warm and personal, the service both homely and professional and the food is inventive, never boring.
Fresh local produce is served, vegetables are given imaginative treatment with a good use of herbs.
( vegetarians are very well catered for) and puddings are to die for.

The decor reflects the good taste of a comfortable traditional home, and that is how it feels to be there - like a favoured guest .
Because we have relatives a mile or two away we have not needed to stay in one of the 5 bedrooms but many friends who have speak highly of the comfort - albeit in smallish rooms.
In the season Morning Coffee, Lunch and afternoon Tea are also served.

Our last visit was June 2009 and I know of few places that have maintained so consistent a standard of service over25 years,

Price Comparison: about average
Phone: 01239 820575
Rating: 5
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 31, 2009
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