Take your pick from half a dozen of the top pubs in Tenby, featuring fantastic craft beer, real ales, street food and coastal views worth raising a toast to.
Nightlife in Tenby
There are plenty of great pubs just waiting to pull you a pint in Tenby. Feel free to chance your way around this beautiful corner of Wales’ watering holes. However, if you want pointing in the direction of where we’d go for a drink, here are half a dozen of our favourite pubs in Tenby, most of which you’ll find on St Julian’s Street.
We absolutely love Sandbar. Part of that is because it’s a stone’s throw from our Tenby town centre hotel. But most of all, we love Sandbar because it’s the home of the local Tenby Brewing Co, has a bar stocked with some of the best beers and ciders from independent breweries across the UK and boasts a kitchen churning out street food so delicious it’ll bring tears to your eyes. The tacos. My god, the tacos.
The Quay Room is a hidden gem of a pub housed in the basement of the Plantagenet House restaurant on Quay Hill. It has an excellent selection of wines and real ales. It’s just the cosiest of coastal pubs and has bags full of character. It’s just behind Tudor Merchant House – one of our fave activities in Tenby – and well worth hunting down.
Practically next door is the Lifeboat Tavern. It’s a nautically themed pub on St Julian’s Street with a legit old lifeboat for a bar. It attracts a younger clientele than most of the other pubs in Tenby. It’s also a bit more bonkers than most of the other pubs in Tenby. But that’s the Lifeboat’s charm. It’s great in the evenings. But a word to the wise, it’s cash only.
Another couple of doors down St Julian’s Street is The Buccaneer. It’s arguably the most popular pub in Tenby. It’s never not busy. But that’s a good sign. It may have something to do with the fact that its food portions are absolutely side-splitting. The staff are friendlier than a litter of puppies. Speaking of, The Buccaneer is also dog-friendly. And there’s a big, covered beer garden to the rear as well.
Fans of seafood will want to make their way to the end of St Julian’s Street to the Hope & Anchor. It’s a properly lovely pub with absolutely gorgeous seafood options. Everything is freshly caught and comes in leviathan portions. The lobsters are like something out of Jason and the Argonauts and are absolutely delicious.
Making our way back to Upper Frog Street, it’s here where you’ll find Tenby’s oldest pub, the Coach & Horses. In a weird flex, it’s also an authentic Thai restaurant. Although, you’ll find familiar favourites such as fish and chips and pies almost as big as your head. There’s a strong selection of real ales to wash it all down too.