Holidays in West Wales
The Old Point House Pub - Angle
Angle is a village located on a narrow peninsula on the very south west tip of Wales in Pembrokeshire. A typical Welsh village, having two public houses, a school, a post office, a castle, St Mary's church and a sandy beach to the west. The nearest railway station is in Pembroke, from where there is a bus link to the village. The Angle lifeboat received silver medals in 1878 for rescuing the crew of the Loch Shiel from rocks near Thorn Island. The ship had been carrying a cargo of whisky and beer! Let’s hope that the crew hadn’t been drinking their cargo! Talking of whisky and beer...Precariously perched on the ‘point’ of Angle, sits The Old Point House, proudly overlooking Angle Bay. The perfect place to sit and watch the world go by whether you happen to be sat on the sun drenched terrace with its wooden benches and parasols watching the boats and yacht sail over the bay, or, if the weather takes a turn for the worst – you could choose to be snuggled and cwtched (Welsh for cuddle!) up in front of the roaring fire whist enjoying a hearty home cooked meal! Remotely tucked away and off the beaten track, near to the lifeboat station on the south side of Milford Haven, this pretty white washed pub is right next to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with its various walks and tracks – an ideal stop of if on a walking holiday in Pembrokeshire, or even if you are on a self catering holiday with all the family. The Old Point House is reached from Angle by an unmade road, which gets cut off around four times a year for about a couple of hours by the spring tides. The Old Point House is locally known in the area as the 'Lifeboat man’s local' ever since the the neighbouring lifeboat station had opened in 1868. Maritime fans will be pleased to know that there are plenty of seafaring paraphernalia and character inside The Old Point House, with its various photographs and charts. The perfect stop off point for all the family whatever the weather – The Old Point House has a front courtyard area with seating overlooking the bay, a lounge bar and a dining room. Perfect for stopping off for refreshments or lunch whilst soaking up the magnificent view across the water.