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The Old Sailors

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Welsh
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Pwllgwaelod, Dinas Cross, Newport SA42 0SE, Wales
+44 1348 811491
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:30 - 20:30
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Its a great location and staff were friendly and helpful when arranging lunch. The food we had was ok but not great and a bit overpriced at present eg the Dover sole with capers - fish was well cooked but smothered by the capers! Mussels were fresh but small and low on taste. Fish and chips were good

Thank Gorple
Llandysul, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

What was an exceptional sea food based gem has now become rather ordinary by comparison. Food was OK but the menu and dishes were limited in comparison to those of previous visits. Still welcome after our walk around Dinas Head but I can't say that I'd go out of my way to return or to recommend the Old Sailors to... More 

Thank Rwatking
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

over the easter holidays we have had lobster, crab, dover sole, salmon, sea bass, prawns, mussels, fish and chips and fishermans pie available every day, along with about 12-14 other dishes, how many dishes would you like to see on the menu? More 

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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Dinas Island on the Monday and found the pub closed so came back a couple of days later as the views were beautiful. I would recomend booking a table as it is popular. I found the fish and chips disappointing and have had much better locally. However, the fisherman's chowder was delicious - so good we ordered... More 

Thank S G
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I'm sorry you were disappointed over the fish and chips we would have more than happily exchanged it for something else for you. many thanks adam More 

London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked around Dinas Island (amazing) and then relaxed in this pub on the beach. A real gem of a location with plenty of seafood on the menu.

Thank RiddiSue
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

Hello thanks for taking the time to leave a review, may I just ask was there anything wrong with your visit to us, I'm just wondering why you only gave 3 stars, yet don't mention any reason for this, Many thanks adam More 

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This delightful pub has much to offer. It's located by the sea with lovely sea views of the cliffs and the water. It boasts a large garden with outdoor seating for the summer months, and I imagine it's warm and welcoming on cooler days too as noticed a couple of fires inside. The food is great - no-fuss, delicious pub... More 

Thank 320jessica
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to leave a review, More 

Prescott, AZ
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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about 2:40pm wondering if too late for lunch. Reassured we were seated by the window so could look out from the calm into the somewhat blustery day. One had the Ham Baguette, one the Seafood Chowder (a very substantial meal in a bowl), one "Pint of Prawns" (being from the USA he expected a 16 fl oz 'pint'... More 

Thank ONLY2B
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to leave a review, More 

Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

After walking for some time we were very grateful to stumble upon this place. Luckily it was still open, and serving food. The mussels were delicious and reasonably priced. Dessert also good and a good selection of drinks. Staff friendly and helpful.

1 Thank Paula B
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Amazing variety of food. Think it was the best sea bass I have ever eaten! The staff are great and really friendly. Superb location and lovely, cosy interior. Can not wait to visit again!

Thank Munky89
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The pub looks lovely from the outside and the lady serving us behind the bar counter was lovely and probably the best thing about the place as she was warm, welcoming and very polite but the food really wasn't very good. I had the fishermans pie and compared to the other fishermans pie's i had during our holiday,(3 in total... More 

Thank Michelle S
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Fantastic unfussy food in an unassuming beachside cafe we came to after a 5 mile walk around the headland. Just looking for a drink, we decided to stop in the cafe with a lovely beach view over to Fishguard, decided to eat too and so glad we did. piping hot mushrooms in garlic and butter sauce. And cod goujons and... More 

Thank katemca01
Adam F, Owner at The Old Sailors, responded to this review

thanks for taking the time to leave a review, we have now changed the bread that we use and feel that is a much better product, thank you for bringing it to our attention many thanks adam More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$37
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub, Welsh
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pwllgwaelod, Dinas Cross, Newport SA42 0SE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Pembrokeshire  >  Newport  >  Dinas Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1348 811491
We are a beachside bar and restaurant serving the best of local seafood & a variety of other dishes including meat dishes & vegetarian dishes. We also serve cakes, tea & coffee & have a fully licensed bar. We are located in Pwllgwaelod right on the beach with ample parking & outside seating available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?