The largest town in Pembrokeshire, Milford Haven is situated at the extreme end of South Wales near the mouth of the River Cleddau. Initially a sheltered area frequented by Nordic seafarers in the 9th and 10th centuries it was not until the late 18th century that it became home to the great whaling fleets of the returning Nantucket Quakers. They famously brought with them new ideas on town development and built Milford Haven according to the New Country gridiron design pioneered by Charles Francis Greville. Indeed, legend has it, that on a visit to the town in 1802 by Admiral Lord Nelson he was so impressed by the groundbreaking feet of town planning and architecture that he declared Milford Haven one of the ‘great harbours of the world’.
To this very day the marina is renowned for it’s excellent situation, offering superb shelter and access, leading modern day leisure boaters to echo Nelson’s thoughts by referring to it as amongst the finest in the UK. With ongoing development the marine facilities are virtually second to none, with ample berths and numerous water-based and on-shore attractions to keep visiting yachtsmen more than happy for the duration of their stay. All this and a truly spectacular coastline with wide sandy beaches and several other excellent safe haven harbours close by.
The town of Milford Haven is bustling and friendly and combines traditional and modern hospitality to magnificent effect. You can stroll at your leisure around the picturesque streets, soak up the rich heritage, explore the incredible surrounding countryside, chill on the broad sands or sample the delights of the various restaurants, cafes and pubs offering fine food and your favourite tipple. At night you can enjoy a relaxing evening in a pub, listen to live music or dance yourself dizzy in a club.
A perfect family holiday destination and a pleasure boat enthusiasts dream come true, Milford Haven is really only one of the many jewels to be discovered on this most beautiful stretches of British coastline. But boy does that jewel glisten.
Welcome to Martha's Vineyard bar and restaurant Our first floor lounge bar open terrace and a la carte restaurant enjoys lovely views of the Milford marina and the Cleddau estuary. We offer a full range of menus with mainly an European theme, but some dishes do originate further afield! Specialising in locally caught fresh fish, we offer a wide selection bought at the local dock daily
We are situated in a well-protected inlet adjacent to the town of Neyland some ten miles from the entrance of the deep but sheltered waters of Milford Haven. Since opening in 1985 the marina's popularity has grown steadily. With an unrivalled location and some of the finest facilities anywhere it is establishing itself as the premier yachting centre in SouthWest Wales
A delightful, recently refurbished establishment on the edge of Neyland,the "Rose & Willow", formerly the "Oddfellows Arms", is one of the oldest buildings in Neyland. It has a rustic charm, and a warm welcome is provided by the hosts Lea and Mandy. A beer garden is available for warmer weather. Whether you wish for a quiet drink or just meal, it is delightful placed to stop off before visiting Neyland Marina for boat trips along the river or to the offshore islands, or alternatively a walk through the thirteen acre Westfield Pill Nature Reserve.
The Belhaven House Hotel is at the centre of Milford Haven (town) which itself lies on the north shore of the Milford Haven Waterway. This hotel was built in 1797 as the home of the surgeon to the Quaker Whaling Fleet which reverse-migrated from Nantucket Mass. to Milford Haven. The town was specifically built as a Whaling Station for the Quakers on virgin ground on the North side of the creek from the old town of Hakin, named after a Viking Chief, Hakka.