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Nant y Coy Mill Cafe is situated deep in the heart of Pembrokeshire. The Mill itself nestles into the valley alongside Treffgarne gorge. Nature trails lead upstream through the woods to the hay meadows beyond and then, if you’re feeling energetic, to the landmark Treffgarne rocks affording panoramic views of mid-Pembrokeshire.

The cafe was created by two local chefs; Marion Evans and Jon Bray.

Marion, ex-head chef at the late lamented Stone Hall, is Pembrokeshire born and bred. In fact, her mother remembers delivering bread to Nant y Coy as a young girl on her father’s bakery round.   Jon Bray, in comparison a relative newcomer to the area. He’s been in Pembrokeshire 12 years and during that time has worked at The Wolfe and Allt Yr Afon before teaming up with Marion at Stone Hall.  Jon is now leading the kitchen team in bringing individual character and regional identity to the Nant y Coy menu and is especially keen on using smaller local suppliers.  Jon’s wife Karen is also keen to source local suppliers for the “deli @ the mill” which has local beers, ciders, chocolates and preserves including wild welsh honey.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. June 29, 2011 7:25 am

    Looking forward to it opening!

  2. July 8, 2011 9:07 am

    Hello Marion and Jon.

    I’m Nick Benjamin, a regular Artist in Residence at Nant-y-Coy over the last 5 years. I will be Artist in Residence again from Thu 21st July – Sunday 24th July. My colourful artworks along with your wonderful food will make Nant-y-Coy a great venue again!

    I wish you all the very best with your ventures. Good luck for the future. If you are offering lovingly prepared food and welcoming hospitality – everyone will love you!

    Nick Benjamin (

  3. Boyd Williams permalink
    July 27, 2011 5:10 pm

    Just (27/07/11) had lunch at Nant-y-Coy; great food, welcoming staff, beautiful setting – and all of it just 8 miles from my front door – if you live in Pembrokeshire or are just visiting, go and try it out – you’ll be glad you went!

  4. Doug & barbara MacLeod permalink
    August 13, 2011 2:08 pm

    Twice, now, we have eaten at Nant y Coy Mill since the new chefs took over. As a result we are considering a new eating plan. We have worked out that if we miss breakfast and only have a small sandwich for dinner then we might be able to eat at Nant y Coy every day and not put on weight. It is not that the food is particulary calorific, it is just that it is so utterly tempting and delicious. I can normally resist having a sweet… but not here! Restaurants and cafes in West Wales take note, the bar has just been raised several notches. The food AND the service at Nant y Coy now equals anything we have experienced elsewhere both in the UK and a wide range of other countries.

    Doug & Barbara MacLeod, Tregwynt Mansion

    • Kevin Brown permalink
      April 30, 2012 8:41 pm

      I totally agree with your comment. We tend to have a late breakfast so we can enjoy a visit and we feel cheated if we do not get our weekly – if not more often – visit. We tavel from south of the river and find the welcome is wonderful – the food and treats are delicious. Even just a pot of tea and a piece of flatcap (flapjack) makes our weekend. Thanks to all at Nant y Coy for everything. Long may you continue. Kevin and Polly Pembroke Ferry

  5. November 15, 2011 10:38 am

    Hello Jon and Marion. Looking forward to seeing you again as Artist in Residence… this time in the reception area at Nant Y Coy Mill. I Will be there from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November.

    All the best


  6. November 23, 2011 10:16 pm

    thanks for the great coffee and scrumptious cake last week – will pop in again soon for supper! x

  7. Alun & Ursula permalink
    May 12, 2012 8:38 pm

    A hidden gem, discovered by accident on passing last Friday in need of refreshment after a long drive from Cheshire. Wowed by the excellent Carrot Cake and Scones and the very friendly service. We made a decision to call in our way back on Tuesday and were not disappointed.
    To work up an appetite we took the walk up to the Treffgarne rocks and enjoyed the view. Back at the cafe and excellent Ploughmans’ and more cakes.
    Only downside a lot more than 8 miles from our front door.

  8. Andrea Hixson permalink
    July 21, 2012 1:57 pm

    Called in at the cafe by chance – what a joy. Superb food. Duck confit beautifully cooked and presented and a delice of blackcurrants to die for. Good wine, excellent coffee. Friendly, competent staff. I envy those living nearby, it’s a little too far from London but what a find.

  9. Derek Cunningham permalink
    August 15, 2013 6:29 pm

    What a find! Our only regret is that the cafe is too far from our hotel to drop in every day for our lunch. Magnificent! The menu is superb and beautifully balanced and the home baking is to die for. Where is the Michelin judge when you need him? Thank you to all for excellent service and outstanding food.

  10. January 25, 2014 2:37 pm

    Just had lunch at the Nant y Coy Mill café. I had the smoked haddock chowder and my wife the confit of duck. Both freshly and wonderfully prepared. Perfectly sized portions and we could have stopped there but no, we then ordered desserts: polenta cake for me and meringue for Mrs D. Will be back.

  11. Paddy Ryan permalink
    February 13, 2014 12:02 pm

    In a rush for the Ferry myself and my twin 12 year old sons called in and had excellent food and good coffee all served at short notice and with a smile – ending up taking a bag of cakes for the Ferry journey . Will plan my trip next time so as to enjoy the surroundings.

  12. Tim Vodden permalink
    September 11, 2014 7:04 pm


    Please could you inform me if anything on your menu is vegan or can be adapted to be suitable for vegans.

    Vegans do not eat any animal products including meat, fish, shellfish, animal fats such as lard, eggs, dairy products (e.g. milk, butter, cream, yoghurt, cheese etc.), honey, gelatine or any food that has an animal product as an ingredient such as Quorn.

    It is not the same as a gluten free diet so we do not have any problems with wheat. We also eat sugar and vegetable oils.

    If you require further information about what is or is not vegan, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for your time.

    Kind Regards
    Tim (

    • September 25, 2014 10:59 pm

      Thank you for your enquiry. There are usually some options on the menu that are or can be adapted for vegans. To guarantee a choice however, we would recommend booking a day or so in advance. We do have some regular vegan visitors who always let us know when they are coming and so then we can plan the day’s specials accordingly and they have put in repeat orders for our vegan fruit crumble. Hope that helps.

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