Tafarn Sinc is situated in the heart of the Preseli Hills in the splendour of the Pembrokeshire National Coastal Park. It is the highest licensed pub in Pembrokeshire located in the shadow of Foel Cwm Cerwyn in the rural hamlet of Rosebush.
The winding roads and lanes to Rosebush take you on a number of breath-taking scenic routes. Once you arrive you will see a railway platform with passengers ready to board the coming train. Surely it will soon arrive...
Tafarn Sinc has featured prominently in the social life of the area since its inception in 1876 as the Precelly Hotel. There have been several notable landlords. Peg Lewis reigned supreme for 52 years until 1991. Then followed by Brian Llewelyn and his family, when the present name was adopted, for a quarter of a century. Hafwen and Brian 'Bici' Davies were the mine hosts.
It’s reputation is known far and wide as the repository of the Pembrokeshire ‘wês, wês’ dialect and for its unique ambience of yesteryear nostalgia conveyed by the agricultural implements, the flannel shirts and flitches of real ham hanging from the ceilings. And not forgetting the castrating pincers and the sawdust strewn floors.
All modern day whims have been resisted. The charm of days gone by remains pungent. It can be felt on stepping over the threshold. It can be breathed in. It will surely leave an indelible impression that will make you want to return soon. Listen to the constant string of Welsh songs that will make you feel at home.
Enjoy the romance of the hills over a succulent meal. Have a thirst quenching drink following a walk across the Preseli ridge. Tafarn Sinc is the hearth of hiraeth. Do return for Sunday lunch. Dogs are welcome.
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No regular events have been organised of late as we are in the middle of re-structuring.
However, at short notice, a vocalist named Ceulyn from Caldey Island, provided entertainment on Saturday, April 20. Indeed, she proved so popular that she returned on Bank Holiday Monday as well. Check her out on our facebook. Listen to her rendition of ‘Myfanwy’.
Earlier, on Wednesday afternoon, April 10, a Guided Walk was jointly organised with the Preseli Heartlands project around Rosebush quarries. The walk was led by local historian, Peter Claughton.
As part of the same series of Sense of Place events a literary trail will be organised on Wednesday, May 22. The Literature and Landscape Trail will begin at Tafarn Sinc at 10am and the mini-bus will return by mid-afternoon. The event is for free but you must contact 01834 860965 email@example.com to keep a place. For more information - click here
The trail guide for the bilingual journey will be Hefin Wyn who will introduce Waldo, Llwyd, Tomi Evans, Niclas y Glais and Jams Dafi.
Similar events will be organised in the near future including a Poetry Slam at Tafarn Sinc hosted by Karen Owen.
On looking to the future we can reveal now that the Welsh Whisperer, one of our shareholders, will return to perform at Tafarn Sinc on February 8 2020. The Man from Cwmfelin Mynach is a very busy man. He has a lot of baling to do! Place a note in your diary now.
Lunch Menu, Dinner Menu, Children's Menu and Sunday Lunch Menu - click here
Everyday of the week 11am till late. Meals are served between 12pm and 3pm and between 6pm and 9pm apart from Sunday evening. Please call for a mid-morning coffee before walking the hills. Dogs on a lead are welcome.
Tafarn Sinc, Rosebush, Maenclochog, Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66 7QU
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