“Don’t blame it on the Sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame on the good times, Blame it on the Bluey” – unknown Tyddew legend
So you’ve decided to delve your desires to paint the night red in Britain’s smallest city, but your not sure where to go or what to do… well my friend, you’ve found yourself in the right place because here at MamGu’s we know a thing or two about having a good night out in St David’s City.
Start your night with the brilliantly imaginative & super-silly comedy walking tours of St David’s. This tongue-in-cheek (and fully insured!) tour is guided by Comedy Duo Polly Preston & Liam McKenna brings to life a semi-re imagined version of the history of this proud little city. You’ll be laughing so much you’ll find a "leek" in your pants.
St Davids Comedy Walking Tour
You’ll need to wet your whistle after all that laughter, so we highly recommend heading down to The Farmers Arms pub, a traditional public house in the centre of the of the city, with a cracking beer garden, banging duke box and a terrifying Sheep above the front door. You’ll find on a Friday or Saturday night that the Farmers arms is roaring with song and laughter from local legends and tourists alike. It’s worth a mention that our multitalented Liverpudlian Welsh cake baker Dave hosts a biweekly Wednesday open mic night at the Farmers showcasing the best of St David’s creative talent. The Open mic nights alternate weekly between the Farmers Arms and Pilgrims Café, so be sure to follow his band Northern La’s for updates.
Open Mic night at The Farmers Arms
If you fancy dancing the night away, you should defiantly check out St David’s cultural hub of the city; The Clwb. Run by Jenny and Adam Vincent (from Trehale farm) the Clwb hosts a variety of entertainment throughout the week with Comedy nights, karaoke, cabaret, live music & DJ’s. There are street food vendors serving top notch grub from Trehale Farm, Mr Funks Sri Lankan Curry, pizza’s from Torth-y-Twr, and you’ll also find our Welsh cakes beautiful displayed at the bagel-isious Bagels & Brews. If you’re out with the locals then you will probably become familiar with St David’s Classic drink “Bluey”… we will say no more!
If it’s live music you are after then you should check out Boia Gigs productions! Throughout the year you will find world class folk music from the around the globe in the heart of our city. Boia Gigs ‘pop up’ concerts are held in local venues within St. David’s and the peninsula. They have previously hosted many bands and solo artists from all over the world including, The Bros. Landreth, Becca Mancari, Erin Rae, Emily Barker, Kacy & Clayton & many more.
The Accidentals Boia Gig. Photo by Thomas Brown
If you are needing a taxi back to your humble abode, then it’s worth booking a taxi in advance so you’re not left stranded! Morgan’s Taxis & Franks Cabs are both independently run taxi services that operate in the parish.
If your head is a somewhat “delicate” the next day it’s best you come find us Solva and tell us off… (we are only joking)! Come to our café and our lovely team will rustle you up a hearty MamGu Breakfast served with our famous cheese & leek, better still have a Barti Du hair of the Dog remedy, but be warned, this isn’t for the faint hearted!
Being that St David’s is operated around tourism season we can’t guarantee operating hours of these venues and productions so please check the links mentioned above so that you aren’t left disappointed. We all know know word of mouth is the best way to discover what events are happening, so don't be afraid to ask around, we are a friendly bunch here!
Written by Angharad Tudor-Price