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Closing date for the

February 2016 edition is

21st January 2016



Click on the title above to see a number of videos about the Marloes Peninsula made by the National Trust in conjunction with some familiar local faces!


Marloes Village Hall

Saturday 5th December
7.00 for 7.30pm

Tomato and Almond Tart

Beef Bourguignon OR

Lentil and Mushroom Ragout

Chocolate Mousse

£15.00 per person

Bring your own bottle and glass

To book phone Caroline Walmsley on 01646 636995

At the event we will be holding an auction of promises to supplement the fund raising.

Click HERE for a list of the promises with “buy-it-now” prices.

If you are unable to come to the bistro or if you are interested in purchasing a promise ahead of the auction you can make an online purchase by contacting Caroline



We stock groceries, vegetables and newspapers and hot food and drink to take away plus tobacco & alcohol. Now we are entering the Christmas period we will decorate the shop with lights and decorations Stefanie will be making homemade mince pies and we will have mulled wine. We have a variety of gift ideas including Wickedly Welsh handmade chocolates, Caffle beer in gift boxes, Welsh Cider in gift boxes, Sarah Cooks preserves in hessian gift bags. 'Marloes mugs' made by local potter Mark Walford, handmade ladies scarves by Vivian, paintings by local artist Deborah Rees, Local framed photos by Paul and award winning Pant Mawr cheese.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Paul & Stef

Marloes and St. Brides in Pembrokeshire

Welcome to our community website

The communities of Marloes and St Brides (population 323 in 2001) are situated west of Haverfordwest on a peninsula on the southern shore of St Brides Bay, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Marloes & St Brides are surrounded to the north, west and south by sea, with 10 km of beautiful cliff scenery and beaches such as St Brides Haven and Marloes Sands. The parish also includes the island of Skomer, famous for it large populations of seabirds, including Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. Skomer is accessed by boat from Martin's Haven at the tip of the peninsula. Also included are the small islands of Grassholm (home to a large population of Gannets) and Gateholm. (See Maps)

Marloes itself is a small village perched in the high land in the centre of the Marloes peninsula. It is usually pronounced “Mar-lows” but locals often say "Marlas". The name appears to derive from Old Welsh mail = "bare" and ros = "moor" or "promontory", identical to Melrose in Scotland. The residents of Marloes have traditionally been known as “GULLS” - based on the the tradition of harvesting gulls eggs from Skomer.

In the centre of Marloes is the well known landmark - the Clock Tower. This was built in 1904 by members of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association as a memorial to the 4th Baron Kensington. For more information look at the Clock Tower on the Coastlands Local History web site

An interesting poem about Marloes written in 1927 can be read here Marloes Village”.

St Brides comprises a number of scattered farms and dwellings, with a delightful old church situated behind St Brides Haven, a sandy cove on the north coast of the peninsula. The picturesque St Brides Castle (a Holiday Property Bond property) overlooks the haven.

Details of local services such as accommodation, restaurants, bus services and the shop can be found by following links to on the left of the page or from the menus above.

For more on the traditions and culture of the area have a look at the TRADITIONS AND CULTURE page. For more on the history of the area look at the HISTORY page.

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The following two Defibrillators have now been installed:

Dale: On the castle wall near the gate leading to West Dale

St Ann’s Head: At the Old Lighthouse

Others are at:

Marloes Centre: on the toilet block wall next to the public telephone

Marloes Sands: On the toilet block on the old YHA building at Runwayskiln (by the Marloes Sands car park) See Defibrillator Map.