Marloes Peninsula welcomes opening of Runwayskiln café

Visitors can expect a warm welcome, wholesome food and a place to unwind when Runwayskiln café at Marloes Sands opens its doors for the first time on Saturday 28 April.

Nestled on the very western edge of Pembrokeshire, Runwayskiln café and accommodation is being lovingly reimagined by locals Charlie Langrick and Claire Pepperell, who took on the lifestyle and business venture following the National Trust’s search for new tenants in 2017.

" We’re really proud to be the new tenants at Runwayskiln. We’re excited to be working with the National Trust and local producers and growers to provide a brand new food and accommodation offer. "
- Charlie Langrick and Claire Pepperell

A flavour of the menu

The rustic café, which overlooks the iconic Marloes Sands, is the first phase of the coastal site to open to visitors and will serve fresh, locally sourced and seasonal dishes designed for sharing.

It’s all about a flavour of the area, from Little Haven crab cakes with sorrel mayonnaise to slow cooked Pembrokeshire lamb in a wholemeal pitta with sumac, mint and harissa.

The menu will feature meat, seafood, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as serving a variety of drinks and sweet treats such as cream teas and hot waffles with ice cream.

Opening times

Runwayskiln café at Marloes Sands opens its doors for the first time on Saturday 28 April. It will then be open Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 5pm.

Drop-ins are welcome, but groups of 6 or more are advised to book in advance on 01646 636545.

New accommodation and engagement space

With the café ready to welcome visitors, work continues on-site with guests soon able to stay at Runwayskiln farmhouse after a day’s exploring. The dog-friendly accommodation, which is due to open mid-May, comprises two double bedrooms and one family room, available on an exclusive or single room basis from £50 per night.

Along with a bite to eat and a place to stay, Runwayskiln will also feature an engagement space ideal for taking some time out, learning more of the area’s story or hosting a group gathering.

“Our aim is to create an information hub and multi-use community space for locals, visitors, educational groups and partnership businesses within the area,” the couple added.

Working together

To help visitors further connect with this special place and the wildlife wows of the Marloes Peninsula, Runwayskiln and the National Trust will partner on a series of events this year including a dawn chorus walk on 6 May and regular seal pup walks starting on 31 August, with a food and drink offer provided.

Speaking about the new venture at Runwayskiln, Mark Underhill, our countryside manager for North Pembrokeshire, said: “We’re really looking forward to working with Charlie and Claire; Runwayskiln café will provide a fantastic hub from which visitors and locals can explore this very special part of Pembrokeshire.

“Together we’re already developing new ideas and events that will help connect visitors and local people to the landscape and wildlife of this special place.”

Find out more

For further information about Runwayskiln café and accommodation at Marloes Sands, please visit www.runwayskiln.co.uk or call the team on 01646 636545.