The Watermans Arms is situated in an idyllic location, directly on the Mill Pond in the historic town of Pembroke. Pembroke is steeped in history and the town’s most popular attraction is the medieval fortress of Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of King Henry 7th and the site of several dramatic sieges.
We, at The Watermans, are fortunate enough to have an enviable view of Pembroke Castle and the surrounding castle pond, just over the Mill bridge.
Originally the Mill Pond had two functions, by creating a defensive moat around the Northern side of Pembroke Castle and by providing water flow required to power the corn mill which supplied the Castle and the town, however it is now a mainly freshwater pond due to a barrage, created in the 1970s.
It is believed that the Watermans Arms could be one of the oldest pubs in the county, possibly being a ferry man’s cottage in the far off days before the mill bridge was built but the present building seems to date from the beginning of the 19th century.
The Watermans sits on the Northern side of the Mill Pond and with the sheltered veranda jutting over the water, it’s a wonderful spot to sit on a summer’s day and enjoy the wildlife with a drink or two and a bite to eat.
Swans are resident all year round and cormorants and herons can be regularly spotted, this is to name just a few of the Mill Pond’s wonderful array of wildlife. If you are very lucky you may even spot one of the charismatic, yet elusive otters. They are mainly nocturnal although, we’ve had numerous good sightings during the day.
The Watermans Arms is a family pub and restaurant where you will receive a warm and friendly welcome. The perfect place to meet up with friends or family and enjoy the relaxed, casual, and warm atmosphere, whether dining or just enjoying a few drinks.
We pride ourselves on offering good quality pub food, using locally sourced ingredients, where possible, to create home-cooked meals of the highest standard. Our menu has been designed to offer a variety of dishes to suit all tastes. As well as offering a lovely choice of home-cooked food we have a wide selection of lagers, ciders and ales both draught and bottled. We have an extensive selection of spirits and a wine list, to suit all tastes.