St. Brides or St. Brides Wentlooge is a small hamlet to the south west of the city of Newport on an area known as the levels – towards the coast on the Bristol Channel. This is rural life within easy reach of the urban hotspots at its very best.
Like most of the places on the Wentlooge Level, St Brides lies on land behind the sea wall, reclaimed from the Bristol Channel, and criss-crossed by large and small drainage ditches, known locally as “reens”.
The area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Of particular interest to science due to the rare species of fauna or flora it contains, making everywhere you look full of colour, nature and loveliness.
The good life
Here are a few of our favourite things…
The Lighthouse Inn -Behind the car park in the Welsh coast path and if you go up on the ridge there are great views across the Bristol Channel, You always meet some friendly locals up there. It’s a great place for dog walking.
Shipwreck Cafe serves breakfasts until 2pm ish. The chap running the cafe is a genuinely lovely man and his breakfasts are delicious and freshly cooked. There’s also lovely walks along the estuary of the Severn/ Bristol Channel.
For families, Walnut Tree Farm Park has something to offer children of all ages. It has been a working farm for over 50 years and has opened to the public as a farm park in the last few years. They boast a wide variety of animals including horses, lamas, goats, pigs, ducks, alpacas, donkeys, sheep, highland cattle and our friendly reindeer.
Peterstone golf course is just down the road, its flat so a great walk, even if you are not very good at golf!
- Closest village/town: St Bride's Wentlooge
- Stores: Greenmoor Nurseries its a great place to stock up on plants and bits for your garden
- Supermarket: Asda is nearest
- Pubs: The Masons Arms, Cefn Mably Arms, Vanilla Pod, Junction 28
- Walks: The coastal path is wonderful for a fresh walk