The Coach House is the visitors’ centre of the historic St Dogmaels Abbey. St Dogmael (or St Dogfael) is believed to have lived in the sixth century, but almost nothing is known about him. Dogmael was reputed to have been a cousin of St David. Even less is known of 'the ancient church of St Dogfael', but from the rich collection of early Christian stones it appears to have been an early monastery.
As well as guides and information on the abbey there is a cafe serving lunches, light snacks and regular bistro evenings, using local produce and supporting local suppliers wherever possible.
The gallery showcases the best local art along with a museum housing relics from the abbey and telling its story and a gift shop. A full diary details workshops, events, craft fairs and fun days.
Every Tuesday morning a vibrant Local Producers' Market is held where you can buy fresh fish, wild boar and other meats, organic vegetables, local jams, chutneys, home made cakes, fresh flour and bread from the local mill, plants, herbs, free range eggs, honey and much more. Sometimes live music is played by local musicians and this creates a lovely welcome for all visitors to the market.