Frequently Asked Questions


What are your opening times? +

We are usually open for our six course taster menu Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
Our lunch time service runs from 12pm till 2pm Wednesday to Sunday.

We are also open for Really Wild cakes and coffee from 10.00am to 2.30pm Wednesday to Sunday.

There may be occasional deviations from the regular service for special events, but all of our up to date availability will be available to view via our Open Table page *link*.

How do I book? +

Restaurant bookings can be made here

Where are you based? +

We are based in the heart of St Davids, Pembrokeshire Wales.
24 High Street, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6SD

Can I see a sample menu? +

Click HERE for sample menus.

Do you cater for vegan/gluten free? +

We offer a fully vegan version of our tasting menu, and can cater for any dietary requirements and allergies provided we are given notice at the time of booking.

Do you cater for food intolerance and allergies? +

We do our upmost to cater for food intolerances and allergies. While every effort is made to ensure that we keep you safe, we do use a wide range of ingredients throughout our kitchen so cannot 100% guarantee that there is no cross contamination of allergens. If you have an allergy or intolerance and wish to talk to a member of the team about what we can do to help you have a great experience, do get in touch between 11am – 3pm on 01437 721755 Wednesday to Sunday, when someone should be able to help you.

Is there a dress code for dining? +

There is no formal dress code for our restaurant.

Do you have a cancellation policy? +

Our up-to-date cancellation policy can be found HERE

Do you need a deposit on booking? +

We use OpenTable as our booking agent. They will require your credit card details to be logged at the time of booking. Nothing will be taken from your account unless there is a late cancellation (please see our Cancellation Policy for full details).

Do you allow dogs in the restaurant? +

We allow dogs into the restaurant during day time service, but not during the evenings. We have contact details for local dog sitters, so do please get in touch if you would like us to share them with you.


When are your foraging courses running? +

Our Beginners Hedgerow Foraging courses run most Thursday mornings from March to October, meeting at our HQ in St Davids.

Our Seashore Forages and Family Seashore Forages are tide dependant so we cannot run these as often. Please see the ‘Forage’ tab for a calendar of our courses.

What do I need to bring? +

Details on what to bring will be emailed out to you once we have confirmed your booking (please allow a couple of working days after ordering your tickets for the information to be sent through).

What do I need to wear? +

Details on what to wear will be emailed out to you once we have confirmed your booking (please allow a couple of working days after ordering your tickets for the information to be sent through).

Where do the foraging courses take place? +

The location of the foraging courses varies depending on weather conditions and tide times and heights. However we try to stay local to St Davids wherever possible and usually use Whitesands Beach for our Seashore foraging (subject to change). We meet for the Beginners Hedgerow Foraging course in the Shop, on the first floor of the Really Wild Emporium.

Do you allow dogs on the Seashore Foraging courses? +

It is not possible to bring dogs on the Seashore Foraging Course or the Family Seashore Forage.

Do you allow dogs on the Beginners Hedgerow Foraging course? +

Well-behaved dogs on fixed short leads can usually come along but please check with us in advance as we are aware that not all people are comfortable with dogs and some of the old lanes and paths are very narrow.

What if I can’t find a date to suit me? +

We may be able to organise a private foraging course for you or your group provided the tides allow, email with as many details as possible (numbers of people/ages/preferred location) and we will do our best to help!


Do you allow dogs in the shop? +

We do! Friendly dogs on a short lead are allowed in our shop.

Are your products locally sourced? +

We try to source our products (particularly food and drink) as locally as possible as reducing our impact on the environment is important to us. You will find a select range of Welsh food and drink products, plus those made by ourselves.

What are your opening times? +

Our shop is usually open 7 days a week from 10am till approximately 3.30pm (this may be extended in the high season).

In the off season our hours can occasionally change, so do get in touch with us if you are planning a trip to St Davids to check that we will be open on the day.

Where are you located? +

The shop is located up the stairs to the right of our Really Wild Restaurant.
24 High Street, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6SD


Are dogs allowed in your rooms? +

Dogs are not allowed in our rooms or in our restaurant in the evenings. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the cafe / lunch time period till about 3.00pm

How far is it to the Cathedral from the Emporium? +

The Cathedral is a 10 minute walk away from The Emporium.

Is parking available near the Emporium? +

There is no on-site parking but there are 3 public car parks (pay and display) within a 10 minute walk. There is on-street parking behind the High Street.

Can I have an early check-in? +

Providing we have managed to prepare the room you are most welcome, by prior arrangement, to have an early check in.

When we arrive where do we get the key from? +

When you arrive we will arrange for someone to meet and greet you, give you the keys and show you to your room. If there is no-one in the restaurant to introduce you to the right person, there will be a member of staff in our office next to our upstairs shop.

Do you only rent this place short term or can I rent it out for longer periods? +

Longer rentals are available by request.

Who else if living/staying in the building? +

We have other rooms that may be occupied by guests, but the owners live 10 minutes away and will respond to any concerns promptly.

Are there locks on the bedrooms? +

Yes, there are locks on all of the doors.

Are there locks on the bathroom? +

Yes the bathrooms all have lockable doors.

Can I use a kitchen? +

There are no kitchen facilities available. We offer rooms with ensuite bathrooms only. We provide a mini-fridge supplied with milk and water.

Can I check in/out, early/late? +

Yes, alterations to check in/out times can be arranged – this must agreed with us prior to your stay.

Where do I place my outdoor shoes? +

If very dirty, your outdoor shoes/boots should be left in the external toilet/laundry rooms to avoid damage to the carpets.

Can I use a laundry machine? +

The laundry facilities are for The Emporium use and not intended for AirBnB guests.

Can I use your consumables (ie. shampoo, soap) +

Yes. Every room is provided with a sample of our very popular Mermaid Shampoo bar that we make on site, as well as our liquid Mermaid Wash soap.

Where do you have extra toilet paper? +

Extra toilet roll is provided with each rental. For more consumables please contact the staff.

Can you flush toilet paper down the toilet? +

Yes, toilet paper can be flushed, but nothing else that may cause a blockage (sanitary items, wet wipes etc.).

Do your rooms have hairdryers? +

Yes, a hairdryer is provided in each room.

Do you provide breakfast? +

Breakfast is not usually provided unless by special arrangement. Breakfast can be purchased at various establishments in the High Street. Staff will indicate these to you.

Whats the WiFi information / password? +

There is an information sheet in each room that will give you all the WiFi information you will need, plus an emergency contact number in case you have any further queries.

Can you recommend any places to eat? +

Yes! – our own Really Wild Restaurant on the ground floor – it has an excellent reputation for quality dining and service, and very good for those special occasions. There are also a number of pubs and hotels serving food in the area.

If we still haven’t answered your question, please send us an email at – please be aware it may take up to 4 working days to answer your enquiry