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Dr Beynon's Bug Farm

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Lower Harglodd Farm, St Davids SA62 6BX, Wales
+44 7966 956357
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Everything interesting about bugs in one place!

What a place - there is so much on offer here to learn for all ages. I was with a group of school... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ben S
Delicious food and lovely surroundings

The farm was interesting and we enjoyed the lovely surroundings but by far the best bit for me was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Camilla O
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Our beautiful farm, nestled just 1 mile from St Davids is home to 'The Bug Farm', a unique attraction that is suitable for adults and families alike. We are a Scientific Research Centre & Working Farm, run by TV entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon. We carry out out pioneering research into the future of food production working alongside wildlife conservation. Come and be blown away by our indoor Tropical Bug Zoo, Bug Farm Trail, Wetland Walk, Bug Museum, Walled Garden, Bug Art Gallery, Arts & Crafts, Rustic Indoor Play Barn and tasteful Gift Shop. Come along for Up-Close Sessions (+£1.50) or attend one of our regular Bug Hunts, Workshops or Events (see Facebook for more information). We are also proud to be the home of Grub Kitchen - hailed as the UK's first insect restaurant/café. Run by award-winning chef, Andy Holcroft, Grub Kitchen is open from 12 midday-3:30pm. On the menu, you will find Andy's signature insect-based dishes plus a huge variety of non-insect food. Witht he aim to reduce food miles and support local producers, you will enjoy the best that Pembrokeshire has to offer delicious, much of which is grown on our own farm.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lower Harglodd Farm, St Davids SA62 6BX, Wales
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+44 7966 956357
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a place - there is so much on offer here to learn for all ages. I was with a group of school children and they found plenty to learn and be fascinated by while I read up on some of the more complex ways...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The farm was interesting and we enjoyed the lovely surroundings but by far the best bit for me was the food! I had halloumi salad with home made flat breads which my husband had spaghetti bol with truffle and kids enjoyed the pizza. We also...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for writing the review - we will pass on your great comments on the food to the Grub Kitchen team and very much look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the bug farm last week with friends and their children. Our four children ages ranged from 10 -12years. The cost was £20 per family. There was one room of bugs which was good but was as big as your lounge! That was all we...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit and we do wish you had told us at the time and then we could have shown you round to make sure you had been round...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with 8 and 5 year olds. Lots of interesting facts and bugs to see. Handling session was fun and staff really good with kids and adults.

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review and comment on our great team - I will pass the message along. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Bug Farm. But it was even better than the first. Some reviews on the Bug Farm Facebook site report that the outside area is a little underprepared for this time of year, but that's a reflection of the...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

What a great title to the review! It's so nice to hear that you enjoyed your second visit - we love it when visitors come back and discover even more around the site. We do now have flowers all across the farm (better late than...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

An interesting range of insects, well presented and with plenty of detail. Something different from the usual tourist traps. A good trip for educational purposes and in summer there will be a lot to see in the adjoining garden. Child friendly. Limited range of things...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write the review. As you say - this has been one heck of a winter and all of the outdoor areas are well behind where we would expect them to be by now! It is still very soggy out...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Disappointed by a visit to this attraction. £20 for a family but then immediately after paying, told that bug handling was full, no availability, but we could pay £3.00 each to see a talk-so that bumped cost up to £32. The lecture given by Dr...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write the detailed review and I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. In fact, I'm pretty sure that you made it well known at the time, and I do believe that you made one of our wonderful...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I visited with my daughter over the Easter break, the farm is really nicely done. It’s a great place to visit with young children, lots of interesting things to see and discover from nature and we even held a giant stick insect! There is a...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely 5* review Cerys and I'm so glad you both enjoyed your visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit. Would like to come back when it's warmer to make the most of the wildlife trail. The zoo was fascinating and the staff were really knowledgeable.More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Rachel, thanks for taking the time to submit the review. We desperately want it to warm up too so everything will start growing! Do keep an eye on our Facebook page, or have a look at our new leaflet, which explains all the events...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Unusual place, and the kids enjoyed. A couple of comments: the bug zoo was pretty small but the exhibits were really good especially the ants. Staff very friendly. The food was really excellent quality but neither my wife nor I knew that chapulines were a...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your experience with us and enjoyed meeting the ants! Thanks also for the lovely comment re. our fabulous team and the yummy food. I know that Grub Kitchen is working on information boards and sheets to...More

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They're open each day in the summer holidays apart from Fridays, from 10.30am - 4.30pm. Adults £6.50, children £4.50, and a family ticket for 2 adults, 2 children is £20.
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