St Dogmaels is a large village on the southern side of the River Teifi about one mile downstream from Cardigan. It comes under St Dogmaels Community Council and the community area extends along the shore of the Teifi estuary to the sea and includes the hamlets of Cippyn and Poppit Sands. The physical form of St Dogmaels village could be likened to an amphitheatre with the river as its stage and the houses as its audience perched on a semi-circle of hillsides rising steeply from the riverbank. It is a spectacular setting and the river is seen as an important part of its heritage. The boundary of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is about one mile from the village. The village has three public houses with a fourth at Poppit Sands, and all serve meals. In addition there are a restaurant, a fish and chip shop with dining area and, at Poppit Sands, a beach café. Two significant businesses are a builders merchant and a garage. The latter is a large and successful garage. A village shop several builders, numerous farms, the water mill and miscellaneous small firms make up the business community. There is a Baptist chapel and an Independent chapel in the village. There is another Baptist chapel at Cippyn.
The hall Situated in a pivitol position overlooking the abbey and Fiat Garage. A classic church hall with excellent kitchen facilities and a partitioned main hall. The hall has a seating capacity of 40 people, the hall also has a kitchen facility with Hot and cold water, Tea urn, Microwave, Cutlery and Crockery.