Ael y Bryn

The ‘genuine warmth’ that imbues Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes’s much-loved rural B&B impressed Guide inspectors in 2016 as much as it does returning guests, who rave about the hosts’ ‘enthusiasm, support, flexibility and desire to please’. More

Contact details

Ael y Bryn
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
SA41 3UL
Wales
01239 891411
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

4. All on ground floor.

Open

all year except Christmas/New Year.

Facilities

library, music room, dining room, conservatory (telescope), free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, 2½-acre garden (wildlife pond, stream, bowls court).

Background music

‘easy listening’/classical in music room in evening.

Children

not under 14.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £100–£130. Set dinner £24–£28.

Good Hotel Guide Review

The ‘genuine warmth’ that imbues Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes’s much-loved rural B&B impressed Guide inspectors in 2016 as much as it does returning guests, who rave about the hosts’ ‘enthusiasm, support, flexibility and desire to please’. ‘Everything – the comfort, the design, the cuisine, Robert and Arwel’s relations with their guests – is idiosyncratically personal.’ Arrive to ‘great pots of tea and tiered platters of Arwel’s home-baked treats (including a couple of Welsh cakes for good measure)’. In ‘comfortably jumbly’ gardens, the house is filled with paintings, sculptures, bibelots; ‘the snug library is a hideout for book lovers’. ‘Our spacious, well-furnished bedroom came supplied with travel guides and books, an exhaustive tea tray, a packed information binder; the window seat surveyed a painterly landscape.’ A ‘sociable’ dinner of ‘refined comfort food’ (‘and plenty of it!’) may be served, by arrangement. ‘We woke to a royal breakfast: fresh chrysanthemums on the table; an impressive buffet spread; perfectly prepared eggs. We felt very spoiled.’ (GM Jones, HM Lusby, Michael Frayn, and others)

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Ael y Bryn
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
SA41 3UL

Guest comments

'A beautiful, warm bedroom and excellent meals. These high standards are completely normal for Ael y Bryn as are the cheerful care and attention to detail we always receive from Robert and Arwel. ' - Louise and John Nightingale - March, 2017
'Sheer luxury and perfection. Our bedroom on the ground floor had a beautiful outlook towards the pond and bird table. Every comfort, with great attention to detail. We were asked to meet our fellow dining companions in the conservatory at 6.50pm, and then our hosts accompanied us to the beautifully laid, huge dining table. You could bring your own wine, no corkage charge. Dinner was beautifully cooked and presented with lovely fresh vegetables. Breakfast is again a feast, especially for the eyes. These two lovely hosts are so generous with their food and hosting skills. ' - Sue Raymond - September, 2016
'This is a wonderful place to stay.The rooms are beautiful, carefully furnished and well equipped, and we had a splendid view over the garden to the distant mountains. The breakfasts are cooked and presented with the same attention to detail as the presentation of the house. The evening meals are well worth sampling if you are there on night when they are available. Lovely, attentive hosts. ' - Penelope Johnson - July, 2016

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