Penally Abbey

‘An attractive building’ in a ‘tranquil setting’ with view of Carmarthen Bay, Melanie and Lucas Boissevain’s 19th-century neo-Gothic house is today as a smart, ‘happy, well-run’, hotel. More

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Penally Abbey
Penally Abbey Hotel Ltd
Penally
Penally
Pembrokeshire
SA70 7PY
Wales
01834 843 033

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11. 4 in coach house (100 yds), 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except Jan. Restaurant closed to non-residents Sun and Mon.

Facilities

drawing room, snug bar, sun room, restaurant, private function room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, in-room massages and beauty treatments, terrace, 1-acre lawns, public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music

'very gentle' in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bar, sun room, coach house bedrooms (not unattended), not in restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2018] per room B&B 145-265. la carte fixed-price dinner 40. Tasting menu 79.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘An attractive building’ in a ‘tranquil setting’ with a panorama of Carmarthen Bay, Melanie and Lucas Boissevain’s 19th-century neo-Gothic house is today as a smart, ‘happy, well-run’, hotel. Architectural features include striking ogee-headed doors and windows, moulded plaster ceilings, an Adam-style fireplace. ‘The public rooms are extensive and comfortable,’ writes a reader this year, ‘and the lady who greeted us was charming.’ Bright, chic bedrooms sport cool coastal shades. ‘Our room was very large, most comfortable and well furnished. The spotless bathroom well equipped.’ A superior double has a four-poster, a sofa-bed for an extra guest, views across to Caldey Island. Dog-friendly coach house rooms, approached by an external staircase, have a balcony with table and chairs. Downstairs, ‘a minor niggle was the canned music in the bar’. In the restaurant, young chef Jerry Adam uses foraged and home-grown ingredients; he ferments, pickles and preserves, creating small portions of intensely flavoured, somewhat challenging food. For example, crisp garlic beef rib, anchovy, purslane. Breakfast brings local butcher’s sausages, free-range eggs, laver bread. An atmospheric restored chapel is available for private hire. (Gwyn Morgan, and others)

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Penally Abbey
Penally Abbey Hotel Ltd
Penally
Penally
Pembrokeshire
SA70 7PY

Guest comments

'A well-run, happy place. The cooked breakfast is conventional but quality is excellent. Dinner is good in every sense, with nothing commercial about it. Everything about our room was new and nicely done. It was very quiet. There are no rooms on the ground floor but staff are very willing to help anyone with a mobility problem. ' - Peter and Kay Rogers - June, 2017
'A very friendly hotel which laughed away issues with a smile. The food was good. ' - Gwyn Morgan - April, 2017

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