Ael y Bryn

Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire

‘Creative and immaculate’ gardens surround this luxury, adults-only B&B in tranquil countryside outside the village of ‘Egg-lis-oo-roo’, with views to the Preseli hills and Carningli mountain. More

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‘Creative and immaculate’ gardens surround this luxury, adults-only B&B in tranquil countryside, outside the village of ‘Egg-lis-oo-roo’, with views to the Preseli hills and Carningli mountain. From the shell of a single-storey wartime hostel that once housed land girls, ‘consummate hoteliers’ Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes have created ‘a wonderful, spacious home’, with guest lounge/music room, library and conservatory. ‘I’m not surprised you receive rave reviews,’ writes a reader, who was warmly welcomed on arrival with tea and ‘a plate of delicious fancies’. ‘Beautifully furnished’ Carn Menyn suite had French doors to a private patio ‘where we could sit and watch the swallows skimming over the pond’. We hear perennial praise for the hosts’ ‘meticulous attention to detail’, which includes fresh milk in a mini-fridge. At night, by arrangement, the table is set in the beamed dining room for a dinner cooked ‘with love and skill’. Bring your own wine; they charge no corkage. ‘Breakfasts are superb with an extensive menu.’ (Sheila Mawer, Brian Hughes, and others)

Hotel details


SA41 3UL


01239 891411


4. All on ground floor.


all year except Christmas/New Year.


library, music room, dining room, conservatory (telescope), in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard, 2½-acre garden (wildlife pond, stream, bowls court, giant chess), public rooms wheelchair accessible.

Background music



not under 16.


not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £120, 
singles from £100. Set dinner 
£29/£35 (2/3 courses). 1-night 
bookings may be refused.

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Comments about Ael y Bryn

A peaceful haven of luxury. Robert and Arwel have a passion to please. There is superb attention to detail, a pride in perfection and care for the environment. Our bedroom had wonderful views; the bathroom was a perfect place to relax after a hard day's walking. An ideal base with some of the most captivating prehistoric landscapes of the Preseli Hills and wonderful scenery of the Pembrokeshire coast only a short drive away. . The locally sourced quality food, together with freshly picked vegetables from the garden, make the set evening meal a culinary delight. ! - Bob & Jean Henry - September 2019
A truly stunning home and garden. The very warm welcome from Robert and Arwel, with afternoon tea and help with the luggage, set the tone. Their attention to detail, in every way, was quite remarkable. Our room and the public rooms were very beautiful. Charming and interesting hosts, whose only concern was for our comfort and enjoyment. - Rosemary and Michael Globe - July 2019
My second visit to Ael y Bryn was as wonderful as the first. Beyond the gorgeous rooms in this beautful house, guests are welcome to relax in the conservatory and view the landscape, read in their interesting library, or lounge about in the living area. But it is Robert and Arwel who make this place utterly special. They are wonderfully hospitable and friendly (while respecting privacy) and are always going that extra mile to please and surprise. Arwel's cooking alone is worth the journey. This B&B has won numerous awards, but they should be considered for a Michelin star. - Amanda Villepastour - June 2019
'Another joyful stay at this fabulous establishment! Peace. Beauty. Art. Comfort. And AMAZING meals cooked by the two wonderful gentlemen who run Ael y Bryn. Their attention to detail is magnificent. The quality of the dining is first class and we (again) felt such gratitude for the remarkable and professional care and love that goes into their cooking. Glorious views add to the experience of a true home away from home, where we could put up our weary feet, and rest, and laugh, and talk, and know that our every need is being catered for.. thanks so much for everything you do!!' - - June 2019
From the moment we arrived at this delightful B&B Robert and Arwel made us most welcome. This is a house full of comfort and charm. Our room was spacious, spotless and sumptuous! A tasty breakfast was served in the beautiful dining room which adjoined the stylish, comfortable lounge/music room and conservatory overlooking the magnificent Welsh hills. The attention to detail is absolutely spot on. - David and Jackie Rickett - July 2018

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