Ael y Bryn

‘Consummate hosts’ Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes run their peaceful B&B against the ‘superb backdrop’ of the Preseli mountains. More

Contact details

Ael y Bryn
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
SA41 3UL
Wales
01239 891411

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

occasionally in music room in evening.

Children

not under 14.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £105–£140. Set dinner £25–£29.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Consummate hosts’ Robert Smith and Arwel Hughes run their peaceful B&B against the ‘superb backdrop’ of the Preseli mountains. ‘High standards are completely normal for Robert and Arwel, as is the cheerful care we always receive,’ say returning guests this year. Another Guide reader, who uses a wheelchair, agrees: ‘It’s sheer perfection.’ Come in to tea and tiered platters of home-baked cakes – ‘a great icebreaker to meet fellow travellers arriving the same day’ – then unpack in one of the spacious bedrooms, each ‘wanting for nothing’ (not even ‘mouth-watering shortbread’). ‘Our room looked towards the pond, and the woodpeckers and jays on the bird table.’ A two-course dinner of ‘refined comfort food’ (perhaps creamy leek tart; lamb shanks, home-made cranberry sauce) may be served, by arrangement. ‘We stayed for a week, and there was a different menu – a feast! – each day. The potatoes were dug from the garden at 6 pm and cooked for 7 pm – you couldn’t get fresher than that.’ Next morning, breakfast is ‘top of the class’. (Jacqui and Karl Parr, Lois and John Nightingale, Sabrina Dey, Susan Raymond, and many others)

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Ael y Bryn
Eglwyswrw
Pembrokeshire
SA41 3UL

Guest comments

'Two wonderful weeks. Our lovely room overlooked the large garden full of birds. Breakfasts were feasts. Everything is spotless. Dinner is sumptuous; puddings were masterpieces. How they do it all beats me. Ten gold stars. ' - Susan Raymond - July, 2017
'At this wonderful B&B we found total peace. Only birdsong outside and gentle classical music within. The magnificent garden provided sheltered seating, good planting and sculpture, and views of the hills. By prior arrangement, tasty evening meals are provided in the elegant dining room. ' - Mabel Tannahill - May, 2017
'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

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