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

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.

Other reviews

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

'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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