The Grove

Narberth, Pembrokeshire

Jacobean splendour meets Arts and Crafts elegance at this gleaming white hotel, set in a leafy glade outside one of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest market towns. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Jacobean splendour meets Arts and Crafts elegance at this gleaming white hotel, set in a leafy glade outside one of Pembrokeshire’s prettiest market towns. Owners Neil and Zoë Kedward have created a luxurious country retreat with a Welsh aesthetic. Local crafts and textiles are mixed with richly coloured Persian rugs, antique furniture and modern pieces; a colour scheme echoes the landscape’s gentle hues. Bedrooms and suites are a mix of traditional – ornate fireplaces, textured wallpapers and perhaps a double-ended stand-alone bathtub – and contemporary. Some have a four-poster bed, others a half-tester, and one has triple-aspect views and a vaulted ceiling. Dinner, served in the relaxed Artisan Rooms or the more formal Fernery, is Douglas Balish’s celebration of the best of Welsh ingredients, such as lamb from the Preseli hills, fish from local fishermen, and vegetables and fruit from the hotel’s kitchen gardens. Afternoon tea may be taken either in the restaurant or on the terrace, perhaps after taking one of the walking trails through the hotel’s extensive grounds. This hotel is a member of Pride of Britain.

Hotel details

Address

Molleston
Narberth
Pembrokeshire
SA67 8BX
Wales

Telephone

01834 860915

Bedrooms

26. 12 in cottages in grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

3 lounges, bar, 4 restaurant rooms, in-room TV (Sky), in-room spa treatments, civil wedding licence, 26-acre grounds, ground floor wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in public areas.

Children

all ages welcomed, no under-12s in Fernery.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms and lounge, the Snug dining room.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £125–£665, D,B&B £368–£778. Tasting menu £69–£105, à la carte (Artisan Rooms) £40. 1-night bookings refused at 
peak times.