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.
Molleston Narberth Pembrokeshire SA67 8BX Wales
26. 12 in cottages in grounds, 1 suitable for disabled.
GOURMET ESCAPE. Enjoy a night of indulgence with a Gourmet Escape to the Grove. This escape includes an exceptional tasting menu prepared by the Executive Chef Douglas Balish, accompanied by a flight of wines carefully chosen by the Head Sommelier Catriona to match perfectly with each dish. Douglas’s eight course Signature Tasting menu focuses on the best of Pembrokeshire produce together with vegetables and herbs sourced from our very own kitchen gardens or foraged nearby. PACKAGE: Chef’s Signature Tasting Menu accompanied by a flight of wines. One night’s luxury accommodation for the 2 of you. Renowned breakfast in the garden room overlooking our rear terrace and gardens. From £230 per person. Terms and Conditions: Price based on 2 people staying. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Comments about The Grove
A remarkable stay, made in no small way by the wonderful staff. The place is beautifully decorated, with lots of original artwork on the walls, plenty of flowers in vases, and lovely subfusc tartan carpeting throughout. Housekeeping is immaculate. It gets the essentials right. The finest and most complex food we have ever had. My wife wants to go back t, but the bank balance will need to recover first!
- Andrew Kleissner - April 2019
The setting is bucolic. Everything is harmonious and pleasing to the eye. The only downside was that we were a bit too hot at night. Had we been staying more than two nights perhaps this could have been remedied by requesting a lighter duvet or a sheet and blanket. The food was accomplished and showed flashes of imagination with unusual but successful flavour combinations . A strong if somewhat pricey wine list. Breakfast was wonderful and varied.
- Sara Hollowell - September 2017
This is a real haven when you arrive in the dark after a long drive. I was put in the comfortable Blue Room from which however, you can hear conversation at reception .I took supper by a delicious crackling log fire on a velvet sofa in a comfortable wood-panelled sitting room.. They have a fine library of good books to read. The staff were young, charming and helpful, and it is beautifully quiet.
- Tessa Stuart - February 2017