The Grove of Narberth
, Molleston, Narberth, Pembrokeshire.
The Grove of Narberth is a privately-owned luxury hotel nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside with stunning views of the Preseli Hills. Guests can be assured of the warmest Welsh welcome and a truly relaxing stay in the hotel that was nominated AA Hotel of the Year, Wales 2019/20. That’s a pretty big accolade, and not the only award by a long, long way.
With a walled garden full of flowers, separate vegetable gardens, and a cutting bed for the resident florist, the Grove's gardens are a delight to explore. The hotel is surrounded by lawns, flowers, meadows and mature trees. It is located just a few miles from the world renowned Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park and its stunning sandy beaches, harbour villages and coastal paths. The market town of Narberth with its unique boutiques and cafes is also just down the road.
There is a long history of building and rebuilding at the Grove, dating all the way back to the 15th century. The last major alterations came in 1874 when the Jacobean house was extended and remodelled with some weighty influence from the early Arts and Crafts movement. The distinctive fireplaces and unique joinery from that period give the interiors of the Grove a unique character. This all comes to life in the four lounges and the fabulous cocktail bar.
The Grove has lots of foodie choices from an informal lunch on the terrace, a fabulous afternoon tea in one of the lounges, maybe something from the bar menu or dinner in one of the two most romantic restaurants in Wales. There are two options to choose from, the stunning Fernery restaurant for fine dining and the quirky Artisan Rooms for a more relaxed dining experience. The Fernery offers an intimate dining experience with a 3 course a la carte menu or eight course tasting menu option. The menu in the Artisan Rooms has been inspired by the best of Welsh ingredients so expect grazing boards of Welsh charcuterie, artisan cheese, Welsh lamb and beef, and Pembrokeshire-landed fish.
Every bedroom is individually designed with luxurious furnishings and a modern touch. Delicate fireplaces and a sprinkling of art and antiques give a sense of place and time in this enchanting house. Every room has views of the gardens or rolling countryside. The large bathrooms feature deep cast-iron baths, under-floor heating and designer toiletries. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and free wired internet. In-room massages are available on request.
With 28 acres of grounds, there are lots of short walks around the paths of the estate. Even then, before heading off for the famous Pembrokeshire routes, there is a network of footpaths and bridleways surround the Grove. Discover a deserted Welsh chapel, an ancient settlement perched on the hill nearby or stroll into Narberth to find the derelict castle and local museum. For the more adventurous explore Canaston Woods and the Narberth Valley or head down to the Cleddau estuary which all could be part of a ½ day walk.