Pembrokeshire Farm B and B Quality Holiday Accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Wales Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:38:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Michelin Starred Chef for Pembrokeshire Hotel Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:38:19 +0000

The Grove (pic-The Grove)

The Grove, Narberth have appointed Michelin starred Douglas Balish as their new Executive Chef from on May 1st. Douglas will take over the reins from Allister Barsby who is moving to Kent to open his first solo restaurant venture in Hythe in June.

Born in Scotland, Douglas began his career in Ayrshire before gaining a wealth of experience in some of the top ranked restaurants in the UK including Bohemia and Whatley Manor, as well as the world-renowned Quay restaurant in Sydney. He joined The Tudor Room in 2014 and was first awarded a Michelin Star in 2016 which he still holds. The restaurant was also awarded 4 coveted AA Rosettes in 2018.

General Manager of the Grove of Narberth, Thomas Agius Ferrante said: ‘Dougie is an exceptional talent and a lovely chap to boot. He was the perfect fit for our business and has the proven ability to inspire the team to progress the quality standards here at the Grove. His desire to be working with us in Pembrokeshire and his palpable enthusiasm for our product was sincere and refreshing.’

Pembrokeshire is blessed with some superb places to eat, from the more formal like The Grove, to wonderful beachside eating like sister restaurant, Coast, and The Stone Crab in Saundersfoot or The Shed at Porthgain to informal riverside cafes like The Quayside, Lawrenny.

If you would like to sample some of the delicious food Pembrokeshire has to offer and are looking for an informal yet luxurious Bed & Breakfast where you can relax in peaceful surroundings, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and selected by Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

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Wales – One of the Most Beautiful Countries in the World Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:36:34 +0000

Carew Castle, one of the many Norman Castles in Pembrokeshire

Rough Guides asked travellers to vote for the countries they believed to be the most beautiful in the world and Wales was voted in the Top 10.

The guide says of Wales: “There’s a lot of love for this country amongst our readers – and many of us have nostalgic memories of summer holidays along the coast of Wales”. 

“With beaches that could rival the Mediterranean (on a sunny day at least), plus a slew of historic castles, mountains to climb, coast paths to walk, and of course buttered Welshcakes to eat, there’s a host of entertaining ways to spend your days”.

“Twitter user @Dylan1969 recommends visiting for the castles and history, while we think a walk along the Pembrokeshire coastline, followed by a hearty lunch in a cosy coastal pub is quite hard to beat”.

Pembrokeshire’s beaches are amongst the best you will find anywhere in the world with many such as the stunning sandy Barafundle Bay, Whitesands, Freshwater West and Tenby regularly winning awards.

Wales is, of course, renowned for its castles and among some of the best you can visit are Pembroke, Manorbier and Carew.  As well as taking in our history during tours, the bigger castles have a year-round programme of events, including music gigs, festivals, outdoor plays, re-enactments and even film screenings.

The top 20 most beautiful places in the world

1. Scotland

2. Canada

3. New Zealand

4. Italy

5. South Africa

6. Indonesia

7. England

8. Iceland

9. The United States of America

10. Wales

11. Slovenia

12. Mexico

13. India

14. Finland

15. Switzerland

16. Peru

17. Norway

18. Ireland

19. Croatia

20. Vietnam

If you are thinking of holidaying in Wales and looking for an informal yet luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B.  We specialise in homemade, homegrown and top quality local produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian diets.  We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and have won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence ever year since opening.  Do give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.

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Saundersfoot Set to Become Major Marine Destination Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:06:56 +0000

Saundersfoot’s new National Events’ Deck

Saundersfoot harbour in Pembrokeshire, which has been operating since 1954, is set to become a major marine destination after opening The National Events Deck, a 20,000 sq ft multi-purpose decking area.

The National Events Deck is due to open this month and will be used as an events space at Saundersfoot Harbour for up to 4,000 people. The space will include an amphitheatre that can be used for local and national-scale events, ranging from theatrical and musical performances to food and craft festivals.
The National Events Deck marks the beginning of the second phase of the ongoing multi-million regeneration project of the Wales International Coastal Centre, which is due to complete in March 2020.

To celebrate the completion of the National Events Deck, the harbour will host an inaugural event, which will be open to the public, on 15 September 2018, including live performance of popular sea-themed movie scores by the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, coinciding with the Year of the Sea.

The first phase of the project saw new outside mooring and racking facilities, redevelopment of a pontoon and enhanced disabled access to the area.

Saundersfoot is a pretty little fishing village with some excellent restaurants including The Stone Crab on the harbour, The Mulberry and, of course, the fabulous Coast round in the next bay.
Bradley Davies, Commercial Manager of Saundersfoot Harbour, said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in footfall to the area since the completion of the project’s first phase, so we look forward to bringing something completely new and different to visitors and locals alike.

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire on holiday, for a short break or just a weekend, and are looking for a luxurious yet informal B&B set in lovely grounds which are a haven for wildlife, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and chosen to be included in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay

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Pembrokeshire Beaches in Sunday Times’ List of the Best Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:07:38 +0000

Whitesands Bay – Best beach in Wales according to The Sunday Times

Whitesands Bay in Pembrokeshire has been named as the best beach in Wales 2018 by The Sunday Times. Two other Pembrokeshire beaches, Tenby’s Castle Beach and Solva, also featured in the top 5.

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its wonderful beaches. Protected by their National Park status Pembrokeshire’s beaches have some of the cleanest waters and sands with many awards to show for it; eleven blue flags; twelve green coast, eleven seaside, and twenty one rural seaside awards! The only other county in the UK with as many blue flag beaches is Devon.

The Blue Flag beaches are: Amroth, Newgale, Saundersfoot, Dale, Whitesands, Coppet Hall, Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Poppit Sands and Lydstep. The Blue Flag award is high prestigious and only given to beaches with the highest standards in water quality.

There are a further 23 beaches which won Seaside Awards and Green Coast; Awards – the latter celebrating ‘hidden gems’ along the coastline – recognising excellent water quality and unspoiled environment.
They are Broad Haven (north), Abereiddy, Barafundle, Broadhaven (south), Caerfai, Cwym yr Eglwys, Druidstone, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Marloes, Martins Haven, Penally, Priory Bay on Caldey Island, West Angle Bay, West Dale, Good wick, Gelliswick, Little Haven, Newport, Nolton Haven, St Brides, Sandy Haven and Wisemans Bridge.

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire on holiday and are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed bed and breakfast which specialises in homemade, home grown and local produce, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. We look forward to welcoming you here.

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Pembrokeshire Pub Named Best Pub in England & Wales Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:46:33 +0000

The Stackpole Inn
(pic from Sawday’s)

The prestigious, Sawday’s Travel Guide has announced the winner of its best pub in England and Wales Award  for 2018.

The Stackpole Inn in Pembrokeshire was declared the best overall pub in its 2018/19 awards, which also handed out gongs for best pub with rooms, best pub for seasonal and organic produce, best community pub, favourite newcomer and most authentic pub.

The Sawday’s judges were simply bowled over by this stunning pub.

They said that it’s ‘a dreamy Pembrokeshire inn just a short walk from glorious Barafundle Bay’ and added that ‘The food is tasty, the bedrooms are super, kids and dogs are welcomed. You won’t want to leave and it really wasn’t difficult to choose our best all-rounder.’

The Stackpole Inn is on Pembrokeshire Farm B&B’s list of recommended places to eat whilst staying with us and also features in one of our recommended days out:

Drive to Stackpole Quay and walk over the cliffs to the glorious Barafundle Bay, frequently named as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. From there continue on to Broadhaven South beach and walk round the beautiful Bosherston lily ponds keeping a keen eye out for otters. Explore the Stackpole estate and then back to Stackpole Quay for lunch at the Boathouse Tearoom. In the afternoon visit the incredible 6th century hermit’s chapel, St Govans, set into the cliff face and then enjoy a cup of tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café, which opened in the 1920s. Enjoy a drink and dinner at The Stackpole Arms on your way back to Pembrokeshire Farm B & B at Caermaenau Fawr.

If you are visiting Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious but informal bed and breakfast where you can relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake in the garden or curl up with a good book in front of a blazing log fire in the Autumn, give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a ring on 01834 860338.  We have superb reviews, have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce.

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Walk in the Preseli Mountains Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:23:49 +0000

The Preseli Mountains

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its superb sandy beaches, wonderful coast path and fascinating wildlife but less well known is the beauty of the Preseli mountains (they are very insulted to be referred to as hills as in this article in The Times!)

From the top on a clear day there are stunning views of both Ireland and Devon, the wide expanse of moorland is dotted with small farms and the beautiful Welsh mountain ponies and sheep graze unhindered by fences. The Preseli mountains is where the Bluestones of Stonehenge originated and recent research has suggested that Stonehenge was actually built by workmen from Pembrokeshire too. Neolithic cromlechs and standing stones are prevalent in the area such as Pentre Ifan in the Preselis just above Newport.

After a long day walking on the mountain a visit to enjoy the “hwyl” or welcome at the wonderfully idiosyncratic Tafarn Sinc at Rosebush, the highest pub in Pembrokeshire, is a must. This pub was once the railway station and has refused to bow to the ‘whims of modernisation’ and steadfastly maintains its nostalgic originality. Welsh is spoken here (as well as English) and, when the publicans who had run it for over 25 years retired, the community got together a syndicate to buy it. This included the actor Rhys Ifans who spread the word and soon people from all over the world heard about the “little tin pub” and purchased shares from as far away as Texas and Canada.

If you would like to visit Pembrokeshire and stay at a luxurious but informal Bed& Breakfast, give Rayner and Carol at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth a call on 01834 860338. We specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. – The Times May 2018

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Narberth – The Place for Foodies Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:14:44 +0000

Narberth – the place for excellent food

Wales has long been known for the quality of its produce; from salt marsh lamb to fish and shellfish to cheese and other dairy products.

The little town of Narberth in Pembrokeshire has award winning butchers, greengrocers, delis and numerous cafes and restaurants serving not only local fare but cuisines from around the world – from Spain to the Middle East.  Narberth is also twinned with Ludlow, also known for its foodie reputation.

Each September crowds from all over the UK, and indeed the world, flock to Narberth’s annual Food Festival.  This year the Festival takes place on 22nd & 23rd September and will be jam packed with stalls selling delicious produce and food related products plus demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs.

Local residents are quite rightly proud of the lovely town of Narberth which is full of wonderful, small, independent shops and bucks the trend with its thriving high street.
A winner of the gold award for Best Event in the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards (twice), Narberth Food Festival promises a weekend of food and fun, in an around a magnificent marquee.

If you wish to visit the Narberth Food Festival and would like to stay in a luxurious but informal, relaxed B&B where you get the feeling you are staying with friends in the country, do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B at Caermaenau Fawr. Call us on 01834 860338, email us at or take a look at our website at

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Narberth – Pembrokeshire’s Hidden Gem Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:46:01 +0000

Narberth, Pembrokeshire’s hidden gem

Whilst Pembrokeshire is best known for its incredible beaches and wonderful wildlife such as puffins, dolphins, seals and even whales, another gem is beginning to attract visitors and that is the little town of Narberth.

Narberth is thriving whilst other towns wither and the secret to this success in the days of internet shopping is the plethora of wonderful, individual shops which make up this tiny Welsh town and attract shoppers from as far a field as Cardiff and London.  Shopping in Narberth is a pleasure and many people spend the day wandering around the shops and enjoying lunch at one of the delicious cafes or restaurants. Parking in the car park costs £1 for the whole day; extremely reasonable compared with many towns, and there is free parking for up to an hour in the street.

I am often asked by people considering moving to Pembrokeshire, or visiting here, whether we have a Waitrose, as if this is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  No, I reply, but we have Narberth with its award winning butchers, greengrocers, delis, homemade ice cream shop, cakes shops, cafes and restaurants.  Who would not prefer to buy their Sunday joint from a friendly local butcher who can tell you exactly where the meat came from; their honey from a shop a couple of miles from where it was produced or their chocolate handmade locally rather than from a supermarket.  Drinking your cappuccino in a café such as Ultracomida or Plum Vanilla where they are really friendly and have time for a chat is infinitely preferable to sitting in a Costa Coffee, Starbucks or other faceless multiple.

Not only can Narberth boast top quality food shops but it is also packed full of galleries, antique and vintage shops, present shops, boutiques, kitchen shops, jewellers, etc;  in fact everything you can think of apart from a high street chain.  It is ideal for picking up a few mementoes of your holiday in Pembrokeshire

There are regular craft sales in the town hall; concerts; a superb plant fair; the annual Help for Heroes Colossal Cake Sale and, of course, Narberth Food Festival which has grown into a major event attracting celebrity chefs and top food producers from throughout the UK and is held in September (this year on 22nd & 23rd September).  There is also the Summer Carnival and Civic Week and Winter carnival when floats parade through the streets. Narberth is a town where community spirit is alive and well and it also embraces visitors.

West Wales is fortunate in having several other towns which do not conform to the urban clone; Cardigan in Ceredigion has a lovely old-fashioned feel with its individual shops and the great Barley Fair where the beautiful Welsh cobs parade through the streets and Llandeilo in Carmarthenshire is another offering shoppers the chance to experience small, independent shops.

If you are visiting West Wales and would like to stay at a traditional but luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast just 5 minutes drive from Narberth, do give us a call at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B  Caermaenau Fawr on 01834 860338, where a warm welcome is assured.   We have exceptional reviews and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

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Moving Back to your Childhood Home Mon, 09 Jul 2018 10:01:53 +0000 A piece on Pembrokeshire Farm B&B in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph …

…. Even for those who routinely view hundreds of properties for a living nothing can replace the affection held for a happy childhood home.

“It has always been my dream home and I could never find anywhere that would match up to it”, says Carol Peett from buying agency, West Wales Property Finders, of the historic Pembrokeshire long house that she grew up in. She moved back in six years ago with her husband Rayner, after her parents passed away. She has replicated many of the joys she remembers from her childhood there, with tea in the garden and an assortment of dogs, cats, donkeys and ducks. She also runs it as a (Sawday’s) bed and breakfast

“It was very strange to be here without my parents when we first moved in”, she says. “I would walk into the drawing room and expect my mother and father to be sitting in their chairs by the fire. My mother was an amazing gardener, so I was terrified of doing anything to it in case I spoilt it at first. But once we renovated the house, it become ours rather than theirs, and all the overriding happy memories took over”….

Moving Back into a Childhood Home – The Daily Telegraph – Saturday, 7th July 2018

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious yet informal place to stay where you feel as though you are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial bed and breakfast, then give us a call at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B on 01834 860338.  We have superb reviews and specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce.  With prior notice, we are happy to cater for gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian diets.

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Places to Eat Whilst Staying at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:32:10 +0000

Coast at Coppet Hall

Best Places to Eat in Pembrokeshire

These are a few of Pembrokeshire Farm B&B’s recommendations of places to eat in Pembrokeshire:

Top End – Highly Recommended
The Grove, Narberth 01834 860915
Coast, Saundersfoot 01834 810800
The Salt Cellar, Tenby 01834 844005
Slebech Park 01437 752000
Twr y Felin, St Davids 01437 725555
Peppercorn, Narberth 01834861778
Bistro at No 13 Narberth 01834 869944
Top Joe’s Pizza 01834 218338
Mulberry, Saundersfoot 01834 811313
The Stone Crab, S’foot 01834 813651
Penally Abbey, Nr Tenby 01834 843033
The Carew Inn, Carew  01646 651267
Stackpole Inn, Stackpole 01646 672324
Cwtch, St Davids 01437 720491
The Shed,Porthgain 01348  831518
Llys Meddyg, Newport 01239 820008
The Bar, Neyland Marina 01646 602550
St Brides Hotel & Spa 01834 812304
The Dragon Palace, Pentlepoir  01834 812483
Beachside Barbecue, Saundersfoot 01834 811873 – great views
The Griffin Inn, Dale 01646 636227
Jabajak, Whitland 01994 448786
Y Polyn 01267 290000
St Davids Kitchen 01437 720009 www.
The Brewery Inn, Cosheston 01646 686678  
PlumVanilla, Narberth
Ultracomida, Narberth
Stackpole Inn, Stackpole 01646 672324
Picton Castle, Slebech
The Quayside, Lawrenny
Wavecrest Café, Angle
Café Mor, Freshwater W
Boathouse Tearoom, Stackpole
The Refectory, St David’s
Thirty Five, Solva    
Southbeach Bar & Grill, Tenby               (location, not food!)
Tafarn Sinc (fun place to see)

If you would like to visit Wales and are looking for a friendly and informal yet luxurious bed and breakfast in Pembrokeshire, come and stay with us at Pembrokeshire Farm B & B.  Our historic, traditional Pembrokeshire longhouse is set in 25 acres of farmland and our peaceful garden is the ideal place to relax with a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake whilst listening to the birdsong after a long day on one of Pembrokeshire’s gorgeous sandy beaches, walking the stunning coast path, exploring the castles or visiting one of the islands to spot dolphins, seals, puffins and even whales.

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