Pembrokeshire Farm B and B http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk Quality Holiday Accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Wales Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:33:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Food Glorious Food in Narberth, Pembrokeshire http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/09/food-glorious-food-in-narberth-pembrokeshire-2/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/09/food-glorious-food-in-narberth-pembrokeshire-2/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:33:27 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1482

Narberth

The 19th annual Narberth Food Festival takes place on the weekend of Saturday, 26rd and Sunday, 24th September. Narberth is twinned with Ludlow in Shropshire with both towns being noted for their foodie credentials.

Festival goers can look forward to a carnival atmosphere of outdoor music and street food coupled with demonstrations from top chefs. There will be stalls selling everything from bread and cheese to shellfish and top quality meat, talks and tasting sessions.

Brybeque Sauce of Cardiff were winners of this year’s Narberth Festival Start-Up Business Award and will, therefore, have a spot in the main marquee. Last year’s winner, The Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company will also be at the Festival displaying their local sea salt, scrubs and other salt-based cosmetics.

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 info@pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk or take a look at our website at www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk.

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New Chef for Pembrokeshire Restaurant http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/09/new-chef-for-pembrokeshire-restaurant/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/09/new-chef-for-pembrokeshire-restaurant/#respond Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:39:19 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1476

Coast at Coppet Hall

Coast, one of Wales’ best restaurants, has a new Head Chef starting in October.

Tom Hine, who started his career as a kitchen porter in Rick Stein’s famous Padstow restaurant, will be taking over from Will Holland who has been at Coast since its opening in 2014 and has built up a superb reputation for the restaurant. Will has been appointed executive chef at the Atlantic Hotel in Jersey.

For the last eight years Tom has been with his mentor, Michael Caines in Devon; first as a sous chef at Gidleigh Park and most recently as executive head chef at Lympstone Manor. Interestingly, Alliser Barsby, Executive Chef at Coast’s sister restaurant, The Grove, Narberth, also worked for Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park.

Tom is the son of a Cornish fisherman with a passion for seafood so will, I am sure, continue producing the consistently superb standard of food set by Will Holland.

If you would like to dine at Coast or The Grove and are looking for a relaxed yet luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast in which to stay, do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B, near Narberth. We are listed in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and specialize in homemade, home grown and top quality local produce. For further information, please call 01834 860338 or visit our website. https://www.sawdays.co.uk/britain/wales/pembrokeshire/pembrokeshire-farm-b-b

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Another Award for Pembrokeshire Farm B&B http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/another-award-for-pembrokeshire-farm-bb-2/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/another-award-for-pembrokeshire-farm-bb-2/#respond Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:39:26 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1472

Go Hotel Outstanding Service Award 2017 presented to Pembrokeshire Farm B&B

At Pembrokeshire Farm B&B we are delighted to have been awarded the GoHotel Outstanding Service Award.

Awards are presented to selected establishments who consistently achieve a high customer review ratings in the following categories.

Cleanliness
Facilities
Location
Rooms
Service

If you are visiting Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious yet relaxed farmhouse B&B where you feel as though you are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial B&B, give Carol & Rayner a call at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth on 01834 860338.  Pembrokeshire Farm B&B is listed in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and we specialise in homemade, home grown and top quality local produce, including honey from our own bees.  With prior notice we are able to cater for gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian diets.

http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

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Follow in the footsteps of Gemma Arterton in Their Finest http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/follow-in-the-footsteps-of-gemma-arterton-in-their-finest/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/follow-in-the-footsteps-of-gemma-arterton-in-their-finest/#respond Thu, 24 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1467

The cast outside The Cresselly Arms, Cresswell Quay (pic courtesy of the Cresselly Arms)

Their Finest is a poignant wartime drama in which Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) and Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin) set out to make a morale-boosting film about Dunkirk whilst navigating the Blitz, limited resources and the ego of their not-quite leading man, Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). Although it’s set in Devon, the producers chose Pembrokeshire as the backdrop for the film’s coastal scenes……

http://www.radiotimes.com/offers/travel/news/2017-08-22/follow-in-the-footsteps-of-gemma-arterton-in-their-finest-in-pembrokeshire

If you would like to visit the film locations for Their Finest or those of the numerous other feature films and tv programmes filmed here in Pembrokeshire; including amongst others, Robin Hood, Harry Potter, Die Another Day and Snow White & the Huntsman, do come & stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B.

We are a relaxed and informal but luxurious B&B where we like guests to feel as though they are staying with friends in the country rather than at a commercial bed and breakfast.  We have superb reviews and have been inspected and included in Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.  We specialise in homemade, home grown and top quality local produce, including honey from our own bees.  Give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.

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A Curious Guide to West Wales http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/a-curious-guide-to-west-wales/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/08/a-curious-guide-to-west-wales/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:18:08 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1461

Pembrokeshire Farm B&B has been chosen by Sawday’s to feature in their Guide to Special Places to Stay

Pembrokeshire Farm B&B features is Sawday’s Special Places to Stay having been inspected and selected by Sawday’s to feature in their Guide.  Below is their Curious Guide to West Wales.

https://www.sawdays.co.uk/becurious/a-curious-guide-to-west-wales

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path – One of the 50 Natural Wonders of the World http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/07/pembrokeshire-coast-path-one-of-the-50-natural-wonders-of-the-world/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/07/pembrokeshire-coast-path-one-of-the-50-natural-wonders-of-the-world/#respond Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:36:29 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1456

Pembrokeshire Coast Path – one of the natural wonders of the world

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path has been included in the list of “The 50 Natural Wonders: The Ultimate List of Scenic Splendor,” by CNN Travel.

Taking 8th place, they write “This path twists 300 kilometers from St. Dogmaels to Amroth in southwest Wales…. If you strike lucky on a sunny day this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Scented gorse and crimson heather brighten the way.  Look for seals in the waters below.  Paths are signposted — join the path on the coast between St. Dogmaels and Amroth. Details on guided walks and activities can be found on the National Trails website — including self-guided walks with baggage transfer”.

Their top 10 are:

  1. Pulpit Rock, Preikestolen, Norway
  2. Gran Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
  3. Ngorogoro Crater, Tanzania
  4. Paria Canyon, Arizona, United States
  5. Volcanic eruptions at Stromboli, Italy
  6. Mud volcanoes of Gobustan, Azerbaijan
  7. Jeita Grotto, Nahr al-Kalb Valley, Lebanon
  8. Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Wales
  9. Pangong Tso Lake, India-China
  10. Geirangerfjord and Naeroyfjord, Norway

If you would like to explore the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and are looking for a informal but luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast where you can  relax in the garden with a cup of tea and homemade cakes after an invigorating walk along the coast path, give Rayner and Carol at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338.  Pembrokeshire Farm B&B has superb reviews, has been inspected and chosen by Sawday’s to be included it in “Special Places to Stay”, and has been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.  We specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce and, with prior notice, can cater for glutenfree, dairy free or vegetarian diets.

http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

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Pembrokeshire Beach is One of the Best in the World http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/07/pembrokeshire-beach-is-one-of-the-best-in-the-world/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/07/pembrokeshire-beach-is-one-of-the-best-in-the-world/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 10:47:15 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1454

Barafundle – voted one of the best beaches in the world

Those of us lucky enough to live in Pembrokeshire have always known we have some of the best beaches in  the world. One, in particular, has won many awards such as being voted  “Best Place to have a Picnic”  by Conde Naste Traveller and by the organisers of National Picnic Week.  It has also been listed as one of the World’s best beaches on numerous occasions by different organisations and magazines; the latest of which is by travel magazine, Passport.

Passport has revealed its ranking of the world’s top 25 beaches. Naturally, the white sands of Brazil, Australia, Hawaii, and New Zealand have all earned themselves a spot on the list. But a tiny bay in Wales has made headlines after overtaking some of the world’s most iconic stretches of coast to be named one of the very best.

Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, has made it to the 17th spot on the list, beating the likes of Israel’s Tel Aviv, Brazil’s Ipanema, and the USA’s famous Herring Cove in the process.

Describing Barafundle,  Passport says: ‘The long stretch of cliff known as Stackpole Head sticks straight into the sea like an arm. A little boulder sits jauntily offshore. The waves crash against the smooth sand. Your company here? Twelve people, four dogs and a visual overdose of beauty.’

Barafundle Bay is accessible only via a half mile walk from the nearest car park, and is backed by sand dunes and pine trees, adding to its magical feel.

Who needs a tropical island when you’ve got Pembrokeshire on your doorstep!

When asked why they put Barafundle Bay on the list, the judges had the perfect answer.

This beach is a revelation,” they said. “It’s a luxuriant curve of sand, topped by dunes and grasses on hills that make it feel immensely private…”

And Barafundle wasn’t the only British beach to be counted among the world’s best; Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire was another unexpected inclusion in Passport’s  ranking.

The top 25 beaches in the world, according to Passport Magazine, are:

  1. L’Espiguette Beach, Aigues-Mortes, France
  2. Karekare Beach, Auckland, New Zealand
  3. Bocas Del Toro, Panama
  4. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  5. Buzios, Brazil
  6. Cape Town, South Africa
  7. Varadero Beach, Cuba
  8. Knip Beach, Curacao
  9. China Beach, Danang, Vietnam
  10. Glass Beach, California, US
  11. Es Cavallet Beach, Ibiza, Spain
  12. Hanalei Bay Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
  13. Bells Beach, Melbourne, Australia
  14. Temaw Beach, Moorea, Tahiti
  15. Elia Beach, Mykonos, Greece
  16. Kaneohe Bay Sandbar, Oahu, Hawaii
  17. Barafundle Bay, Wales
  18. Herring Cove, Massachusetts, US
  19. Punta Del Este, Uruguay
  20. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  21. Il Buco, Ostia, Italy
  22. Silver Strand State beach, California, US
  23. Tel Aviv, Israel
  24. Dune Beach, Torre Del Lago, Italy
  25. Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire

If you would like to visit Barafundle Bay, and Pembrokeshire’s other superb beaches, and are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed farmhouse B&B offering superb homemade food, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B. Give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.  We have incredible reviews and are listed in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

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Two of UK’s Top Chefs are in Pembrokeshire http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/two-of-uks-top-chefs-are-in-pembrokeshire/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/two-of-uks-top-chefs-are-in-pembrokeshire/#respond Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:02:02 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1449

Coast at Coppet Hall

Two of the chefs vying for the title of “Chefs’ Guild UK Restaurant Chef of the Year 2018” are from restaurants in Pembrokeshire.  Will Holland, Head Chef at Coast Restaurant at Coppet Hall, Saundersfoot, won the coveted award last year and this year is joined in the semi-finals by Allister Barsby, Executive Chef at Coast’s sister restaurant, The Grove at Narberth.  They will now compete in a series of heats before the winner is announced on 3rd October at the Restaurant Show at Olympia.

 To get to the semi-finals, chefs had to impress 13 judges, including the new Chair of Judges, Gary Jones from Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons who will oversee the whole competition. He analysed all menu courses alongside David Mulcahy and Andrew Bennett who were on hand to help whittle the list down. Starters were judged by Alyn Williams, Peter Joyner and Willie Pike, with main courses being scrutinised by Clare Smyth MBE, Philip Howard, Russell Bateman and Steve Scuffell. Marking the mouth-watering desserts this year was Graham Hornigold, Sarah Hartnett and Julie Sharp.

Since The National Chef of the Year’s launch in 1972, previous winners including Gordon Ramsay, Alyn Williams and Mark Sargeant have seen how it helps fast-track careers to put winners firmly on the map, creating many opportunities including wider industry and consumer recognition, and a host of culinary accolades.

 Speaking after the judging day, Gary Jones, executive head chef at Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons said “The paper judging process is rigorous, detailed and thorough. It’s a tough assignment to take on and it’s taken several of the industry’s finest to assess the skills and professionalism of all our entrants. The standard of recipes and methods are so important for success. To stand out, chefs must show their knowledge, understanding of flavour combinations, seasonality, provenance, balance, texture and nail the brief to the tee. We are looking for ‘brilliant simplicity’.

 If you would like to visit Pembrokeshire and taste the exquisite food of one, or both, of these talented chefs, come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth.   We are less than a 10 minute drive from The Grove, Narberth and just a 20 minute drive from Coast at Coppet Hall and are listed in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay,  Do give us a call on 01834 860338 or take a look at our website http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

 

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Best Place to Have a Picnic http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/best-place-to-have-a-picnic/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/best-place-to-have-a-picnic/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:22:22 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1445

Barafundle – voted best picnic spot

NATIONAL PICNIC WEEK has chosen the best locations around the UK for a picnic and two Pembrokeshire beauty spots have scooped up the awards in Wales.

Barafundle Bay was the overall winner in Wales, due to it ‘boasting a huge amount of space to enjoy the view of the ocean’.

The runner-up was Colby Woodland Gardens

The locations around the UK were chosen due to their outstanding natural beauty and historical significance.

 Barafundle  has been voted the best place in the UK to have a picnic numerous times before; winning the overall award for the UK in National Picnic Week in 2014 as well as, amongst others, awards from Visit Britain, Country Life Magazine and Conde Naste Traveller.  It has frequently appeared in lists of the top beaches in Britain, Europe and even the top beaches in the World.

Thee are numerous wonderful places for picnics in Pembrokeshire.  Amongst these are

Broadhaven South – with ample picnic benches just off the car park area, this is a great location to enjoy a picnic before or after your walk along the waterside of the spectacular lily ponds.

Carew Castle – with a convenient car park and picnic tables overlooking the Castle, this is a perfect location to enjoy the great outdoors.

Manorbier Beach – with the car park conveniently located close to the beach, there is no need to haul your picnic too far to enjoy a perfect beach picnic on this pretty sandy cove in the hear of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Llys Y Fran Country Park & Reservoir – nestled in picturesque countryside with views of the Preseli Hills, this is a perfect location for a picnic. Enjoy cycling, walking, fishing and water activities at this country park set on 350 acres.

Lawrenny Quay – located on the Cleddau estuary, the grassy banks along the river, or the small pebble beach, make the perfect spot for a picnic on a fine day, with views of the estuary and boats bobbing on the water. Good woodland walks too.

Gwaun Valley – located in north Pembrokeshire between Fishguard Lower Town and the Preseli Mountains, this picturesque wooded valley is perfect for an outdoors picnic in serene countryside.
Castle Hill, Tenby – the grassy banks surrounding the remains of the 13th century castle makes a perfect picnic spot with fantastic views overlooking the harbour, beach and Caldey Island in the distance. (thanks to FBM for these)

The Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy – sit on the cliffs overlooking the magnificent Blue Lagoon where the Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships are held.

 The Preseli Mountains also offer many beautiful locations for a wonderful picnic.

 If you would like to visit Barafundle Bay, Colby Woodland Gardens and other glorious spots in Pembrokeshire, do give us a ring on 01834 860338 and come and stay in the relaxed surroundings of Pembrokeshire Farm B and B. www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk  We also feature in Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. https://www.sawdays.co.uk/britain/wales/pembrokeshire/pembrokeshire-farm-b-b 

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Recommended Places to Eat http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/recommended-places-to-eat/ http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/2017/06/recommended-places-to-eat/#respond Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:24:41 +0000 http://pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk/?p=1425

Coast at Coppet Hall – one of our recommended places to eat

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

Top End
The Grove, Narberth 01834 860915 www.thegrove-narberth.co.uk
Coast, Saundersfoot 01834 810800 www.coastsaundersfoot.co.uk
The Salt Cellar, Tenby 01834 844005 www.thesaltcellartenby.co.uk
Slebech Park 01437 752000 www.slebech.co.uk/restaurant
Blas at Twr y Felin, St Davids 01437 725555 www.twryfelinhotel.com/dining
Nearest
Peppercorn, Narberth 01834861778 www.the-peppercorn.co.uk
Bistro No 13 01834 869944
32 Townhouse, Narberth 01834 218338 www.32townhouse.com
 The Bush, Llandissilio 01437 563040
Other Recommendations
Mulberry, Saundersfoot 01834 811313 www.mulberry-restaurant.co.uk
The Stone Crab, Saundersfoot 01834 813721
Penally Abbey, Nr Tenby 01834 843033 www.penally-abbey.com
Stackpole Inn, Stackpole 01646 672324 www.stackpoleinn.co.uk
Cwtch, St Davids 01437 720491 www.cwtchrestaurant.co.uk
The Shed,Porthgain 01348  831518 www.theshedporthgain.co.uk
Llys Meddyg, Newport 01239 820008 www.llysmeddyg.com
The Bar, Neyland Marina 01646 602550 www.thebar-restaurant.co.uk
St Brides Hotel & Spa 01834 812304 www.stbridesspahotel.com/food
Y Polyn 01267 290000 www.ypolyn.co.uk
The Dragon Palace, Pentlepoir 01834 812483
St Davids Kitchen 01437 72009 http://stdavidskitchen.co.uk
Beachside Barbecue, Saundersfoot 01834 811873 stbridesspahotel.com/dine/beachside-barbecue
The Griffin Inn, Dale 01646 636227 www.griffininndale.co.uk
Jabajak, Whitland 01994 448786 www.Jabajak.co.uk
The Carew Inn, Carew 01646 651267  www.carewinn.co.uk
Lunch
PlumVanilla, Narberth www.plumvanilla.com
Ultracomida, Narberth www.ultracomida.co.uk
Stackpole Inn, Stackpole 01646 672324 www.stackpoleinn.co.uk
Picton Castle, Slebech www.pictoncastle.co.uk
The Quayside, Lawrenny www.quaysidelawrenny.co.uk
Tafarn Sinc www.tafarnsinc.co.uk
Wavecrest Café, Angle www.wavecrestangle.co.uk
Café Mor, Freshwater West www.cafemor.co.uk
Boathouse Tearoom, Stackpole Quay
The Refectory, St David’s Cathedral www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk
Thirty Five on the Harbour, Solva

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.

http://www.pembrokeshirefarmbandb.co.uk

 

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