The Grove Narberth
What We Love
- An idyllic stay in an award-winning Welsh foodie retreat, with breakfast includedTucking into award-winning modern British dishes at The Grove restaurant
- The luxurious yet friendly atmosphere
- The beautiful views of the Preseli Mountains
What To Know
- The lounges have open fireplaces where you can relax before and after meals
- Rooms are split between the main house and an out building
- Free WiFi can be spotty
Tucked away in a picturesque corner of Wales, The Grove has earned itself a well-deserved reputation. Named in Harper’s Bazaar’s pick of ‘Top Ten UK Retreats’ and recognised by The Telegraph, The Independent and The Good Food Guide, The Grove is rapidly becoming a five-star benchmark of luxury accommodation in the UK. And when you see it, you’ll realise why.
The Grove perfectly masters the tricky blend of friendly luxury. With three AA Rosette award-winning food, immaculate gardens, intimate and individually designed rooms and spectacular views of the Preseli Mountains, the hotel has everything you could need for a weekend getaway. It’s been named as the Welsh Hotel of the Year in the Good Hotel Guide 2016 and was the Pride of Britain Hotel for 2015.
If you can drag yourself from these well adored, wood-panelled interiors, The Grove is just a short drive from Pembrokeshire National Park, which is ideal for stunning country walks and breathing in the Welsh country air. The dining experience here is bound to draw you back, making The Grove an excellent choice for those who like to team fine food with the great outdoors. The Grove Narberth ranks among TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners for the top 25 hotels for romance in the UK.
How to Get There
Special DB&B rate was enticing enough for us to treat ourselves for a night. The house is beautifully decorated, individual rooms with a spacious (yet cosy) feel. Huge snuggly bed, massive free standing roll top bath to relax in, lovely little touches like bath salts and expensive soaps.
We chose the taster menu with wine pairings, and as it was a quiet time of year, there were only two other couples in the restaurant which made it quite intimate. The Sommelier really made the whole meal for us. Super knowledgeable, interesting facts and explanations as to why the wine made the perfect accompaniment.
In addition the food was outstanding, both for dinner and breakfast.
All staff were very attentive without being imposing.
All in all a perfect weekend break and we can't wait to return.
We cannot praise the WHOLE operation and chef Allister Barsby highly enough.
The rooms, decor, welcome , atmosphere and gardens are perfect in every way and the FOOD is absolutely stunning.
We hardly ever had such a memorable and unforgettable experience from the very first moment : fantastic DRINKS , specially delicious and creative snacks and also an unforgettable amuse bouche. All this before we even started the actual menu which was a delightful and PERFECTLY composed three course meal !!
Amazing 2 night stay,lovely place,well pampered ,great food and wonderful staff,especially Catrina and Yelka (hope I spelt it right) The attention to detail is amazing and nothing is too much trouble (even for a semi vegetarian like me) Well Done !!!
We recently spent 3 nights at this wonderful hotel. We had heard great things about it and it certainly lived up to expectations. We were in one of the garden suites with our dog. It had a separate sitting room with log burner, sky tv and well stocked complimentary mini bar. The bathroom was gorgeous and the bedroom very comfortable. The weather was very cold when we were there and it was a cosy private retreat - we seemed to be the only guests not in the main building. The grounds were beautiful even in mid Winter and I imagine even more so in the summer.
The hotel was very dog friendly but not in a way that would affect non dog lover guests.
The breakfasts were superb - all a la carte with no buffet. On our first night we enjoyed an excellent dinner in the Artisan rooms, followed by another wonderful meal the next evening in the Fernery. We chose to eat again in the Fernery on our third night as we preferred the cosier ambience on a cold night but as the menu is small we regretted it a bit and would have preferred the wider less fussy Artisan menu in the Fernery restaurant.
The staff were all superb.
If I had to nit pick about anything it was the mark up on the wines. It was difficult to find much below £50 a bottle but the quality of what we did have ( at the lower end of the price scale) was good. It would have been nice to have had a fewer cheaper wines available. There was a wide selection of wines by the glass but again at high prices. This was a minor issue though as we had a fantastic stay and we would not hesitate to return.
This place is an absolute joy. It's so warm and welcoming. The staff clearly love it too - I have rarely heard such enthusiasm from employees
The ambience is country house hotel - lots of panelling and log fires. The room was very comfortable and the bathroom had a shower and a bath
The casual restaurant was very good. - charcuterie followed by a steak with some excellent NZ pinot
The tasting menu at the fine dining restaurant on our second night was one of the most enjoyable meals we have had in a long time. The wine flight was outstanding - possibly the best we've had in the UK. The sommelier is knowledgable and approachable and I would urge you to utilize her expertise. The reisling from eastern Europe and the south African merlot were particularly memorable
We look forward to returning when the weather is better and cocktails can be taken in the garden
Thanks to all the staff for your lovely service