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.
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My third time staying, this time for two nights. It was just bliss, credit to the staff for making the place such a relaxing place to be. Looking forward to my next visit, starting to become an annual tradition!
We have just had a lovely short break at The Grove hotel. It is a very elegant hotel and felt like staying in a private country residence. We had a very comfortable suite after being unexpectedly upgraded. The decor is beautiful with real attention to detail using local artists and products. The staff are very attentive with out being intrusive.
Breakfast was the best I have ever had in a hotel, with a lovely choice on the menu.
We ate in the Fernery on one evening and the food was delicious. Very good wine list but London prices.
We enjoyed the beautiful walking on the doorstep and further afield, and were rewarded in the evenings with drinks and a good book in front of one of the fires.
We would highly recommend staying here for a treat and will definitely be back.
We stayed here for 3 nights with our puppy, staff and rooms were excellent. Big and dog friendly rooms with some lovely extra touches. We will definitely come back, Pembrokeshire has so much to offer and this hotel is an excellent place to explore it from
An unexpected opportunity arose for us to spend a night at this secluded hotel. Surely, it was a long way to drive (from Oxford) for just one night?
Not a bit of it. From the point at which we arrived at the elegant entrance gates and saw the long avenue of trees stretching away and down towards the partially hidden lodge, we knew this was going to be a bit different.
Sure enough, once the car was parked in a discreet car park out of view of the accommodation, we walked the 50 yards to the main entrance to check in. On opening the door to a large panelled entrance hall we were greeted by smiling staff and immediately made to feel welcome. This became a theme of our whole stay. Nothing was too much trouble, plenty of cheerful, smart and efficient staff. There were warm and comfortable lounges (one designated dog friendly, and another dog free) and two restaurant areas.
Before we were shown to our 'room', which actually turned out to be a converted holiday cottage a short distance from the main building, we were invited to join the other guests in the bar for pre Dinner canapés later.
The 'room' (called Thyme,apparently) was very well appointed. Immaculate and tastefully decorated and ....huge!! A Bathroom with his and her sinks, a separate rain shower, a lounge area with HD TV and finally a four poster bed on the lower level completed a wonderful and luxurious apartment. Glorious!
Later, after the excellent canapés, we dined in the Fern room. It was 'Fine' dining for sure. Delicious. We understand that The other eating area catered for the less formal, with bar food type of meals. This area doubled as the breakfast room for all. In the Fern, I had earlier asked to chose our table as I have a thing about table positioning. I was politely advised that they considered all their tables were nice, and they backed it up during a tour of the hotel. All the tables were fantastic. So carefully arranged that nobody had their backs to the centre of the room or the door. Clever!
Breakfast was excellent - a good choice with the unusual (to me anyway) concept of having starters before the main dish at breakfast ensured we were set up for the long return journey.
The Grove is the first UK hotel I have visited for a long long time where I could not find anything to criticise. A beautiful house, with immaculate ground and a walled garden, the staff were always discreetly available and keen to please. They were ALL smart, cheerful and they made our stay a wonderful 24hours.
Thank you, Grove. IMHO - You excelled!
Such a shame that it was just one night.
We stayed for two nights in October with two young children and had a great stay.
The place is relaxed and very stylish but at the same time very comfortable. I really loved the various sitting areas with cosy fireplaces and the smell of wood fire.
The service is very professional, but still smiley and personal. Lot’s of small touches that make this hotel stand out. My son had a little accident with a broken glass and they were helpful and very attentive.
The food is amazing. Dinner was delicious and they have a large selection of really good wines by the glass. The breakfast was probably the best I have encountered (try the smoked haddock omelett). It’s all a la carte.
The rooms are individually designed. I stayed in the campion room in the main house (a deluxe room) and I have to say I didn’t love it. It felt much smaller and pokier than the 32 sqm it was advertised at.
The one thing that urgently needs improvement is the wifi. It worked sometimes and in some areas of the house, but it often it failed. I didn’t have mobile reception in parts of the house, so wifi is vital.
But all in all, I loved our stay here and would definitely recommend the hotel to friends and stay here again.