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
I saw an article in the Telegraph many months ago about The Grove, and decided to book 3 nights to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The setting is beautiful with views towards the Preseli hills, and so peaceful all we could hear was bees and birdsong, such a joy! We stayed in cwtch room, which was very spacious,very comfortable, beautifully decorated and a lovely terrace outside which had the evening sun, perfect place to sit and enjoy the surroundings. The food was outstanding, beautifully presented and great flavours. We thoroughly enjoyed eating in the Fernery, very nicely decorated, I particularly liked the effect used, that when lit the ferns looked as though they were suspended. ( I never did find out what was used to achieve this) The grounds are lovingly looked after, and great to stroll around the wildflower meadows, kitchen garden has been restored and looking abundant with crops, again another place to sit and enjoy. The staff are very friendly and helpful, all in all a wonderful place to stay and relax. We were very lucky with the weather too, sunshine every day!
The Grove is situated in the countryside and is accessed by a narrow lane. When we arrived, from the moment that the Narniaesque gates opened, we knew that we were entering a very special place. The drive led to the beautiful house and outbuildings situated in immaculately landscaped grounds, with an inviting outdoor area with tables and seating adjacent to the house. We were given a very warm welcome, offered a complimentary drink, and shown to our accommodation, which had been upgraded from a deluxe room to a junior suite. The latter gave us a very comfortable six night stay, and the quality on offer here was second to none. The breakfasts were the best we have experienced in the UK, and all the staff were kind, friendly, and helpful at all times. We thoroughly recommend the Grove as the perfect place for an extremely comfortable stay. It is also well situated to explore the highlights of Pembrokeshire, and much of the coastal path is very accessible from here. We will be returning in the not too distant future.
Where do I begin with a review of The Grove? I celebrated a special birthday with my friends and have since returned twice. From the start the staff have made us feel welcome and special, as I’m sure they do for everyone. The welcome on arrival, the beautiful accommodation (the cottages in the grounds are wonderful) and the delicious food all make for a perfect few days break. The grounds are beautiful whatever time of year we arrive and the open fires in winter and early spring ( and log burners ready laid in the cottages) add an extra touch of charm. I can not recommend this too highly.
We stayed here just before the Bank Holiday and I can honestly say it was perfect from start to finish.
My husband booked it as a surprise night away and from the minute we arrived we were enveloped in a sense of relaxed, friendly, professional calm. We stayed in a cottage suite which was beautifully furnished and decorated with one of the comfiest beds I have slept in. It was peaceful and luxurious in an understated way.
Dinner that night was absolutely delicious - each course was beautifully presented and packed with flavour - and the staff were all extremely friendly. The bar area has been redecorated and is chic, cool and relaxed.
All in all, it's one of the first places in this country that we will go back to for a dose of calm pampering and as a little retreat from the world. Thank you for a lovely stay.
We recently celebrated our Wedding Anniversary at the Grove, Narberth.
On arrival we were met by the general manager who escorted us to the reception area, where we were booked in. The hotel staff were very welcoming and friendly, and gave us an informative guided tour of the hotel. We were then shown to our room and provided with tea/coffee and cookies.
Later that evening we had a meal from the à la carte menu in the Fernery restaurant. The food menu offered a varied choice of dishes for any palate and the wine list provided an extensive selection of wines. The presentation of the food was a visionary delight and the taste didn’t disappoint. The food, wine and service were excellent and of a quality you would expect from a hotel of this standard. The hotel staff were attentive to all our needs and nothing was too much trouble.
The hotel’s décor and furnishings were in keeping with the period of the building and offered a calm and relaxing environment. The hotel and grounds were very well maintained and peaceful.
The following morning we had a full Welsh Breakfast in the Artisan Rooms and on leaving we vowed we would return again in the very near future.
We would highly recommend the Grove, Narberth for a relaxing break or celebration.