Grove of Narberth

Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom Book from Book from £280 per night

Cosy country house hotel, close to vibrant Narberth, rolling hills and stunning coastline

Here's a boutique hotel with a big heart and a little stream. Owners Neil and Zöe took a gamble in renovating this 18th-century country house. Once derelict and overgrown, today a welcoming gem. It's only 15 minutes' drive from the pretty seaside town of Tenby and a good base to explore the stunning Pembrokeshire coast. Once here, you can look out across fields and forests to the rugged Preseli hills. In spring the driveway is a dazzle of bluebells and daffodils.

Calm interior design rules the main house but Neil's taste for collecting art adds colour - expect pictures from Vietnam to Brazil - and none of it jars. Candles and crackling fires light up the cosy lounges at night, and the food at the 2 restaurants is sublime. During the day make sure you pop into Narberth. Out in the wilds, who would have thought you'd find this small market town with its cafe culture, boutique shops and tasty Spanish deli? You can see why the owners had to take this place on. It's enchanting.
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  • Beautiful period house meticulously restored and extended with good proportions and lovely views
  • Classy, comfortable bedrooms: not over-designed or chintzified
  • Not far from award-winning sandy beaches
  • Outstanding food: the fine dining restaurant has won 3 AA Rosettes
  • Beautiful gardens including a 17th-century walled garden and a kitchen garden


  • Since we were last here, 6 fabulous-looking Suites in the Herb Cottages have been added but we have yet to see them in person
  • If you want to go out for dinner one night, you'll need to drive or take a taxi
  • No minibars in the original rooms, but the 6 new suites have well-stocked complimentary minibars

Best time to go

Any time of year. Winter for quiet cosy evenings, spring for the bluebells and summer for trips to the beach. Tenby gets very busy in school summer holidays.

Our top tips

For a snack, don't miss Narberth's Ultracomida, a deli-cafe fusing Spanish, French and Welsh influences; their cheese selection is fabulous.

Great for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 20 rooms
  • Restaurants and bar
  • All ages welcome
  • Open all year
  • Pool
  • Spa Treatments
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-street Parking
  • Restaurants Nearby
  • Air Conditioning
  • Guest Lounge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Croquet
  • Boules


You can stay in the Main House, Poyer’s Cottage, Baliff’s Cottage or the Herb Cottages. In the main house, all rooms have different designs but expect calm discreet colours, soft Welsh carpets underfoot, comfortable mattresses and crisp 400-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Furniture is traditional but feature wallpapers, Asian art and silk fabrics add boutique style. Bathrooms gleam with polished tiles and you get Goodwash products, waffle bathrobes, feather pillows. You'll not find a minibar, unless you're staying in the Herb Cottages, but all rooms have kettles with coffee and a selection of teas.

Within the Main House, the Seddon Junior Suite's grand four-poster bed, covetable big bath and far-reaching Preseli Hill views make it a favourite. Of the Superior Rooms, we stayed in the pale green Partridge Room. It's slightly larger though cosily tucked away at the top of the house. The Classic Rooms are smaller and more affordable but just as comfortable.

Since our visit, a series of new suites have been created (both in the main house and a couple of outbuildings). We're yet to personally view them, but the contemporary country chic styling and luxe facilities sound delightful - we'll be sure to stop by soon.

Features include:

  • Bathrobes
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Extra beds
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Phone
  • TV
  • WiFi


The Grove of Narberth has 2 dining options: one casual, one formal. Afternoon teas are also on offer, and there's a cosy lounge for cocktails.

The Fernery specialises in lavish 3-course feasts. The dining room is intimate and charming: fires crackle and candles are lit on crisp white table cloths. It's a lovely place to dine. The cuisine is modern European, expect Pembrokeshire produce and fresh vegetables from the kitchen gardens.

For something a little more laid-back, choose the Artisan Rooms and pick from a selection of charcuterie boards, artisan cheese platters and tender cuts of Welsh lamb or beef. It's open for lunch and dinner, and has a lovely garden terrace for alfresco dining in summer.

If you fancy eating out, the owners recommend their sister restaurant Coast. It's located 15 minutes away in Saundersfoot, and offers spectaculars views and locally sourced fresh seafood. With wonderful foodie surprises in Narberth (including gourmet grocers Wise Buy), it is definitely worth a visit.

Features include:

  • Bar
  • Children's meals
  • Coffee / tea making
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurants nearby
  • Vegetarian menu


  • Walking: from the house you can pick up lots of paths through beautiful landscape. Pembokeshire has some of the most stunning coastal walks in the UK ranging from steep limestone cliffs, undulating red sandstone bays and volcanic headlands
  • Beaches: you're within easy striking distance of many award-winning sandy stretches (Barafundle Bay, accessed by cliff path only, is regularly voted one of the best in the UK). Surfers head to Freshwater West (classic spot) and Newgale (good for beginners and gear available for hire)
  • Tenby: this pretty harbour town with big beaches, a castle and attractive Georgian architecture all contained within fortified walls is only 15 minutes' drive away
  • Narberth: a surprisingly hip welsh market town with delis, cafes, boutiques and galleries is just half a mile away
  • Horse riding: can be arranged with a nearby stables and there are lots of bridleways taking you into the Pembrokeshire national park
  • Family activities: Folly Farm (gives you a close encounter with farm animals and pets), Oakwood theme park and Blue Lagoon water park (part of Bluestone) are less than a mile away
  • Adventure sports: mountain biking and the high-adrenaline sport of coasteering can also be arranged nearby
  • Golf: there's an 18-hole course down the lane at Heronsbrook plus a championship links course at Tenby

Activities on site or nearby include:

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking


Well-behaved children are welcome in the Main House and the Longhouse rooms. Under 4s stay for free.

Best for:

All ages

Family friendly accommodation:

Of the rooms, the Suites are best for families.

Baby equipment:

Baby cots, high chairs, baby baths, nappy bins and changing mats are available upon request.

Remember  baby and child equipment may be limited or need pre-booking

Children's meals:

Children under 12 are not permitted in The Fernery. All ages are welcome in the Artisan Rooms, and there is a children's menu available.

Kids Activities on site:

There are a few board games on the landing in the main house and outside, children can roam across the fields which are owned by the house.

Kids Activities nearby:

Nearby there are some good family attractions: Folly Farm, Oakwood theme park and Blue Lagoon aqua land, as well as lots of toddler-friendly sandy beaches.

Kid Friendly:


The Grove of Narberth is just outside the charming town of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, 10 minutes inland from Tenby.

By Train:
Narberth has its own train station. It is a request stop so make sure you advise the driver. There is also a station in Clunderwen which gives you additional routes/times. If you are coming by train, the station is 5 minutes' drive from the house.

By Car:
The hotel is an easy drive from the M4. Follow A48 towards Carmarthen then join the A40 towards Haverfordwest, then A478 to Narberth. If you want to hire a car, see our car rental recommendations. There's free parking at the hotel.

By Air:
The nearest international airport is Cardiff International, which is about 150km (90 miles) away. For a list of airlines serving this airport, click on the links at the bottom of the page.

Detailed directions will be sent to you when you book through i-escape.

More on getting to the UK and getting around


  • Cardiff 150.0 km CWL


  • Beach 10.0 km
  • Shops 1.0 km
  • Restaurant 1.0 km

Our guests' ratings...

Based on 1 independent review from i-escape guests


We loved our stay at the Grove. We were celebrating a big anniversary and we were greeted with Champagne, white roses and chocolates in our room. The hotel has even laid on some treats for our dog, Olive, which we thought was a particularly nice touch.
The hotel is set in stunning grounds with amazing views and the main hotel is furnished in an understated and elegant style. Our room was in the cottages away from the main house and was very comfortable and peaceful with a separate sitting room, a big comfortable bed and a stylish bathroom.
We ate in the Fernery on the first night and experienced the 5 course tasting menu. We were a bit worried to begin with that we would leave hungry but our worries were unfounded as each course was perfectly balanced and utterly delicious. The waiting staff were highly efficient and attentive and special mention must go to Ryan who explained each course beautifully.
We also ate in the more informal Artisan Rooms and again the food and service was of a very high standard. Our dinner was superb.
There was a good choice of dishes for breakfast and everything we tried was very good.
We know that the last 18 months have been extremely challenging for everyone in the hospitality industry and The Grove have risen to these challenges very well. We understand that there are some new staff who were undergoing training so perhaps the service was a little slow in some instances but we understand the reasons for this and it wasn't really a problem. We were relaxed and in no hurry! All the staff were polite and friendly.
We had wonderful stay and won't hesitate in recommending The Grove to friends and family. We hope to return soon


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