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Best Places to go in Pembrokeshire with Family and Children

Saskia   August 13 2019

Best Places to go in Pembrokeshire with Family and Children

This blog will give you a quick guide to Pembrokeshire’s most family friendly places to spend your precious holiday days.Whether you’re looking for fantastic outdoor activities, filled with adventure or lazy afternoons by the sea with happy, sticky ice cream covered faces, Pembrokeshire always delivers. At Penally Abbey, we welcome families every year and give them the inside scoop on the best...

Five Years at Penally Abbey

Saskia   July 18 2019

Five Years at Penally Abbey

Five years spent building our dream hotel...sounds fun right!? BACK TO THE STARTRewind back to the start, where it all began, to a time when our family would spend hours discussing all the things, we'd love Penally Abbey to be.DAY DREAMINGWe talked in detail about what we wanted the rooms to be like, what bedlinen we'd use, what we'd fill the rooms with and how we wanted people to feel when they...

The best alfresco places in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   June 25 2019

The best alfresco places in Pembrokeshire

 Summer has arrived in all its glory. With Mediterranean temperatures, blazing sunshine and endless blue skies, Pembrokeshire has captured the hearts of all who have visited its beaches and basked in its staggering beauty over the past few weeks. Some say that it has felt as though they have been abroad, however I believe that when the weather is wonderful in Wales, there truly is no better...

Food Guide to Tenby

Saskia   May 09 2019

Food Guide to Tenby

FOOD GUIDE TO TENBYPenally Abbey Hotel is based in the beautiful and tranquil village of Penally, just 2 miles from the pretty seaside town of Tenby. Whilst the hotel is perfectly nestled away from the hustle and bustle you can either walk 20 minutes across Tenby South beach or make the 5 minute drive into the action. The perfect combination!In all of our rooms we provide hand written guides...

Five Fantastic Events in Pembrokeshire this Summer

Saskia   April 26 2019

Five Fantastic Events in Pembrokeshire this Summer

As visitors descend on the magical coastlines of Pembrokeshire each summer, the county wakes from its sleepy winter slumber and comes to life. There are a number of festivals and events through the summer months that truly showcase some of the fantastic people, businesses and venues in Pembrokeshire. I've listed my top five of the finest here...Festival of the Sea | Gupton Farm at Freshwater West&...

The best places to stop en route to Pembrokeshire

Saskia   March 08 2019

The best places to stop en route to Pembrokeshire

Places to stop on the journey to Pembrokeshire...When travelling to Wales, many will cross the magnificent Seven Bridge and travel via the trusty M4 motorway, that then turns into the A48, and runs the length of South Wales. Pembrokeshire is the pot of sparkling gold at the end of this strip of road but there are some gems along the way that are sure to make your journey more enjoyable. If you have...

Rhosyn Restaurant opens at Penally Abbey this February!

Saskia   February 01 2019

Rhosyn Restaurant opens at Penally Abbey this February!

I am SO excited to share with you that our new restaurant Rhosyn will be opening this February! I hope that the opening of Rhosyn will welcome so many more locals into the Abbey and that diners will enjoy the much more relaxed atmosphere that both the surroundings and our super friendly staff provide. Putting together the concept of Rhosyn has been a particularly enjoyable project for us...

5 reasons why Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination

Saskia   January 02 2019

5 reasons why Pembrokeshire is the perfect holiday destination

Last year, Pembrokeshire won the prestigious ‘Holiday Destination of the Year’ for 2018 in the BBC Countryfile awards. This award is one of the 100s that the county has won over the past few decades and for very good reason. Words barely do justice to the bewitching, magnificent wealth of natural beauty that Pembrokeshire has to offer. It is exhilarating whilst simultaneously calming and ...

Behind the Scenes at Penally Abbey this Christmas

Saskia   December 01 2018

Behind the Scenes at Penally Abbey this Christmas

Christmas 2018 has arrived at our little hotel by the sea...This will be our fifth Christmas at Penally Abbey. Our fifth year of decorating this beautiful building and learning what works for both our guests and ourselves at this magical time of year. When we first took over the hotel I had very little understanding of what Christmas spent at a hotel entailed.I was naïve and unaware that...

Christmas Markets in Pembrokeshire 2018

Saskia   November 09 2018

Christmas Markets in Pembrokeshire 2018

...and other great Christmas events in Pembrokeshire!The festive season is firmly on the way here at Penally Abbey as large, jingling bags of decorations are being brought precariously down from the attic in preparation. The date is in the diary for the Christmas trees to be delivered from our local garden centre at Lydstep, and the anticipation is mounting as we start thinking about which Christmas...

Visiting Pembrokeshire in September

Saskia   September 04 2018

Visiting Pembrokeshire in September

September has arrived and whilst the school summer holidays have ended, it feels as though it is the adults turn to pack their bag and escape to the seaside. With 52 beautiful empty beaches to chose from and the weather still reaching 20 degrees, it is the perfect time to take a holiday to Wales. If, unlike me, you require a little extra convincing when deciding on whether to head to Penally ...

Dog Friendly Places in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   August 22 2018

Dog Friendly Places in Pembrokeshire

When running a hotel in Pembrokeshire, within the UK’s biggest coastal national park, we feel it is integral to welcome dogs! With the majority of our front of house staff owning dogs, and here at the hotel we have two friendly spaniels, it means that we have an abundance of advice on where the best spots to take your furry friend are. Here is the roundup of the best beaches, pubs, walks and places...

Skomer Island

Saskia   June 11 2018

Skomer Island

Those who travel to Pembrokeshire tend not to come for theme parks, packed out beaches and wild night life, but to escape to the coast for lazy, tranquil days exploring the coast line and watching vast arrays of wildlife in their natural habitat. Skomer Island is a place I would describe as being the pinnacle of what Pembrokeshire represents and offers, completely breath taking, unspoilt natural...

Pembrokeshire Weddings

Saskia   May 29 2018

Pembrokeshire Weddings

The Little Black Book of Wedding ContactsWeddings are one of our favourite celebrations to host at Penally Abbey and we felt it was time to share our little black book of the very best wedding contacts you need to plan your wedding in Pembrokeshire.It can be an agonising task choosing who will do your photos, plan your day, feed you and your guests and style your hair for your wedding. We always provide...

Summer Events in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   May 03 2018

Summer Events in Pembrokeshire

MAYFestival of the SeaSaturday 19th May | Gupton Farm, Freshwater WestOn Saturday 19th May the National Trust and Pembrokeshire Beach Food are coming together to celebrate all things coastal for Visit Wales' 'Year of the Sea' 2018. The festival will be located just up the hill from Freshwater West at Gupton Farm. It promises to be a fantastic day full of innovative Pembrokeshire based artists...