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April in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   April 10 2017

April in Pembrokeshire

And so the Season begins here in Pembrokeshire...The Easter holidays have begun and Pembrokeshire is gradually coming to life for the first week of the holiday season! From now until early October the county adopts a constant 'holiday' atmosphere and the streets of Tenby are busy with ice cream laden holiday makers.With the cafes re-opening, the lifeguards setting up on the beaches...

Christmas Events in Pembrokeshire 2016

Libby   November 23 2016

Christmas Events in Pembrokeshire 2016

Christmas Events in PembrokeshireThe festive season is undoubtably on it’s way here at Penally. Gradually, the Christmas spirit is tiptoeing in, to nestle itself in firmly under the eaves of the hotel. The trees are going up, decorations are adorning the fireplaces, and our maintenance man Wayne is donning his fabulous array of festive jumpers. The hotel at this time of year is cosy and intimate...

October at Penally

Saskia   October 26 2016

October at Penally

October in Pembrokeshire......means the best sunrises and sunsets of the year!(Photo: Looking out to Caldey Island from Strawberry Lane behind the hotel)We had a surprise visit from Tom Bell from 'Sawdays' who awarded us 'Hotel of the Year 2017'!We were beyond excited and completely shocked to receive such recognition from such a lovely company. We are now more determined than ever to maintain...

Pembrokeshire Luxury Yoga Retreat

Kerry Morgan   September 21 2016

Pembrokeshire Luxury Yoga Retreat

Luxury Yoga Retreat in PembrokeshirePenally Abbey HotelIntroducing Yoga teacher, Kerry Morgan:Namaste,I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as I have the great pleasure of teaching yoga at the wonderful Penally Abbey. We are holding a luxury Yoga Retreat this November. As a yoga teacher and yogini who enjoys both teaching and indulging in the occasional yoga retreat I think...

September at Penally Abbey

Saskia   September 12 2016

September at Penally Abbey

September at Penally AbbeySeptember has well and truly arrived, bringing with it the cool winds from across the Atlantic.Although traces of summer still linger, Autumn is certainly on the horizon, giving us an opportunity to reflect on the incredible summer we have just had!In July, we celebrated 2 years since taking over the hotel in 2014. Whilst sharing a beautifully made cake with our wonderful...

Sporting Events in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   July 12 2016

Sporting Events in Pembrokeshire

Sporting Events in PembrokeshirePembrokeshire does not only play host to beautiful, rugged coastlines and pretty boutique hotels (!!), but is a popular destination for extreme sporting events. From Red Bull Cliff diving at Blue Lagoon to scenic 10k runs,  there really is something for both spectators and athletes, both professional and amateur. Here at Penally Abbey hotel we have recently...

The Courtyard at Penally Abbey

Saskia   May 17 2016

The Courtyard at Penally Abbey

The CourtyardThis has been a highly anticipated project that we were finally able to begin in January this year. After four months, and easily our biggest transformation for the hotel so far, we have completely gutted and rebuilt the courtyard space. Previously it was a swimming pool area with a laundry room above and a snooker room to the side. Now it is a second bar and an events space with...

History Buffs Guide to Pembrokeshire

Alison   April 19 2016

History Buffs Guide to Pembrokeshire

Historical Places to Visit in PembrokeshireFantastic and Fascinating HistoryPembrokeshire’s spectacular landscape is steeped in legends, myths and history  – it’s everywhere!  Ancient monuments and standing stones weathered over millennia, sit in company with relics from our industrial and sea-faring past.  If you are a history buff – there’s plenty of sites to visit...

Weddings at Penally Abbey, Pembrokeshire

Saskia   April 06 2016

Weddings at Penally Abbey, Pembrokeshire

Why choose Pembrokeshire as a backdrop for your wedding?Ask anyone in Pembrokeshire what they love about it. The answers will all be very different but will follow a similar theme, the coast, the views and the prominence and beauty of nature. When it comes to weddings, it can be a difficult and stressful time for many brides. With the sea being a focal point of this beautiful county, and its ability...

Beautiful Places & National Trust Sites in Pembrokeshire

Penally Abbey   March 21 2016

Beautiful Places & National Trust Sites in Pembrokeshire

One of the best qualitites of Pembroskeshire is the sheer amount of beautiful countryside and hidden history to explore. Many of the finest sites are seldom busy even in the high season, representing a wonderful chance to get away from the crowds and rediscover some delicious scenery at your own pace. Indeed, for anyone who enjoys heritage attractions and beautifully preserved countryside, Pembrokeshire...

Tenby & Pemrokeshire Events for 2016

Penally Abbey   March 07 2016

Tenby & Pemrokeshire Events for 2016

Whether you are looking for arts and entertainment or a taste of great food in the region, there are some cracking Pembrokeshire events and festivals lined up for 2016. Time to get the diary out and plan your next visit as we pick our favourites for this year, all within an easy drive of Penally Abbey Hotel & Restaurant, near Tenby:Live Music and Living History at Pembroke Castle (Various Dates in...

Behind the Scenes at Penally Abbey

Saskia   February 23 2016

Behind the Scenes at Penally Abbey

Updates from the first two months of 2016Over the past 6 weeks Penally Abbey has been through a total whirlwind of various activity, noise, carnage and pressure...and we're far from finished! As I finally relax into the squishy comfort of Receptions armchair, on our first fairly quiet evening since opening, I feel unsure of where to start when it comes to filling in our readers on all our news. ...

Welsh Food Treats at Penally Abbey

Penally Abbey   February 23 2016

Welsh Food Treats at Penally Abbey

One of the best things about taking a short break in Pembrokeshire is the amazing range of outstanding Welsh produce in the region. From traditional butchers and fishmongers to small scale artisan companies, the list of foodie treats is vast. Having so much provenance to select is a nice problem to have for the chefs and staff at Penally Abbey! It can be a challenge, but also allows us to hand pick...

Romantic Places to Visit in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales

Saskia   February 10 2016

Romantic Places to Visit in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales

When whisking a loved one away for a bit of time out, Pembrokeshire is a great place for romantic breaks in Wales. With its un-spoiled, wild and rugged coastline, full of beautiful spots to perch with a bottle of wine or a salty bag of chips watching the sun set, it is special and hugely romantic.At just a short distance from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Penally Abbey is a great location to explore...

Tenby Beaches

Penally Abbey   January 15 2016

Tenby Beaches

Whether you visit Tenby in search of clean, sandy beaches or rocky coves, the coast around the town is a varied and interesting place to relax or explore. Starting with the pristine South Beach just a brief walk from Penally Abbey, we have some of the best-loved beaches in Pembrokeshire. But then again, there are also more secluded spots, some great coastal walks and even a few underrated places to...