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April at Penally Abbey

Saskia   April 17 2018

April at Penally Abbey

...and the sunroom is back!As I write this blog, I am sitting in the beautifully serene sun room high up on the hillside in Penally. It seems almost a cliche to describe the scene before me as I gaze across a calm, glassy sea, with only the magical sound of the birds singing and distant waves hitting the shore as I write.Today, at long last the sun is shining and I am thrilled that we are...

Easter in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   March 12 2018

Easter in Pembrokeshire

Escaping to Pembrokeshire for Easter couldn't be more fun filled and rejuvenating! The hedgerows are full of wild Spring flowers and the sleepy coastal towns are coming back to life ready to welcome back smiling visitors with a fresh lease of life.  Waving goodbye to the dark months of Winter we are ready to welcome the arrival of buckets and spades, children eating ice creams ...

Award Winning Welsh Cake Recipe

Saskia   March 01 2018

Award Winning Welsh Cake Recipe

HAPPY ST. DAVID'S DAYAs a little girl born and bred in South Wales, March 1st meant being dressed up by my parents and sent off to school wearing a little welsh girls outfit, complete with a little black hat and a wilting daffodil pinned to my front. Welsh songs would be sung and the famous welsh cakes would be devoured. THE PENALLY ABBEY WELSH CAKE COMPETITIONAs an adult however, our traditions...

The past three years at Penally Abbey.

Saskia   February 23 2018

The past three years at Penally Abbey.

Since bidding our final guests of 2017 farewell on the 1st January it has been all hands on deck carrying out the last bits of work to complete our original vision of Penally Abbey. Going into our fourth year at the hotel is quite surreal and as we wipe away the final bits of dust, in the last of the newly refurbished bathrooms, it is hard to remember where we were at the beginning.It has been an ...

Head Chef Jerry Adam

Saskia   February 13 2018

Head Chef Jerry Adam

Introducing our Head Chef Jerry AdamJerry Adam is 28 years old and although originally from Rutland, is a converted Welshman.His culinary career began whilst still in school where he began washing up in a Michelin starred pub called the Olive Branch. Since then he has worked for two Michelin starred restaurants, Ynyshir Restaurant under Gareth Ward and the Bath Priory under Sam Moody. His successful...

Romantic spots in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   February 01 2018

Romantic spots in Pembrokeshire

The Penally Abbey team gives the low down on true romance...Here at the hotel we're very proud to be able to confidently say that all of our staff are Pembrokeshire's biggest advocates and that they all have fantastic knowledge of where to go and what to do. After several discussions with our hilariously vocal team about their views on Valentine's Day and more importantly, what...

Wales' Year of the Sea

Saskia   January 08 2018

Wales' Year of the Sea

This year Visit Wales is celebrating the ‘Year of the Sea’ and I couldn't think of a better focus for the New Year. Pembrokeshire provides a never ending source of adventure and beauty to all that visit, and the sea is at the heart of what makes it so special.In celebration of 'Year of the Sea, 2018' we will be doing a feature each month, via both our newsletters and blog, on our...

Christmas Shopping in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   November 07 2017

Christmas Shopping in Pembrokeshire

There is something very magical about being in the coutryside during the Autumn and Winter months as the skies change and the gardens gain a magical layer of twinkling frost each morning. Christmas time in Pembrokeshire is more exceptional in its never ending beauty. I always feel that Christmas in and around Penally is much more traditional, special and quite an understated...

October in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   October 03 2017

October in Pembrokeshire

I don’t know about you, but we’re wondering where this year has gone. How is it October and how have we been taking bookings for Christmas for months already!? It’s something we’ve slowly got our head around during September, as the logs have been ordered, the fires lit and the Sunday roasts will soon be returning. We've had an incredibly busy month with weddings, private events&...

Food Guide to Tenby

Saskia   May 16 2017

Food Guide to Tenby

Penally 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 that are a compilation...

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

Penally Abbey Hotel   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...