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April at Penally Abbey

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...and the sunroom is back!

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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 finally feeling its warmth! The azure blue of the sea and sky contrast in a blissful haze and it is incredibly difficult to remember that we are in Wales, more often known for grey skies and relentless rain no matter what time of year.

My plan for this blog was to write about all the wonderful beauty that springs from every hedgerow and corner of Pembrokeshire at this time of year. Yet, this view also epitomises everything that is special about our magical location.

We are totally spoilt and that view across the sand dunes towards the sea from the hotel is always a joy never to be taken for granted. 

Today I am seeing it through the eyes of our guests and it truly magnificent! 

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The hotel changes quite dramtically through the seasons and I never tire from observing those beautiful adjustments each year.

Here are a few photos of the past few weeks at the hotel but you can keep up to date on daily happenings at the hotel on our Instagram!
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We picked our first bunch of flowers from the cutting garden - HELLO SPRING!

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The sun has been shining and my favourite tree is looking completely magnificent.

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The most beautiful secret wedding was held in our Courtyard.

Pembrokeshire's Finest return for the season...

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Danny is reknowned around the county for catching the best lobster in Pembrokeshire. His great shop, come cafe is back open down in Little Haven for the season and is a must for a sea food lovers and is full of Pembrokeshire based products! Indulge in a delicious crab sandwich or choose from his live catches of the day to take home and cook yourself!

Pembrokeshire Safari Tours 

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They're back and they sure know how to get the best out of Pembrokeshire! We'd recommend the 'Classic Tour' which covers our favourite spots from Barafundle Bay and The Green Bridge of Wales. They'll pick you up and take you on an adventure in their trusty Landrover!

The Salt Cellar Terrace
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One of our favourite Pembrokeshire restaurants has opened its incredible sea facing terrace for the coming season and we could not be more excited! Sip on a ice cold beer whilst looking out across Tenby South Beach towards Caldey, then order some freshly caught whitebait to nibble... the perfect  sunshine spot!

Cafe Mor

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We did inform you previously of it's long awaited return and it is back and better than ever! Head to Freshwater West for all your fresh, delicious burger and Lobster roll must haves - oh and for mouth watering collaborations with local producers too.

Big Retreat Wales (Festival)
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This feel good festival is returning to Pembrokeshire for May bank holiday and promises to be bigger and better than ever. With brilliant guest speakers and workshops such as 'The perfect gin and tonic' and 'Foraging and Feasting' classes along with endless live music and wellbeing sessions. Bring your yoga mat, dancing shoes and a bunch of friends to make the most of this fabulous Pembrokeshire festival!

Paternoster Farm Street Food 

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Another of our favourite places to stop for breakfast, lunch or even an early dinner is back at Broad Haven South. Head down and pick up the ultimate picnic before a lazy day on the beach! 

Here at Penally...

This month we've opened our booking system for 2019, yes 2019!

When you look at what Pembrokeshire has to offer, we're not surprised. 

At Penally Abbey we always make sure we are in the 'know' and can always recommend our guests the best ways to make the most of their trip to Pembrokeshire. We'll see you for an adventure soon!


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