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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 the hotel having two friendly spaniels, 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 of interest...

The best alfresco places in Pembrokeshire

Saskia   July 04 2018

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...

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 ContactsWedding season is well and truly underway and with the royal wedding being viewed by over two billion people across the globe, we felt it was time to share our little black book of wedding contacts.It can be an agonising decision choosing who will do your photos, plan your day, feed you and your guests and style your hair for your wedding, which ...

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...

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 ...

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...