Fernery, at Grove of Narberth

“Dynamic, contemporary dining in idyllic Pembrokeshire setting” - AA Inspector



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The Grove is a beautiful 17th-century manor house idyllically set in wonderful Pembrokeshire countryside. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, and there are four acres of pretty gardens to explore, including a fine kitchen garden. This is where they grow a wide variety of fruit, herbs and vegetables, much of which, along with plenty of local Welsh fare, will make an appearance on the menu. The Fernery itself is an intimate and understated setting for Douglas Balish’s dynamic, contemporary food. Choose from five or eight-course menus that include pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan versions to keep everyone smiling. All the dishes have exceedingly short yet intriguing descriptions, so a five-course menu might read as follows: Onion – jalapeño, golden Cenarth, corn; Chawanmushi – lobster, caviar; Sea Bass – gnocchi, bouillabaisse; Curry – beef, morels, wild garlic, sauerkraut; Yuzu sake – rhubarb, jasmine. Not much is given away but the results on the plate are outstanding, from a young chef who is very much at the top of his game.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

4 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
AA Notable Wine List
Fernery, at Grove of Narberth
Grove, Molleston, NARBERTH, SA67 8BX


  • Seats: 34
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 2
  • Wines over £30: 300
  • Wines by the glass: 30
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Pembrokeshire

Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status. 

Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.

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