Penally Abbey Hotel
“Relaxed fine dining at a beautifully converted abbey” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Overlooking Carmarthen Bay, with the ruins of the 12th-century chapel still visible in the grounds, the fully restored 18th-century Penally Abbey has soothingly elegant interiors, where the pale colour scheme and delightful period details lend an air of quiet luxury. In the candlelit restaurant you can look forward to relaxed fine dining, with intensely flavoured, well-constructed dishes.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 25
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: January
- Wines under £30: 26
- Wines over £30: 29
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Modern, Classic
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
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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