Reviews and Press

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Some of our reviews:

'Winter breaks for Foodies', BBC Good Food Magazine, January 2014, 'Duncan's dishes are works of art.  Many of the ingredients come from the hotel's kitchen garden.  The food has won many awards; surely a Michelin star cannot be too far off.' 

'A weekend retreat', Tim Robbins in FT Weekend, December 2012, 'Food is at the heart of this place... and the cooking modern and metropolitan. A starter of gnocchi and truffle, sweetcorn and a thin sheet of apple jelly was the best thing I have eaten all year.'

'The Grove Narberth', Fiona Duncan in The Sunday Telegraph, December 2011, 'The Grove is as much about food as a place to stay, and head chef Duncan Barham is plainly gunning for a Michelin star. There's something special and memorable about local Welsh produce in the hands of a good chef: I noticed it at Tyddyn Llan and the Walnut Tree, and now here, too. Fiona's Rating 9/10'

Great British Breaks - Best Hotels for gourmets around the country, Waitross Kitchen Magazine, February 2011, 'Star of the show is the wood panelled restaurant. Head Chef Duncan Barham changes the menu seasonally, using local ingredients where possible, including produce from the hotel's kitchen garden.'

16 Sexy Restaurants for Valentines, The Times, February 2011, 'Of course the sexiest thing any restaurant can provide is good rooms, and the Grove does just that. Great beef, great fish and twelve rooms, all with views of the gardens and preseli mountains.'

The Best Christmas Hotels, The Sunday Times, October 2010, ‘The well regarded kitchen.... lays on a classic Christmas Feast. You arrive to mince pies, mulled wine and roaring log fires, followed by champagne and carols in the lounge’.

The Country House vibe that thrilled the Robin Hood cast, The Sunday Mail, April 2010, 'If you want more privacy, like Cate Blanchett, you'll book in to one of the four cottages close to the main house.'

Britain's 20 Cosiest Hotels, The Sunday Telegraph, February 2010, 'A perfect weekend bolthole.'

The 50 Best British Hotels, The Independent, January 2009, 'Inside, Neil and Zoë have refurbished in great style and their fine Arts & Crafts home now mixes old and new to intoxicating effect. Bedrooms are divine and bathrooms are equally spoiling. Dinner is sublime.'

Top 10 Retreats in the UK, Harpers Bazaar, August 2009, 'Its like rediscovering Mandalay says hotel guru Alastair Sawday; and the place for all its grandeur, is unashamedly romantic and seductively relaxed.'

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