Chef’s Diary

Allister Barsby Autumn 2017

Halloween has now passed and we have lots of lovely pumpkins left over in the kitchen garden which are being used for beautiful Autumnal soups and silky smooth purees for various dishes.  During these autumn months, hearty and earthy root vegetables are in abundance and we play around with these flavours to make the perfect […]

Allister Barsby, February 2017

At the beginning of February I was honoured and lucky to be part of the fantastic Chefs Night Out 2017 charity dinner, raising money for the wonderful Ty Hafan. Ty Hafan is very special charity who offer comfort, care and support to life limited children and their families, there is literally no limit to the […]

Allister Barsby, January 2017

We start 2017 after a relatively smooth and stress free Christmas period at the Grove.  We hosted a variety of events including our Christmas Ball and New Year Celebration Gala Dinner and we hope it was enjoyed by all.  Now into the new year and we've just announced our Events Calendar for the year ahead […]

Allister Barsby, December 2016

This time of year is always a busy time once the festive season starts.  Once the selected menus have been created and in between the celebrations, it’s always a great opportunity for me to get on with some menu development and make any changes just in time for Christmas.   With that in mind, we’ve had […]

Allister Barsby, November 2016

It's a busy season ahead of us here at The Grove and at the moment its quite like the quiet before the storm.  We've been pulling festive menus together for various upcoming events and group Christmas parties, as well as designing the menus for our own Christmas and New Year’s Eve Celebrations.  As chefs we like […]

Allister Barsby, October 2016

It has been a busy two weeks here at the Grove of Narberth, frantically changing menus to accommodate the produce of Autumn whilst getting ready for upcoming events from the diary. Last Thursday saw Gareth Ward from Ynyshir Hall as a Guest Chef in the kitchens. His modern British cuisine with massive influences from Japanese […]

Allister Barsby, October 2016

The transition between Summer and Autumn is a fantastic time of year for any chef. The ‘Glorious 12th’ signals the start of the Game and shooting season with the first Grouse hitting the menus, matched with Wild Berries, you can’t go wrong. Quail will make way for Pigeon which is shot locally by our MP […]


Get to know our chef ALLISTER BARSBY Executive Chef Age : 28 Duration : 9 months Previous : Gidleigh Park, The Bath Priory Hotel, Read’s Restaurant with Rooms Style : Refined, elegant and classic Allister arrived in West Wales coming from 2 Michelin Starred Gidleigh Park where he was Head Chef for 3 years under […]