The Fernery


NARBERTH, PEMBROKESHIRE
AA Rating
3
Restaurant
AT A GLANCE
Open all year
Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Stunningly restored manor with creative culinary edge
AA Inspector
ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

Arriving at the 17th-century manor it is hard to imagine that when Neil and Zoe Kedward got their hands on the place back in 2007 it was derelict, unloved, and long forgotten. Following a stunning restoration of the main house and outbuildings, today’s boutique hotel is an idyllic getaway. The setting is also part of its appeal, with the 26-acre estate including four acres of pretty gardens to explore, with soaring trees, colourful rhododendrons and a kitchen garden, the fruits of which you will meet later (70 or so varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs as it happens) in The Fernery restaurant. The interior of the house feels like no less of a haven, with its elegant blend of traditional comforts and contemporary touches, with bedrooms in the main house and various cottages. The cocktail bar is the spot to head for before you eat, and maybe after, with four lounges on hand if sinking into a comfy settee fits the bill. The restaurant is an intimate and understated setting for dynamic, contemporary food delivered via a fixed-price carte and an eight-course tasting menu. Expect dazzling flavours and high-level technical skills, with starters of scallops with cauliflower, jasmine raisins, brown butter and apple, or cured mackerel with marinated daikon, Exmoor caviar and cucumber butter sauce showing the creative style. Mains might star saddle of Preseli lamb in the company of turnips, rösti, charred leeks, hen of the woods mushrooms and capers, while stone bass is roasted with star anise and matched with saffron onions, tapenade and bouillabaisse. There’s no less creativity in desserts; Muscovado set custard, say, with spiced fig jam, candied pecans and coffee ice cream, or peanut butter parfait with raspberry jelly and sorbet and peanut nougatine.

OPENING TIMES
Open all year
Dinner served from: 6.30
Dinner served until: 9
FACILITIES
Seats: 34
Private dining available
On-site parking available
ACCESSIBILITY
Wheelchair accessible
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Assist dogs welcome
FOOD AND DRINK
Cuisine style: Modern British
Vegetarian menu
Wines under £30: 2
Wines over £30:
Wines by the glass: 30
CHEF
Chef(s): Douglas Balish
HOW TO FIND
Getting Here

From A40, take A478 to Narberth. Continue past castle and Herons Brook, turn right at bottom of hill.
CONTACTS
Address:

Grove, Molleston, NARBERTH, SA67 8BX
Phone:

01834 860915