Three of Wales’ leading luxury boutique hotels in St Davids, Pembrokeshire, have been included in The MICHELIN Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2019 for the first time.
Twr y Felin Hotel, a former windmill, spectacular 12th century Roch Castle and retreat Penrhiw, a Priory originally built in 1884, all feature under the hotels section of the guide.
The Michelin Guide website describes how, “The guide was founded by the French Michelin brothers in 1889 with the vision of “helping motorists develop their trips - thereby boosting car sales and in turn, tyre purchases.”
“The brothers produced a small guide filled with handy information for travellers, such as maps, information on how to change a tyre, where to fill up on petrol, and a listing of places to eat or take shelter for the night.”
AA Hotel of the Year Wales 2017-2018, Twr y Felin, has been meticulously restored and extended featuring contemporary design throughout and is home to 21 bedrooms including two unique suites. With over 100 pieces of specially commissioned art, inspired by the St Davids peninsula and Pembrokeshire on display, the hotel is Wales’ first ‘art’ hotel.
Two AA Rosette Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin, offers a menu influenced by the season and locality and uses produce sourced from predominantly Pembrokeshire and Welsh suppliers, as well as foraged ingredients from the surrounding countryside and coast.
Set high above the Pembrokeshire landscape, Roch Castle, built on the famous Landsker line which traditionally divided the Welsh speaking north and English speaking south, delivers panoramic views of St Brides Bay and the Preseli Hills; whist Penrhiw Priory has been restored with the utmost care and nestles in acres of private gardens, enveloped by woodland paths, river and meadow.
Complimentary transfers are available to and from Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin each evening for Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory guests.
Ewan Rees, Operations Manager of Twr y Felin Hotel, Roch Castle and Penrhiw Priory, said: “Inclusion in the Michelin Guide is a significant milestone in the history of the three properties, as it demonstrates how our reputation for excellence has grown in such a short time of being open.
“We look forward to maintaining our exceptional standards, which we have worked so hard to achieve to ensure we continue to be three of Wales’ leading luxury hotels.”