We were looking for a smallish wedding reception venue, and came across Priskilly by accident.
From the moment we walked in we were made to feel so welcome by the Evans family who run this establishment.
Excluding the 9 hole golf course (we're not golfers) this business is basicaly split in two - the Y Cabin bar and lounge and also Priskilly House B&B.
Y Cabin is basically a rustic wooden cabin with a bar and lounge area where ANYONE, golfer or not, is made to feel so welcome for a coffee, snack or light lunch sitiing inside or outside. (the fresh ham is gorgeous)
The B&B on first appearences from the outside seems like a typical old farmhouse. But on the inside is a glorious sumptious house full of charm, character and period furniture. The breakfast is large with fresh local produce that is top notch!
After meeting Joy (Mother) and Rebecca (daughter) we decided to hold our reception for 45 here, with the addition of s small marquee for the band. From the moment we met them they went out of their way to accomodate every wish and desire of ours to make our day magical.
Rarely have we ever met such accomodating friendly people where nothing was too much bother. It was our day and they were going to make sure it was a day to be remembered.
We decided on a menu with a few changes to the suit various guests (vegetarians and no kiwifruit in the kitchen due to allergy) and left it to them, explaining we did not want the guests to go hungry!
We decided to stay for lunch on that day, and the ham egg and chips were so fresh they almost walked off the plate.
Joy put Wanda,- the bride first, throughout the whole period leading upto the wedding and especially on the day. Brilliant.
The day before the wedding, they laid the room and we decorated it. Stunning.
The day arrived (14th July 2012) and we finally arrived at the reception. We had chosen a sit down plate buffet. The food was as good, indeed better then some 5 star hotels I have stayed in. All fresh and local and so plentiful there was some left afterwards. We cannot begin to tell you how genuinely good the food was that Rebecca had made. Fresh ham, beef, salmon, pots, salads, fruit, vegetarian, everything was just beautiful. I do not exagerate when I say just about every guest was wowed by the food and we received so many genuine comments of praise, with many saying it was the best they had ever had. And not one single negative comment not from even one or two rather difficult guests of ours!
The desserts. WOW. The sweets were delivered on large silver platters to the tables with practically two for every guest out of a choice of three, all hand made. Ruddy heck they were nice,lol! Just fantastic. Berry cheesecake, begian chocolate tart and raspberry and cream covered welshcakes, ohh yum.
With the assistance of Rob (son) and Michelle (daughter in law to be) the day ran incredibly smoothly without a hitch. We - and importantly our guests, were made to feel like royalty with nothing too much bother. And it should be said all at a very reasonable price - far less then some places we considerered.
If you are thinking of staying here, or out for a drive and want a coffee pop in. You won't be disppointed. We just cannot reccomend Priskilly and the Evans family enough.
Phil, Joy, Rebekah, Rob and Michelle (and the lad who helped on the night (really sorry I cant remember your name)) THANK YOU for the most amazing day we ever could have had,
You should be proud of yourselves for the way you looked after us, and we are proud to have held our reception there and proud to recommend you. (The coffee is on you next time,lol)
Mark (Woody) and Wanda. - we will continue to visit you as friends again and again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A special place to stay in Pembrokeshire,a fine country house with original features.So spacious,welcoming and peaceful with mouthwatering Welsh breakfasts and delicious teas and lunches. Very well placed to explore the county or play golf at our golf course or walk our ancient woods and farmland walks. Guests return to stay here for years.Enjoy "Y Cabin" Cafe/bar for Welsh beer glass of wine and sample great seasonal food by Rebecca Evans. Golf,walk or cycle for weekend breaks arranged for business or pleasure. Croeso Cynnes ... more less
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