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“nice place, but some disappointment”

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The Harp at Letterston
Ranked #1 of 3 Letterston B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“nice place, but some disappointment”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights while doing kayaking and coasteering from St. Davids. The rooms were clean, well decorated and designed. The location of the Inn is good. However, our stay was somewhat marred by a puzzling refusal to serve breakfast at the normal time. When we arrived we found out that breakfast was served from 8:45. This means no chance of an early start or being on time for any of the many scheduled activities run in the area. On day 1 we loitered around endlessly waiting for breakfast to start, rushed it down and then raced to our activity, even then being 40 mins late arriving, which was embarrassing. On day 2, we just gave up and skipped the breakfast. The landlady showed no interest or concern at this. No flexibility, zero. I've stayed at hundreds of B&Bs over the years, and I've never been to one where breakfast started so late.
So, do stay here if you want a nice place to stay, but not if you have morning activities booked in the area, since you will need to choose between starting the day with a proper (or any) breakfast, and arriving at your activity on time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Jack S, Owner at The Harp at Letterston, responded to this review, August 29, 2013
our breakfast starts at 8.30 and we offer a continental breakfast for any one who wishes to have one , if they have an early start .
we did offer this option to you when you checked in at 11,45 on the first night ,but you declined. the second night we did not see you so could not offer you the continental and you left before breakfast started
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Beautiful rooms, excellent location and very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was delicious as was the meal we had in the restaurant in the evening. All food was locally sourced and the eggs are collected fresh for The Harps own chickens.
Small mix up with payment but that was all sorted quickly and Rebecca was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to visit pembrokshire
Thanks again
Kelly :-)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Liverpool
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I have just returned from a three night stay at The Harp at Letterston. This is an excellent location and I can only echo other people's positive comments.

An excellent welcoming reception by Rhys who showed my mother and I to our room - room 6 "Abermawr". This is one of the 6 rooms located in a former farm building across the patio from the Inn. Each room, named after locations in the area, has its own front door. Useful for those who might want to return late.

The room was exceptionally well presented exceptionally clean, modern, bright and spacious. Room 6 can sleep up to 3 adult guests with three full size single beds. There is a built in wardrobe and a superb spacious wet room. The wet room is equipped for disabled guests fitted with toilet grab rails and a shower seat.

Despite being fairly close to a busy main road, there is little traffic at night and there was no problem having a good night's sleep even with one of the windows open.

Outside the rooms is a patio area which in nice weather makes a good place to sit and watch the world go by.

The Inn itself offers an excellent and varied menu there is something there to suit everyone's taste. The choice is large, and there are daily specials as well. The problem is you might find it difficult to choose, significantly more than I have seen offered at some large hotels that I have stayed at.

The Harp is recommended for those who like real ales. When I was there they had a local brew Gower Gold, plus Abbot Ale and Tetley.

My mother and I really enjoyed our stay and can wholeheartedly recommend The Harp to anyone. You won't be disappointed the staff who were led be Rhys and Rebecca during our stay were friendly and welcoming.

Thank you for a great stay I hope to return again next year and explore further this fascinating area of Pembrokeshire.

It should be noted that the location of The Harp is very handy for those using the Stena Line ferry to Rosslare as Fishguard is only a few miles away.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Warm welcome, good service,clean, up to date room. Good food in the restaurant. Friendly, inobtrusive, helpful staff. Very good parking and rooms on one level with doors onto a patio of which we had mostly sole use. Furniture in room looked fresh, bedding and towels of v.good standard. Shower room modern, clean and an effective shower. Worth eating in the restaurant as plentiful plates of food and at reasonable prices. All most pleasing. Sleep quality effected by the recent heat and not wanting to leave the window open at night, although others did, as windows overlooking a quiet, out of the way area.

Room Tip: One room has a bathroom and others a shower. One room suitable for those less ambient folk.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Where to start. The welcome by Rhys (I hope I've spelled that right), outstanding. The room, immaculately clean (I think it was Rebecca later admitted to OCD about cleanliness, fine by me). Later that night, the beds, sooo comfortable. The food delicious, the breakfast spot on.
IMHO the secret of the Harp is that it doesn't try to be what it isn't. Its a pub, that serves meals, with overnight accommodation. But it does this brilliantly. In the restaurant there isn't a jus or a coulis or a foam in sight, just honest to goodness straightforward good food. So many places like this seem to have overdosed on Masterchef, and failed. Not the Harp, no triangular, slate or wooden platters, just straightforward, value for money, delicious, fresh food.
Same at breakfast.. Fresh fruit salad then their own eggs either in a breakfast or with smoked salmon etc.
Any downsides? The poached egg at breakfast was probably 30secs overcooked for me (I'm struggling now as you can see), probably perfect for anyone else but I like my egg really runny. The coffee was served in those really annoying stainless steel pots that spill more on the table than in the cup. But to compensate for this the black pudding was probably the best black pudding I have ever tasted.
Would I stay there again, I have every intention of doing so.
Would I recommend it, hell yeah!
P.S. Don't worry about it being near to the main road.. The walls are so thick you don't hear a thing.

Room Tip: Room 4 is a bit isolated being at the back of the others, but some people may prefer this.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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southampton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

i would like to say a `big` thank you to Rebbecca and Giles for a really lovely stay at your accomodation. the rooms are sooo comfortable and very tastefully decorated , well done Beccy. the food was the best i have tasted in a long while, breakfasts cooked to order so always hot and the eggs are from their own chickens so yummy, well done Giles, you can have a holiday soon. local info on all the rooms as they were named after local attractions , very interesting. as it said on one of the plaques on the wall, "you arrive as a stranger but not as one" i think thats what it said but so true as felt we were leaving friends. so again thankyou Beccy & Giles from four very satisfied travellers. The Haywards, oh p.s. Beccy dad thought you were amazing. silly old duffer he is. :-) see you again soon i hope.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed 28 May 2013 for 3 nights and can only say that everything was excellent about the Harp Inn. We were made very welcome from the word go. Rooms are clean and the fittings excellent quality especially the bathroom, extremely comfortable bed. We eat in the restaurant every evening and the choice and quality of food again excellent. In fact could not fault anything and will certainly stay again when we are in the area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Harp at Letterston
Address: 31 Haverfordwest Road, Letterston SA62 5UA, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Letterston
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Letterston
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Harp at Letterston 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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