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Molleston, NARBERTH, SA67 8BX

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The Plantagenet longhouse that was once all there was here, where family and livestock rubbed along together side by side, still stands, but was supplemented by a L-shaped Restoration manor eventually, itself much extended by a Victorian owner. It's an architectural historian's paradise, and perhaps another sort of heaven to those looking for a country-house refuge. Smartly attired with botanical wallpapers, elegant furniture and a mellow decorative tone in the dining room, it aims to soothe at every turn. Staff contribute to the restful demeanour of the place, and Allister Barsby's arrival as executive chef in early 2016 guarantees that culinary imagination remains the principal driver. Dishes of impeccable modernity flow forth: veal sweetbreads with caramelised cauliflower, confit lemon, gremolata and sherry foam to start, or perhaps scallops in yogurt with vanilla-scented chicken jus and raisin vinaigrette. East Asian notes are never too distant in the new British cooking, so don't be surprised to find soy-spiked shiitake purée, bok choy salad and lemongrass foam with the poached sea bass, while Welsh lamb receives its due celebration in a main course that combines the Provençal elements of red pepper, courgette and confit fennel with tangy sheep's curd. A veggie main course may be parmesan and rosemary gnocchi with wild garlic, dressed in egg yolk vinaigrette and rosemary foam. At dessert, there could be something as unabashedly classical as a pistachio soufflé with its own ice cream and bitter chocolate sauce, as well as more obviously contemporary trends in the shape of roast pineapple with kaffir lime, mango sorbet and chilli syrup. English, Cornish and Welsh cheeses served with tomato jelly are from the top drawer, and so is the wondrous wine list, which offers a world of exploration, opening with eleven fine selections by the glass.

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Tel: 01834 860915
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Peter Whaley, Allister Barsby
Number of seats: 70
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


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From A40, take A478 to Narberth. Continue past castle & Herons Brook, turn right bottom of hill
Nearest station: Narberth

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