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Always keen to reflect the changing seasons and local Pembrokeshire produce, we are delighted to announce our new Market Menu, served daily for lunch and available 12noon – 2pm. Click here to view the market menu

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Asparagus Borradaile

By Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire

Warm Asparagus Salad

New season’s warm British Asparagus salad from Wolfscastle Country Hotel Pembrokeshire

To celebrate British Asparagus season, we bring you chef’s wonderful Warm Asparagus Salad, which we have named in honour of the exotic Florence Borradaille, who took over residence here at Wolfscastle in 1906.

What we truly believe is the King of the vegetables comes to us at Wolfscastle Country Hotel from the lush and verdant fields of the Vale of Evesham. We hope you enjoy the dish either in our restaurant, or in your own home!

 

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Situated just 4 miles from Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Scolton Manor, the County Museum of Pembrokeshire, makes for a perfect day out during your stay with us.

Freddie in colour harmony with King Arthur

King Arthur meets Freddie at Scolton Manor

Set in 60 acres of beautiful park and woodland, Scolton Manor is an excellent example of a Victorian Country House being completed in 1842. Home to successive generations of the Higgon family it was acquired by Pembrokeshire County Council in 1972.

The Manor House has since been restored by the Museum Service to give visitors a real taste of Victorian society and style above and below stairs.

In his latest adventure, Freddie the Wolfscastle Country Hotel Cocker Spaniel, travelled to experience Scolton Manors fabulous new Welsh Myths & Legends Family Sculpture Trail.

The trail features incredible sculptures from Welsh legend including that Welsh Robin Hood, Twm Siôn Cati and that legendary if rather tragic dog Gelert, who belonged to Llewelyn, Prince of Gwynedd.

But on his visit Freddie was most attracted to the sculpture of King Arthur and his sword, and is pictured here with King Arthur who as everyone knows, was of course Welsh!

For more information on Scolton Manor click here

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carnPembrokeshire has its very own holy mountain, known as Mynydd Carningli, or more often simply as Carn Ingli – a wonderful place for a hike and a scramble, with stunning views – here’s an overview of the place, by Dr. Brian John. 
The little mountain of Carningli, just inland of Newport on the north Pembrokeshire coast, is one of Pembrokeshire’s favourite places.  Its summit is only 347 m (1138 ft) above sea level, but it dominates the surrounding countryside and contributes to the special character of the nearby coastline.

It’s very easy to climb, and there are several well-marked footpaths that can be followed to the summit from Newport, Cilgwyn and Bedd Morris.  On the south-eastern slope of the mountain there are substantial scree slopes with a jumble of massive boulders; these slopes can be climbed - with care - by those who enjoy a bit of a scramble.

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In the continuing seasonal adventures of Freddie – beloved Cocker Spaniel of Wolfscastle Country Hotel and Restaurant – we find him deep in the Sealyham Woods, a short stroll from the hotel and a popular walk for our guests.

Freddie enjoying the blanket of snowdrops in Sealyham woods

Freddie enjoying the blanket of snowdrops in Sealyham woods

Freddie has discovered a carpet of snowdrops which we are sure reminds him that although most famed for his ode to the daffodil, William Wordsworth also penned a memorable sonnet to a snowdrop.

If you would like to experience this wonderful floral display for yourself be sure to include a walk during your stay or dining experience at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Restaurant.

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Freddie on Newgale Beach

I just can’t believe that it was 40 years ago, 1976, when I bought the hotel – it was in November, so keep your diaries free for a couple of parties near the end of the year to celebrate the occasion.  Of course, I hope to have finished my recipe book by then.  It will include humorous anecdotes from my life in the business, the story of my family (so my 2 youngest boys will know all that I know about the Stirling tree) and will also include dishes that I have enjoyed in my life with recipes to match.

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FreddieMeet Freddie, the cocker spaniel.  Freddie is a recent addition to the Wolfscastle family and loves his walks with owners Andrew and Mandy Stirling!  Below are few of Freddie’s favourite walks that originate from the hotel.

1. “A Field with a View” this only takes 30 minutes and is a great walk for a dog, as he can charge around two fields of grass whilst you wistfully gaze across the valley at the beautiful Treffgarne rocks.

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WORLD DIABETES DAY MARKED WITH HEALTHY BREAKFAST EVENT AT WOLFSCASTLE COUNTRY HOTEL

November was diabetes awareness month and the organisers of an event at Wolfscastle to mark World Diabetes Day (November 14th) say that people in Pembrokeshire should start their day with a healthy breakfast to avoid high blood sugar levels.  

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SONY DSCGarn Turne Rocks is the site of a hugely important megalithic complex, within easy reach of the hotel – one of the most important archaeological sites anywhere in Wales, and older than the pyramids of ancient Egypt. 

At its centre lies a huge megalithic tomb, which dates back to Neolithic times, some 5,000 years ago – the highlights include:

  • The huge capstone on the megalithic tomb, which is the largest anywhere in Wales – even larger than the enormous capstone at Pentre Ifan
  • “Cupmark” rock carvings on the natural rock outcrops, or crags, around 150m beyond the monument, with 2 cup and ring markings on the main capstone, too – see: http://www.rock-art-in-wales.co.uk/database/welsh-rock-art-garn-turne.html
  • Two standing stones in the vicinity of the site
  • Stunning views across the local landscape.

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From medieval churches to riverside rambles, you might like to go and explore our county town when you come and stay

Haverfordwest is only 8 miles south of our hotel, and is often overlooked by visitors – yet it’s a fascinating place if you know where to look:

1) Queen of the castle
Haverfordwest Castle dominates the town centre skyline, together with the town’s three medieval churches – this towering fortress guards what was the highest navigable point on the Western Cleddau.
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