17th June 2018

Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire – A Restaurant with Rooms and a Yurt

Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire – A Restaurant with Rooms and a Yurt

When I arrived at my accommodation, Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire in Wales I was warmly welcomed by Cecilia, mother of the owners Ed and his wife Lou. After I had checked in and taken my luggage to my room I joined Cecilia in the lounge for a cup of tea. During our conversation Cecilia told me about the restaurant and the local area and suggested a walk I could do before dinner that evening. She also said I should have a look at their garden.
A lounge at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8501
As the sun was shining I decided to have a look around the property first and headed for the back garden. The garden was very nice and as I was standing admiring it one of the chefs came out and offered me a tour of the rest of the garden – I had not seen the entrance which was an archway through a building.
The garden at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8518
The building we walked through houses a small pizzeria that is only open during the summer. There was an eating area inside featuring large wooden tables and benches – ideal for groups and families. Outside were some sheltered tables offering a quieter more atmospheric dining experience overlooking the garden. In this area there is a small kitchen garden growing produce to be used by the restaurant.
The garden at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8527
There was more to come. At the end of the garden was a barbecue area accessed through an archway and shielded from the rest of the garden by a high hedge.
The garden of Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales 8535
Through another archway, across a lawn I discovered a yurt and had to have a peek inside. It was surprisingly spacious and comfortably furnished with en suite facilities.
Yurt in the garden at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8538
That evening I had dinner in the restaurant area of the cellar bar. Llys Meddyg offers the choice of dining in the restaurant or the cellar bar and both offer a cosy ambience and friendly service. The bar specialises in a wide variety of different gins. By the time I had read through their G&T menu and was weighing up the merits of a Warner Edwards’ Victoria Rhubarb Gin versus a Llys Meddyg Gin infused with crab apple my food arrived and it was too late for an aperitif.
Bar and dining area at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8504
For the first course of my dinner I had a delicious starter of crab mousse topped with fresh crab from Solva. I had driven through the pretty coastal village of Solva on my way to Newport so I felt an affinity with my food. My main course was a perfectly seared fillet of hake and I finished with a tart lime tart suitably complimented by the sweetness of meringue and caramelised pastry.
Fresh crab starter in the restaurant at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   6917
After eating I went up to my room – Llys Meddyg has five bedrooms. I had not spent much time there but I had noticed a large, claw footed bath in the spacious bathroom and was determined to treat myself to a long soak in it before going to bed. It had been a busy and very enjoyable day and this would draw it to close very pleasantly before flopping the large, comfy bed.
A bedroom at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   8493
The next morning, in the dining room, I was able to indulge in my favourite breakfast – smoked salmon on scrambled egg. It was the best I had ever eaten and I have eaten a few, thanks Ed.
Dining room at Llys Meddyg in Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales   6939