Tea with Sian – 1: Lamphey Hall Hotel

by Sian Walker

Where are the best places in Pembrokeshire to have afternoon tea? That’s what I wanted to find out when I set out on this food adventure.
First stop was Lamphey Hall Hotel, situated in Lamphey, just outside Pembroke.
We were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our table which was decorated with fresh flowers and a jug of water. A list of tea was available to view, but there was also the option of coffee.
The woman who makes the items for the afternoon teas came out with the goodies on a traditional cake stand and explained to us what each of them was. She said that if we wanted any more of anything, we only had to ask – and boxes were available to take any items home.
We had a selection of sandwiches (including ham that they actually cook themselves), quiche, sausage rolls and a lovely selection of eclairs, Eton mess, bara brith, strawberry and lemon cupcakes and fresh strawberries.
The price of afternoon tea was £15 per person. For more details visit www.lampheyhall.co.uk.

The new owners say that the restaurant and bistro have recently been refurbished. They have a brunch/lunch menu every day from noon to 3pm.

They say: “Our evening menu is served from 5.30pm til 8.30pm.and we pride ourselves in being able to cater to all dietary needs, vegan and vegetarian. We have something to excite every appetite.”

Lamphey Hall Hotel, Upper Lamphey Rd, Pembroke; 01646 672394.

Sian Walker says: “I have lived in Pembrokeshire all 38 years of my life. Always loved art and writing and did fashion and textiles at college. Started writing poetry in 2012, self-published a poetry book in 2013 and was opening poet at the Celtic Women’s Festival in 2013, where I shared the stage with the musician Amy Wadge. I also had my own poetry group for two years in Narberth. I love attending the Hay Festival and people-watching while I’m there. I love all things gothic and quirky and I hate plain socks!! I also love to travel and have been lucky enough to sail on two tall ships. One of my hobbies is to make artificial wreaths for different occasions and I hope next year to attend craft fairs with them. I love the beach and am at my happiest when I’m there with the smell of the sea in the air. 

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