We are delighted to have been named one of Wales’ top restaurants in the prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards 2016.
This year celebrating our 40th anniversary under the ownership of Andrew Stirling, we have been named in Wales’ three runners up to the UK award, alongside the Michelin starred Walnut Tree in Abergavenny and the Hangfire Southern Kitchen in Barry.
Andrew purchased the Allt yr Afon in 1976 before gradually developing it into the 4-Star Visit Wales 20-bedroom luxury hotel and 2 AA Rosette restaurant, which he runs today with his wife Mandy.
He said: “We are absolutely thrilled and I would like to thank our chefs for their hard work, vision and culinary excellence as well as our marvellous producers and suppliers, this is a victory for Pembrokeshire food!”
Andrew arrived in Wolfcastle following an early career in leading restaurants and hotels serving classic cuisine in Switzerland, France, England and latterly St David’s, Pembrokeshire. The hotel is home to both the Allt yr Afon restaurant and Brasserie offering both classic cuisine and more informal country dishes.
In naming Wolfscastle amongst the top restaurants in Wales, the judges wrote: “Allt yr Afon, the restaurant in this historic Pembrokeshire country hotel, puts Welsh produce front and centre in classic dishes.”
Currently working on his autobiography and recipe book to be published next year, he added:
“We have always placed good food at the heart of everything we do and will continue to innovate going forward, combining traditional favourites with innovations such as foraged foods which our chefs love creating. Ultimately we would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and nominating us for this fabulous accolade.”