Buy ‘My life and other recipes’ book by Andy Stirling

Our very own proprietor has unveiled his debut book titled “My life and other recipes” to mark 40 years of the Wolfscastle Country Hotel.

Find out about Andy’s life from his time training in Switzerland, France and Blackpool, working in his family business, his time at Wolfscastle and try your hand at some truly inspiring recipes.

Call us on 01437 741225 to buy your copy!

Observer Food Monthly Awards – Please vote for us!

Voting is now open for the renowned Observer Food Monthly Awards!

Please click here to vote for us.

The OFM Awards showcase the best restaurants and bars nationwide, as well as celebrated chefs and food personalities. It is a great opportunity to support your local eateries.

Our chefs take great pride in using fresh, local Pembrokeshire produce to serve great food with a contemporary twist. From our afternoon teas and Sunday lunches, to our fine dining menus, we always strive to bring you unique dishes that are full of flavour. We are also proud of our own homemade produce including our fudge, brownies, chutneys, pickles and more.

In 2016 we were honoured to be one of only three restaurants in Wales shortlisted in the Observer Food Monthly Awards and we would love to be shortlisted again this year, but we need your help.

Please vote for us in in the Best Restaurant and Best Sunday Lunch categories by clicking HERE.

Winners will be announced in the October edition of Observer Food Monthly – wish us luck!

Work with us – Front of House Manager

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting a Front of House Manager to join our team and support the proprietors of Wolfscastle Country Hotel.  Please see the full job description below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Front of House Manager job description

We are looking for an experienced Front of House Manager to support the hands-on proprietors of the hotel and assist in managing functions, events, the restaurants and bars at our 4* hotel – home to 20 bedrooms and a 2 AA Rosette restaurant and brasserie.

Role:

As Front of House Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of staff in ensuring the smooth running of the hotel’s restaurants and bars and managing functions and events at the hotel, providing excellent customer service at all times.

We have an enviable reputation for hosting weddings and functions and for being a popular dining venue for non-residents. We are looking for candidates that share our passion for providing a high quality dining experience and friendly, personalised service to customers hosting their event at Wolfscastle Country Hotel.

The ideal Front of House Manager will:

  • Have a proven track record of leading a team in a similar establishment
  • Be highly organised
  • Be self-motivated
  • Be flexible to changes

Job type: Full time

Salary: Dependent on experience

To apply please send your CV to enquiries@wolfscastle.nbg.wales or call us on 01437 741225.

Work with us – Head Therapist Vacancy

We are excited to announce that we will be launching out well-being and treatment rooms for guests to enjoy some relaxation time in our Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire in the Autumn and now we are looking for a Head Therapist to join our wonderful team. Please see the job description below and we look forward to hearing from you.


Head Therapist Job Description

We are looking for a highly professional and self-motivated Head Therapist to lead our new Beauty and Wellness Centre at the Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire.

The ideal candidate will have a Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent, with 3+ years of experience preferred. You must have excellent communication skills, with a warm and professional approach. You must be confident in carrying out a variety of Beauty and Spa treatments, and show attention to detail in all aspects of your work.

Role:

As Head Therapist you will be responsible for leading a small team in providing professional treatments and services. Overseeing an online booking and payment system; stock selection and management; active promotion of the facility, treatments, and products.

As a new and ambitious Beauty and Wellness Centre, we are looking for candidates that share our passion. There will be opportunities for the right candidate to help develop the business further and be an integral part of our exciting journey.

 

The ideal Head Therapist will:

– Demonstrate a good understanding of Spa and Beauty treatments

– Have experience in delivering high standard beauty treatments

– Have previous Spa Therapist experience

– Have a passion for the hospitality and spa/beauty industry

– Be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends

– Have excellent customer service skills and is passionate about exceeding guest expectations

 

Salary:  Negotiable

Closing Date: 1st June 2017

To apply please send your cv to enquiries@wolfscastle.nbg.wales or call us on 01437 741225

Join us for Ladies Day 2017

Our glamorous Ladies Days has become the ‘must attend’ event of the year so we invite you to join us for another wonderful day at our Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Pembrokeshire.

The annual Ladies Day will be held on Sunday 9th July from 2-5pm with pimms on arrival followed by a hot and savoury afternoon tea and live music with the acoustic sounds of our favourite band Honey Fungus.  During the afternoon we will be holding a raffle and a special fashion show including a prize for the best dressed lady on the day.

Ladies Day was a charity event originally set up in 2006 by Nicola Gurson in honour of her mother Judy Kelly who sadly died of cancer. More recently, we have hosted Ladies Day here at the hotel to continue raising money for local charity Paul Sartori, which was set up in memory of Paul who was a friend of Wolfscastle Country Hotel.  This year we will also be raising money for the Amani Children’s Home in Tanzania which holds a special place in the heart of our proprietor Andy Stirling. To date, Ladies Day has raised £60,000 with the help of its wonderfully generous guests.

Tickets are £18.50 per person with £10 being donated to our charities – Paul Satori & the Amani Children’s Home in Tanzania.

To book call us on 01437 741225.

 

Celebrate our 40th anniversary and Andy’s book launch with us

We are excited to announce that this year we will be celebrating 40 wonderful years of the Wolfscastle Country Hotel and now you will be happy to hear we have announced a programme of events including the publication of a commemorative book and a series of special dinner evenings to mark the 40th anniversary of its opening.

 

Our four star hotel is celebrating four decades under the ownership of our very own Andrew Stirling who purchased the former Allt-yr-Afon vicarage in 1976, before transforming it into a hotel which first opened its doors on May 1st 1977.

To celebrate, Wolfscastle is hosting two 40th Anniversary celebration dinners on 18th and 19th May, which will also mark the release of Andrew Stirling’s debut book ‘My Life and Other Recipes.’ 

Book this exciting experience by calling us on 01437 741225

 

40th Anniversary Dinner

&

Book Launch Evening

‘My life & other recipes’

by Andrew Stirling, Proprietor

 

18th & 19th May 2017, 7.30pm

£45.00 per person, to include a copy of the book

 

SIX COURSE MENU

– Starters –

Pea and mint soup, with a crème fraiche twirl

or

Wild mushroom & asparagus risotto, crispy egg

– Fish –

Allt yr Afon ‘deluxe’ prawn cocktail

or

 Seared salmon, confit leeks, chive beurre blanc

– Sorbet –

Gin & tonic sorbet, lime & cucumber jelly

*Musical interlude for approximately 15 minutes*

– Mains –

Slow cooked lamb, rosemary & red current jus, beetroot puree
or
Chicken breast coq au vin
or
Tempura vegetables, chilli & coriander jam, saffron aioli

All served with dauphinoise, mash, beans, cabbage & carrots served ensemble

*Musical interlude for approximately 15 minutes*

– Sweets –

Vanilla & blackberry cheesecake, apple sorbet
or
Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla ice cream

-To Finish –

Tea or coffee with our famous home-made fudge

&

*Entertainment with live singers*

Join us for Mother’s Day

Chef has created a wonderful new 3 course menu for your mum on this special day.  Book a table now on 01437 741225 and treat mum to a very happy mother’s day treat on March 26th.

 

~ Starters ~

Spiced butternut squash soup served with root vegetable crisps

Chicken liver parfait, tomato & roast pepper chutney, toasted sour dough

Salmon & dill fishcakes, watercress veloute, lemon dressing

Allt yr Afon smoked chicken caesar salad, lardons, croutons, baby gem

Goats cheese & caramelized onion filo tart, balsamic glaze, dressed rocket (v)

 

 ~ Mains ~

Roast free range chicken, lemon & thyme stuffing

Slow cooked welsh beef brisket, Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy

28 day dry aged welsh beef sirloin red wine gravy, Yorkshire pudding (+2)

Salmon fillet, lemon & tarragon crust, sauce vierge

Slow cooked welsh shoulder of lamb rosemary & apricot stuffing, redcurrant gravy

Wild mushroom risotto, crispy hens egg, fried kale, parmesan (v)

 

 ~ Desserts ~

Sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream

Vanilla panna cotta, shortbread, poached rhubarb

White chocolate cheesecake, raspberry coulis

Brioche bread & butter pudding, salt caramel ice-cream

~

£26 Adults      £15 Children under 12

Tea / Coffee & homemade fudge £2

 

 

We Retain 2 AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence

We are proud to report that following a recent inspection, the AA has maintained our award of 2AA Rosettes for the cuisine of Wolfscastle Country Hotel.

In a Tweet, @AAHospitality announced: ‘Comfortable stay @Staywolfscastle with dinner a highlight. 2AA Rosettes maintained. Highlights included the venison & scallops.’

According to the organisation: ‘AA Rosettes are solely awarded by AA Hotel and Restaurant Inspectors. External influences from hotels, restaurants or other guides are not taken into account when awarding Rosettes.’

In its guide the AA describes 2AA Rosettes status as being granted to: ‘Excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards and better consistency. A greater precision is apparent in the cooking, and there will be obvious attention to the selection of quality ingredients. Around 40% of restaurants/hotels within our AA Restaurant Guide have Two Rosettes.’