Life’s a beach for Grove Narberth’s new restaurant venture


The team behind the Grove of Narberth announced earlier this month plans to open a new beachfront restaurant in South Wales, and now they can reveal the team behind the new venture, which will be called The Beach House.

Neil Kedward and Zoe Agar, owners of boutique hotel The Grove of Narberth and its sister restaurant Coast, Saundersfoot, will open The Beach House in June with new head chef, Hywel Griffith at the helm in the kitchen.

Griffith joins with extensive experience in the luxury sector, with stints at the Lanesborough London, Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor and Yhyshir Hall, where he gained 3 AA Rosettes and a Michelin Star.

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His first head chef was at Paul Heathcote’s Longridge Restaurant, where he earned 3 AA Rosettes.

Hywel said: “As a fluent Welsh speaker I am very proud to be involved with this exciting project, opening up a stunning beachfront restaurant with Neil and Zoe in my native country. I’ve already started jotting down lots of ideas for new dishes and very much look forward to working alongside Glamorgan’s local producers, not to mention the quality and freshness of the seafood that we’ll be serving.”

Joining Hywel will be experienced restaurant manager Alice Bussi, who joins from The Bath Priory where she has managed the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant since July 2014.

The Beach House, which is due to open in June 2016, will seat 60 in the dining room and a further 50 guests on the large terrace area with views across Oxwich and Three Cliffs Bay. It will be designed by leading interior designer Martin Hulbert.

The owners are currently recruiting staff at all levels for the kitchen and front of house including leadership roles. If you are interested in working with the team and this new venture, please send your CV through to