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  • Meeting the Producers

    Coles Distillery

    I was lucky recently to be part of a group to be driven around our area to meet some local producers. I was keen to go, as although I know well my very local producers, I cannot say the same for some of those that are a little further away.

    The day was organised by Cywain, which is a Mentor a Business project, encouraging collaboration between businesses and getting more local produce from producers, through suppliers to the end consumer.

    We started our day off at Coles Distillery, which is just outside of Carmarthen at LLanddarog. This is a family run business with two brothers who are completely passionate about the alcohol they make. They have a great USP, they are the only distillery in Wales that make their alcohol completely from scratch-from the grain. Every other distillery in Wales, we were told, buy in their alcohol and start there making process from here. The Coles brothers actually start it from the grain itself. They have engineered their own processes, machinery and equipment and made these themselves-it’s quite a thing to see. And because of how they have their alcohol production set up, they can make any number of alcohol varieties. They make beers and ciders, gins, brandy, rum and whiskey.

    Although, at the moment you cannot buy the whiskey as it is still in its storage phase. Apparently, although we are in Wales, and are making Welsh Whiskey, we(as in the country) still have to abide by the rules for making Scittish Whiskey (!!?!?), and so, it is deemed that Whiskey has to be laid down for 3 years and 1 day before it can be bottled and sold. So, we have one more year to wait before we can get our hands on that!

    The distillery room is full of stainless steel, spotless shiny metal all around and the smell is quite glorious! There are oak barrels of liquor all laid on their sides, patiently doing their thing, and the smell is intoxicating. Although, once you’ve been in there for a while, whilst listening to the very interesting talk on the Coles family journey, you stop noticing the lovely aroma.

    You can watch a video which tells you all about the family and the distillery, you can have a tour right around the distillery and their cider making barn, there is a very informative notice board, with the whole process laid before you, with little boxes of all the different grains,  herbs and botanicals that are used in the production of the various alcohols.

    Then you can have a wander into their pub, which is on site and choose some lovely artisan hand crafted alcohol to take home. You can buy an empty bottle and fill it with your own choice (you can get these refilled afterwards if you wish) or you can buy a sealed bottle of their finest, and there’s such a choice. There’s a honey based rum, which is good for a cold! There’s a rum named after a pirate from Milford Haven, so of course, I had to buy that one!

    The rum is called Cadogan, and it’s a dark rum, the colour comes from the molasses that the alcohol is mixed with (I never knew that!) and it’s nice enough to just sip like a port or you could  add a mixer, should you wish.

    Here’s the story behind the name of the rum: The Cadogan was the ship of a Milford Haven Pirate called Howell Davies. Unlike other pirates though, he did not rely on arms and power to get what he wanted. He was an intelligent man and used all kinds of tricks such as bribe and disguise to get his loot. His pirate career only lasted 1 1 months before he was deviously ambushed and shot 5 times.

    Coming back to the pub, this is a classic village inn with a marvellous thatched roof and a intriguing décor serving good honest pub food.

    They undertake distillery tours at 11am most days, and so, it’s a great place to visit for a tour then enjoy a spot of lunch, on your way to us here for your first night’s stay in Pembrokeshire. You can always buy a little momento of your visit and enjoy that when you get back home, which will give you fond memories of your visit

  • Rhannon

    Room Attendant of The Year

    Room Attendant of the Year!!! How fantastic is that??

    In the Finals

    Our lovely Rhiannon, one of my team of ‘angels’ has been shortlisted as one of only 6 finalists for this prestigious award. Out of all the hospitality businesses in the UK, when you think how many that would be-there’s over a 1000 in Pembrokeshire alone!  She has been  chosen and is now  in the final 6. This is SOME achievement. To say we are proud is an understatement!

    The Team at Fields Lodge
    Ollie and his girls! Some of the Fields Lodge ‘angels’

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  • Fields Lodge Alcohol Licence

    Fields Lodge gets its’ Alcohol Licence!

    Fields Lodge gets its’ alcohol licence

    Hooray! Fields Lodge now has an alcohol licence.

    This means that you can now arrive, kick your shoes off, relax and enjoy a lovely glass of welsh bubbly with your Supper Patter.

    No having to get showered and changed to go back out for an evening meal.

    Just sit back, chill, relax and indulge.

    Sounds like heaven to me!

    If that picture just makes you want to book a stay, then click on the availability link at the side of this post….If you’d like to read about the goings on in getting the licence, then read on!!

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  • Seal Pup Spotting

    Seal Pup Spotting

    Skomer Seals!

    So, the Puffins have now left Skomer Island, and that now means they are now replaced by the seal pups!
    Don’t you just love a seal? They’re sooo cute! How can you fail to not feel joy when you see a seal-even in a photo, never mind if you get to see them swimming in the water.

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  • Garlland Stone

    Last few Puffins still on Skomer Island

    Still wanting to see a Puffin?

    I took a visit to Skomer Island this week-into the last few days of the Puffins on the island for 2018. It has been a great year for Skomer Puffins–over 30,000 puffins were counted this year, and as far as a population is concerned, Skomer Puffins are bucking the trend, as other Puffin colonies elsewhere in the world are declining. So much so, that the Puffin is now classed as an endangered species.

    Skomer Puffin
    Skomer Puffin

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  • Puffling feeding on Skomer

    Skomer Puffins make the BBC News

    Skomer Puffins are thriving

    How wonderful, the BBC have profiled the Puffins on Skomer Island!

    I have long been an advocate of these fantastic birds. For me, they are such healing creatures, you cannot fail to watch a puffin and smile. They just make everything in the world alright. To see them clumsily trying to get airborne from the water is a delight. Watching them you would never think that they could fly the huge distances they do when they migrate from Skomer Island in late July each year.

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  • Skomer Puffin

    Skomer Activity in July

    July brings the beginning of the end of Puffin Season on Skomer Island.

    The Puffins arrive in April for breeding season and then they reclaim their burrow from a previous year. They meet up with their partners and set about the business of breeding.

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  • Facebook One Night Free Stay Competition Terms and Conditions

     

    Fields Lodge Free stay
    Fields Lodge Free stay

    The promoter is Fields Lodge Bed & Breakfast whose registered office is at Fields Lodge, Middlekilns Lane, Herbrandston, Milford Haven, Pembs.The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of Fields Lodge and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the or judging of the competition.

    There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
    By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via https://www.facebook.com/FieldsLodge/
    On the Facebook Social Media Platform.
    Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
    Closing date for entry will be 16th June 2018. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
    No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
    The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
    Here write out in simplest form how you enter the competition.
    10. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
    11. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
    12. The prize is as follows:
    The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
    13. Winners will be chosen by Fields Lodge
    14. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
    15. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected .
    16. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    17. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    18. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].
    19. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
    20. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: info@fieldslodge.co.uk
    21. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    22. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Fields Lodge and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at .
    Fields Lodge ‘s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
    The entrant must be following @Fieldslodge  on Facebook  in order to enter.
    Fields Lodge shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
    Fields Lodge also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.

  • Having a Wedding in Pembrokeshire?

    Wedding Options for Weddings in Pembrokeshire

    Relatives and friends travelling from afar?

    Is your wedding going to be held in Pembrokeshire? Are you having people travel from their homes to share your lovely day? Will they want to stay the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding?

    Wedding Flowers
    Wedding Flowers

    Then we are the place for your friends and family.

     

     

     

     

    Hair & Make-up

    Getting Ready for the wedding
    Getting Ready for the wedding in Pembrokeshire

    We can organise hair stylists and make -up artists to attend to those wanting a pamper on the big day, if required.

    We can organise a Taxi service if your guests would rather leave their car here with us and we can also organise their flowers to be delivered on the morning of the day.

    Early Check-in/Late Check-out

    We can offer Early Check-in or Late Check-out if that makes their day easier and we can be on hand for any ‘forgotten’ items. Just let us know, we’re here to help them make some great memories!

    Room rates are standard as on our website, with Early Check-in or Late Check-out added as required.

    Bridal Pamper Party

    If you’d like to spend the night before your wedding here with us and your Bridal party, then we can arrange your day for you.

    Fluffy Bathrobes
    Fluffy Bathrobes

    Choose breakfast at your time, have the run of the house and we’ll get it all ready for your hair & make-up stylists, just let us know. Enjoy a bucks fizz whist you get ready for the big day and don’t worry about checking out early, we’ll add a late check-out onto your booking for you.

    Exclusive Use Bridal Pamper Party: £600 per night

     

    Wedding Night

    Choose to stay in one of our best rooms and enjoy a little piece of luxury for your Wedding night before heading off on the next chapter of your life.

    Romantic Room
    Romantic Room
    Breakfast in your room
    Breakfast in your room

    We will dress your room and have bubbly on ice and artisan chocolates waiting for you. Enjoy a later breakfast in bed and relax with a late check-out.

    Wedding Night Package: £250

  • Weddings in Pembrokeshire

    Weddings in Pembrokeshire….how we get involved

    Weddings in Pembrokeshire-you may wonder how we could be involved in these. You’d be surprised!
    From the usual hosting relatives that have had to travel, to hen pamper days, to hosting the bride & her entourage and organising make-up and hair stylists on the big day, to then being the romantic backdrop to the Wedding night, we have helped make many memories.

    Romantic Room
    Romantic Room

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  • Skomer Puffin

    The Puffin has landed!

    The Puffins have landed!!

    The First Puffin

     

    The FIRST Puffin has landed onto Skomer Island! It’s only the 19th of March and we have the first one landed-that’s early! And that means that the numbers will just grow as the days move closer towards April, which is when they usually arrive.

    Over this weekend just gone, a hundred puffins were seen rafting in North Haven, which is one of their favoured bays on Skomer.

    This is exciting news as it’s always great to know that the Puffin is growing from strength to strength 3bvbjjin numbers on Skomer.

    So, to celebrate, any booking made this week direct with us here at Fields Lodge will receive a free Puffin Pack!!

    BOOK NOW HERE

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  • Siarad Cymraeg…you don’t have to

    The small county of Pembrokeshire is in the bottom, south west corner of Wales. It’s an hour off the end of the motorway and the next land after us is Ireland!

    Welsh is the national language of Wales, and we are indeed, Welsh and very proud of it. However, WE (furthest south west part of Pembrokeshire) are known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, as in our ‘little bit’ you’re not likely to hear Welsh spoken, and if it wasn’t for the schools, no-one here would speak it either! This is particularly true of  Milford Haven born & bred, it’s a rarity to find a welsh speaker!

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  • March……. Madness/Matness?

    Isn’t that what they say?? March is when we see the weather changing to Spring and the clocks going forward for summertime.

    The origins of the saying

    Where on earth did that saying come from? Well, here’s a spoiler-you may be disappointed! I thought I would research it, thinking it may have had some historic origin, inspiring the Mad Hatter stories etc, but no! It started life in Illinois in a high school in the early 1900s. Then the phrase was used by a broadcaster of a basket ball game. The phrase was later applied to be trademarked by the IHSA(Illinois High School Association) and in 1996 the IHSA and the NCAA went to court over the phrase and ended with them agreeing on a dual use trademark. So, as it’s a trademarked phrase-does that mean I can’t use it here??? OOOO!!! worrying! I’ve just checked, and I’m not sure I can! So, I’ve altered the title slightly, just in case! I don’t think I can afford an American lawsuit!

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  • St Jerome's Talking Tapestry

    The Talking Tapestry of Langum

    A visit to St Jerome’s in Llangwm, will bring you to the Talking Tapestry of Langum, a marvellous creation generated by the community of Llangwm and Hook-originally the land holdings of the De La Roche Estate.

    St Jerome's Church home of the Talking Tapestry
    St Jerome’s Church home of the Talking Tapestry

    It tells the tale from Medieval times, when invaders from across the sea came to the village of Llangwm(it’s present day name), formally- Langum.

     

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