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Raul Speek Gallery

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Nice Gallery

got to watch the man at work. he has some lovely pieces to buy so definitely worth a look when... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Gordon L
Fascinating gallery with treasure trove of bric a brac

This is a real find - an artist's gallery displaying and selling original work, but with an old... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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Many apologies but we will be closed from 12 November to 10 December 2018 for building work Working studio of Cuban artist Raul Speek and photographer Heather Bennett exhibiting local and international art and providing workshop for all ages and...more
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Main Street, Solva SA62 6UU, Wales
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+44 1437 721907
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

got to watch the man at work. he has some lovely pieces to buy so definitely worth a look when visiting solva

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gordon L
hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write a review. It always feels good for Raul that someone enjoys seeing how he works. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip to Solva. Regards Heather

Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a real find - an artist's gallery displaying and selling original work, but with an old curiosity shop style wing with all kinds of fascinating items. The proprietors are great characters too.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lonewolf44
hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the art. It is always a challenge to try to put everything in place - as you could see there are a lot of different types of works produced by Raul ( and myself!). Hope to see...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I came to see the art work and was disappointed with the attitude of Mr Speek. I work for a gallery in London and wanted to discuss with him the opportunity to exibit his work. Before I could speak to him,he strated hurling abuse at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Visiting friends in Solva, sadly for a funeral, but what a lift to the spirit just when I needed it...I was warmly welcomed by Heather and her feline friends...Raul was away, so alas no chat or music. I was blown away by the beauty and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

So sorry you were here for a funeral and glad that we were able to lift your spirits. We enjoyed meeting you too - cats included! Look forward to seeing you again. Thank toy for taking time to add a review. Best wishes Heatherxx

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Tom a brief look around this gallery set in an old chapel. Some fascinating and original artwork, which the artis was keen to describe. An acquired taste, but that is art for you. What I did like was the photo gallery with some great framed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

It was lovely to see the wonderful artworks whilst listening to a live musician playing, really enjoyed our visit. The local Pembrokeshire rum we bought was really different too, we recommend a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NorthWalesJackie
hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2018

Thank you for you review. Glad you enjoyed the artwork and the music. The rum is tasty isn't it? Hope you had a good holiday all the way round. Take care. Heather and Raul

Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a wonderful art gallery. Raul's paintings are original, creative and inspired. So full of life interest and colour. Heather spoke to us sparing no detail for a visit in the area as she spends a lot of time on Skomer Island with her...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you - very kind of you to take the time to give us a review. We are catching the flack a bit because we have not opened the cafe this year but for me it is nice to have time to meet people and...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Quirky, welcoming cafe, worth a visit, great soup and cakes. The gallery has a selection of local artists represented including the vibrant art of the owner.More

Date of experience: July 2017
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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for taking time to send in a review. Glad we were welcoming too - sometimes when we are rushed it is diffcult to talk tom people properly or for enough time and I find that upsetting. Hope to see you again if you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Colourful Cuban art and music combine to make this a place with real atmosphere. There are lovely books for sale, an art exhibition as well as a beautiful little cafe adjoining the pretty garden which is full of sculpture and bric-a-brac. A little treasure trove...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for your generous review - we are glad you enjoyed it here and hope to see you again next time you pass this way. Have a good Summer Regards Raul and Heather

Reviewed 7 June 2017

This is somewhere really special - a little bit of the Caribbean brought to Solva in a lovely garden to sit and while away an hour or so. The food isn't bad at all, the service is friendly, but it's the situation which will bring...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review. We are always a bit worried about how different the gallery and work is although most people seem to like it. Glad you like the situation and hope to see you again. Pembrokeshire is a very special place and it...More

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