So, you’re finally resolved in your mind to tackle some of the great literary works of the past few centuries; War & Peace? The Lord of the Rings? Homer’s Odyssey? I would thoroughly recommend The Dru as the *perfect* location for your assignment. Take one fantastic location, with an astounding beach view, stunning cliffs, a divine west-facing aspect witnessing the most sublime sunsets and a range of well-positioned benches, chairs and perches, and you have the hotel in a nutshell. Add to that, if it’s your thing, the shabby-chic décor of the hotel – implemented so thoroughly and so exquisitely that I was left wondering which elements of the environment were *not* rough-and-ready by design.
Find your table in the dining rooms, hopefully one in proximity to the west-facing windows allowing you to soak in the evening spectacle, order your drink and dinner, and then start reading. And keep on reading. Don’t stop. Do your very best to absorb yourself in your book, and be grateful that you chose a long one, because in all likelihood, we will have left the Holocene Epoch of the Quaternary Period before your food is served.
Both evenings we dined there, there was well in excess of an hour passing between our initial order and seeing food on the table. At least the second time we were prepared and took our aperitifs in the garden rather than waiting expectantly at the table. Only the promise of ‘chef is just plating up now’ materialised into another 15 minute wait, and then approximately 45 minutes' span between the first and the last of the main courses to arrive at the table.
Even our breakfast order the following morning was ‘likely to be delayed’ because ‘the kitchen has a lot of tickets yet to clear in front of us’. I laughed mirthlessly, seeing just six other diners in the whole room. One of whom I’m sure was already onto the footnotes of ‘East of Eden’.
- Also Known As:
- The Druidstone Hotel Haverfordwest
- Druidstone Hotel Haverfordwest
- The Druidstone Haverfordwest, Wales - Pembrokeshire