Roch Castle Regional Winner for Bed and Breakfast at the National Tourism Awards 2018

Spectacular and dramatic, 12th century Roch Castle, Pembrokeshire has been recognised as the South West Wales Regional Winner in the category of Bed & Breakfast at the Welsh National Tourism Awards 2018.

The National Tourism Awards for Wales celebrates the best of Wales’ tourism – showcasing Wales’ tourism businesses and the industry’s achievements and includes awards for, Best Hotel, Best attraction and Young tourism person of the year.

Having received more than 400 nominations, 44 businesses have been selected as regional winners, who make up the finalists list for the National Tourism Awards revealed at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, on Thursday March 8th.

Tourism Minister Lord Elis-Thomas, said "I’m delighted that we can announce our regional winners today – who are all to be congratulated for making it to the final.  We have seen an exceptionally high standard of entries this year - who all showcase the best of Wales' tourism businesses and I look forward to celebrating the industry's achievements at the National Tourism Awards at the Celtic Manor Resort next month."

Located on the St Davids peninsula, Roch Castle is a 12th century Norman castle set high above the Pembrokeshire landscape and delivers panoramic views of St Brides Bay and the Preseli Hills. Meticulously restored in 2012, the castle now offers luxury guest accommodation and with just six rooms is available for exclusive stays.

For individual guests, complimentary transfers are provided each evening to award winning two Rosette Blas Restaurant, at sister hotel, Twr y Felin in St Davids, whilst exclusive groups can indulge in private dining within the castle itself.

Paula Ellis, Group General Manager of Roch Castle and sister properties Twr y Felin Hotel and Penrhiw Priory, all located in West Wales, said “We are thrilled to have received this award for our hospitality at Roch Castle. We pride ourselves on providing guests with a warm Welsh welcome and the highest quality of service, comfort and cuisine.

This award demonstrates that our guests love what we do, and we look forward to continuing to provide our guests with an excellent service.” 

Since October 2016, Roch Castle has been listed in the Sunday Times Ultimate 100 British Hotels list, crowned Hotel of the Year 2016 and 2017, at the Welsh Hospitality Awards and awarded Best Serviced Accommodation at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence 2018. Roch Castle is also an AA Five Gold Star property.

Together with Twr y Felin Hotel and Penrhiw Hotel, Roch Castle completes a trio of luxury hotels and exclusive stay properties located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales.

Rates at Roch Castle start from £220 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis for two guests. Book online at, telephone +44 (0)1437 725 566 or email