The Grove sure does value its environment and Welsh heritage - and it shows.
The Grove is a proud member of Green Tourism with a Gold Award and the owners are respected for their commitment to fair work principles and improving the industry as a whole.
‘Goodwash’ products are used in rooms, a social enterprise that gives 100% of profits to local projects that improve the lives of animals and people. Also, more than £60,000 was raised for Welsh Children’s Hospice, Ty Hafan over the years through various initiatives.
They use sustainable and locally sourced ingredients in their kitchen, have a two-acre garden that supplies plenty of vegetables, and their four beehives supply honey for the hotel.
A 199kW biomass boiler supplies all heating and hot water, 15kw solar panels supply electricity, and only energy-saving light bulbs are used. The kitchen is 100% electric with induction stoves, 100% of green electricity is purchased through SSE business energy, and centralised heating controls allow minimum wastage. They were also the first adopters of Tesla charging points within the sector in Wales.
All glass, plastic, paper and cardboard are recycled and cardboard is often used for composting. Garden and vegetable waste is composted and used as a fertiliser to reinvigorate soil. New BioDisc Water treatment plant and reed beds make sure all foul water is properly treated before it goes into the environment.
Boreholes supply the entire premises with spring water. Water is UV-filtered and reusable glass bottles are used to provide this water to guests.
Caring for wildlife is important to The Grove. They've created a wildlife pond, hung bird boxes, seeded wild meadows, planted 4000 trees, and ancient hedgerows have managed to sustain species of birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
The Grove champions its Welsh heritage with interiors filled with Welsh arts and crafts inspired by the architecture of the property, including Welsh quilts, lace, and local pottery. Furniture is locally sourced and art is supplied by Pembrokeshire-based artists.