Situated 2 miles from Tenby, Penally is nevertheless a village with its own identity.
It is a linear village; stretching from the old DJs Night Club in the East to the Army Camp in the West. The village has a bypass where the railway station is situated and also the New Overlander Restaurant and B and B. From there it a short walk to the centre of the village, with village green, Parish Church, the well-stocked village shop, and the Cross Inn, which serves food. Bus routes through the village go to Tenby, Pembroke and Haverfordwest. The village school has in recent years become a Behaviour Support Unit serving pupils from all over Pembrokeshire.
Penally has an award-winning boutique hotel; Penally Abbey, several guest houses and caravan sites as well as nearby Trefloyne Golf Club with restaurant, rooms and function facilities. St Nicholas and St Teilo’s Church in the centre of the village contains 10th Century Celtic Crosses. Close to the Abbey Hotel is St Deiniol’s well and at the other end of the village, just off Trefloyne Lane is Hoyles mouth cave, which was inhabited from the early Stone Age.
Archaeological findings are in Tenby Museum. This area also saw a skirmish in the Civil War. The village has an established military connection; the current army camp was started in the middle of the 19th century for ‘musketry training’, tented camps were provided for the cavalry in earlier years, practice trenches were dug on the cliffs near the village in the First World War and there is a current range for Army shooting practice between the station and the beach. A leaflet with a self-guided walk of these interesting features is available at the village shop.
The current village hall has been in use since 1984, replacing an old Nissen Hut. In recent years additions have been made such as kitchen improvements, disabled access, audio-visual equipment and a car park with parking for up to 6 cars. Further car parking is available at Penally Station, 5 minutes’ walk away. There is a bus stop near to the hall.
Cars must be parked carefully close to the hall so as not to impede the passage of the bus through the village.
Registered Charity Number: 516382
- Small Car Park, with parking for up to 6 cars.
- Portable, adaptable staging.
- Multifunctional Sound System.
- PPL and PRS licence for live and recorded music.
- Electronic Keyboard.
- Projector and drop-down screen.
- Heating is through protected radiators, controlled by a thermostat.
- There are: 13; 4’ tables, 4; 6’ tables and 20; small square tables.
- Comfortable padded chairs or plastic chairs are available.
- The hall’s kitchen is equipped with; cooker, fridge, microwave, and independent water heater.
- It has crockery and cutlery for 100 and a serving hatch.
The hall has one room available for hire, licensed for 150.
Hire Charges at present are:
- Hourly rate = £10 per hour
- Sessional Rate = £15
A session is 5 hours; either 8am to 1pm or 1pm to 6pm or 6pm to 11pm
- Child’s Birthday Party = £25 for one session (if further sessions are required to set up and/or clear up they will be charged at the sessional rate)
- Adult Birthday Party, Funeral Tea, Christening Party: These will be charged at £30 for one session (if further sessions are required to set up and/or clear up they will be charged at the sessional rate)
- Wedding = £100
- Election = £150
Booking is through the clerk, Mavis Lees;
Tel: 01834 845345