West Wales’ Most Exciting Arts Venue


Located in the Teifi Valley, Pembrokeshire, close to the borders of Ceredigion and Carmarthen, Neuadd y Dderwen (The Oak Hall) is constructed from green oak in keeping with a centuries old tradition of craftmanship. Built with the environment and sustainability as a priority, Neuadd y Dderwen has a minimum carbon footprint using ground source heating and a 60 panel photo voltaic array.

PENfro will be making use of all of the facilities offered by this beautiful venue, with workshops running in the Gazebo, the Orangery and in Rhosygilwen Mansion itself.

The owners of Rhosygilwen, Glen Peters and Brenda Squires, are published authors and enthusiastic supporters of our industry in the region. Glen Peters’ latest book The Lucknow Ransom was published by Parthian in June 2013.

You will be able to enjoy food and beverages during the event from the Cafe, which is run by an experienced team of catering professionals. You will also have the opportunity to wander around the beautiful gardens of Rhosygilwen Mansion, 50 acres including a large and well cared for walled garden with Victorian glass house which has been lovingly restored over the past few years. Rooms are available on a bed and breakfast basis at the Mansion for those who might like to make a weekend of this exciting Festival.

A popular venue for all kinds of events from weddings to business conferences, as well as the home for the Arts Charity Menter Rhosygilwen, we are delighted that the PENfro Festival is becoming an established event on the Neuadd y Dderwen calendar. More information about the Venue can be found on its website Rhosygilwen – A Pembrokeshire Retreat.

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