NHS Wales Test, Trace & Protect Service Linked to Guest Check-in Information

From June 2020, the IVYBRIDGE GUESTHOUSE is required to observe the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect Services for those that may develop COVID-19 symptoms.
(TRACING information includes recent close contacts with whom we may or may not live with, someone in the workplace or people in places we have visited. A contact means anyone we have been in proximity on any occasion including someone we have traveled in a vehicle with – or has been seated near on public transport).
PLEASE HELP by ensuring that PRIOR to arrival, that your booking information includes.
1 – ALL complete names (as shown by travel document) and nationality (as shown by travel document) of all travelers within your group / family.
2 – Mobile and Email address of the main booker.
3 – The full contactable address details of the main booker.
There is text messaging on reservation systems for additional information or you can contact me directly at ivybridge5366@aol.com.
Thank you, Mark Rummery & Jan Koi Ieng Chi.

Major Safety Announcement From 3 June 2020 Until Further Notice

Updated 3 June 2020
IVYBRIDGE GUESTHOUSE welcomes all guests with a major safety
announcement from 23 MARCH 2020 until further notice

WE HAVE ROOMS AVAILABLE – For essential travel breaks – 8 en-suite rooms at annexe part of the building. Bed & Breakfast or Room only packages with flexible cancellation policy in place.

WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING – Main building & restaurant is closed but room delivery service and gardens are open.

CHINESE TAKE-AWAY is available to the community FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY from 5:30pm


Ivybridge Self Distancing Check-in During Pandemic

Ivybridge Guesthouse Annexe Facility Open to Asymptomatic Travellers – Recent changes to operations at Ivybridge Guesthouse aimed at calming guests that must travel during blanket distancing calls by government have gone into effect. 8 rooms remain open as they are uniquely positioned in an annexed garden building where hotel lobby, narrow corridors, the lounge and dining areas are completely avoided.
Guest pay online or over the phone and are informed of their room number before arrival. Tea-trays are loaded with additional snacks as a breakfast tray for those that require it. The owners, Mark & Jan are on standby with mobile phones 24/7 for any additional assistance including “meals-on-wheels” room service in take-away style containers from the in-house Chinese licensed restaurant or any other concierge style needs.
The idea to stay open is not all together risk free as we come to understand the spread of this highly contagious virus COVID-19 remains without vaccine. The Ivybridge is only trying to help healthy, asymptomatic travellers that for one reason or another are compelled to journey for family or work reasons during this time. We will try this out from March 2020 and see how we get on.
Our recommendations stand firm with government directives to restrict movement under all circumstances. We remain firm on the policy that guests showing symptoms will NOT be given access. It is always right to call Ivybridge Guesthouse on Tel: 01348875366 for a local update before setting off on your journey.

A B&B with Chinese chef adds the unusual to the usual for travellers in Pembrokeshire

All guests at Ivybridge Guesthouse are welcome to explore our unique family style Spices Chinese Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. We have ample free parking and seating for up to 20 guests as well as a lounge and extensive licensed bar. Whether family, friends or a business gathering, we have created a cosy place to relax and unwind over an unforgettably asian meal experience! We play a mix of asian and western slow jazz to add to the quirky but warm friendly table service.

Chef Owner Jan Koi puts up a weekly chalkboard 3 course set menu based on market fresh and seasonal produce. Favourites like Gong Bao Chicken with Cashews, Crispy Sweet Chilli Beef with Red Chillies or Pork and Leek in Black Bean Sauce are a few popular choices… We also cater to vegetarians with Curry Chickpeas, pan-fried Tofu in Hoisin Sauce and Lettuce in Oyster Sauce… Snacks include Onion Bhaji, Spring Roll and Spicy Pork Meatballs…

Calling us ahead is essential especially if you would like to dine on other nights apart from Fridays and Saturdays; we only plan according to reservations unless you are lucky!

We have ample free parking and 14 guest rooms if meeting up with travellers from afar. So, relax and immerse yourself in Chinese culinary flavours and Shanghai jazz music in a casual, warm and relaxing atmosphere. Have a chat with Owner Chef Jan Koi about your favourite Asian bites, party meals or this weeks delicious 3 course set menu served every Friday and Saturday evening.

We are just as at home with western style dishes, serving afternoon tea and catering to tea party events. Come and have a chat and a cup of tea!

The Beauty of Goodwick’s Coastal Path

We are just a stones throw away from the beautiful coastal path here in Goodwick, Pembrokeshire. Soak in the astounding Welsh scenery and explore the surrounding areas of coastline in one of Pembrokeshire’s hidden gems. Travel a bit further and discover the Goodwick Sands beach, which features a promenade that sits above the top of the beach and a lengthy breakwater you can stroll along. You may even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins and basking sharks that occasionally swim around the harbour. There is plenty of other natural beauty to marvel at, with various woods and trails scattered along the coastal path to discover along the way.


Jamie Oliver and crew at Ivybridge Guest House

May 2017 – When I was told TV chef Jamie Oliver was filming in the area of course my wife and I were excited to know where he was staying. We thought that perhaps if his film crew are with us that perhaps he will stay somewhere more posh of course! North Pembrokeshire is littered with posh places with traditional Welsh names in the middle of know where. During crew check-in there was a Mr Farmer who we were told to offer an upgrade if at all possible. Well Jan and I fresh from the far east, had no idea that “Mr Farmer” who turns out to be “Jimmy” is in fact probably just as famous as Jamie! Jimmy enjoyed a Chinese meal in relative loneliness as none of the crew had checked in yet. Still no word of Chef Oliver…

Come almost 12 midnight, there was still one check in outstanding. What a wonderful surprise to see Chef Jamie walking up the drive to check in. His first words were are his people behaving themselves? I thought, what a humble guy. How many guests of Ivybridge have asked me is he as nice as he comes over on TV. I can only say that he is a real gentleman and obliged with photos, praise for a wonderful breakfast.

It was only when we came to make up the room that we realised that Chef Oliver even slept in the single instead of the queen bed. On check out he commented that the room provided was far too big for one person.  No sooner had he arrived that he was once again on the road.

My wife and I will definitely be watching his new TV show!