Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby
This hotel forms part of a Georgian terrace, built between 1830 and 1832. It occupies a prominent clifftop position, chosen for its unimpeded view of the sea beyond the North Beach as well as of Tenby’s picturesque harbour.
The name refers to its original address: 4 The Croft. By now it also incorporates numbers 3, 5 and 6. The photo on the right, taken in 1946, indicates how the hotel has expanded since then.
The same family has owned the hotel since shortly after the Second World War. Helen and Osborne (“Ossie”) Morgan bought it in 1946. The photo below shows them on their wedding day. Their daughter took it over in 1964 with her husband, who coincidentally had the surname Osborne. Their son Chris then took on the business in 1992 with his wife Kath.
In January 2013 it was announced that the hotel will become Wales’ first “hotel school” (and the second hotel school in the UK). From autumn 2015, students will be able to study for degrees in hospitality-related subjects while working at the hotel. The degrees will be validated by Cardiff Metropolitan University, which has devised the two-year course. The aim is that c.90 students at a time will learn about every aspect of hotel management, enabling them to take jobs in the hospitality industry without the need for further training.
Postcode: SA70 8AP