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Our remarkable history
began almost two hundreds years ago...

Our History

Built as an inn nearly two centuries ago, the hotel was established for the purpose of providing comfortable and convivial accommodation for those having business in the area. The Ashburnham Hotel inherits the name from the Earl of Ashburnham.
Pembrey was generally dominated by the Ashburnham family, the Earl lived until the 1920s at Pembrey house. The family's wealth was substantially drawn from Pembrey; as late as 1873 the Earl owned 7,568 acres in Wales.

Amelia Earhart Landing in Burry Port Harbour 1928

Just after noon on June 18, 1928, inhabitants of the nearby town of Burry Port in Carmarthenshire caught the heavy drone of aircraft engines. Looking skywards they were soon able to pick out the graceful lines of a small orange aeroplane making its way to them. The aircraft, named "Friendship," landed in the Loughor estuary and just after 12.40pm.

Inside the aeroplane was Miss Amelia Earhart and by who became the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic ocean. Amelia Earhart was not the only person on board. With her in the plane were the pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Lou Gordon had intended to leave Burry Port that same night, heading on to Southampton, but they postpone their departure and spent the night in the Ashburnham Hotel.

Job Opportunities


Full Time

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Chef working 39 hours per week to join the team at the Ashburnham Hotel. The hotel is situated in Burry Port, we have 13 bedrooms a bar & restaurant seating up to 150 guests plus a function room that can seat up to 120 guests.

You will work alongside the Head Chef to deliver a high standard of food for all areas of the business. We have a Bar/Restaurant plus a business Wedding & Event business to cater for We are open daily for breakfast/lunch/afternoon tea's/dinner.

All chefs applying for this position must have previous experience and be able to adapt and produce very high standards of cooking. Due to the location of the hotel having a driving license & car would be desirable. Salary depending on experience

Salary dependant on experience. To apply please send your CV & cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ashburnam Hotel and Weddings

Gift Voucher

Treat that special someone to a gift voucher at the Ashburnham

Our daughter had her wedding at the Ashburnham recently. As a family we cannot fault the service from all the staff. We stayed the whole weekend and nothing was too much trouble. Sue the wedding planner ensured all the plans ran smoothly, the rooms looked amazing, the food was delicious and all quite honestly at a very reasonable rate compared to over venues, plus when they say exclusive use they mean it, not just a portion of the hotel. We have been back for food with my parents and it was equally lovely. Please don't overlook this little gem."