Burnett's Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Narberth, Pembrokeshire SA67 8AX - 200 year old coalminders' chapel - live music venue

Burnett's Hill Calvinistic Methodist Chapel is a rare and important survival of early Pembrokeshire chapel architecture. Built in cottage style in 1812 to serve the coal-mining community of Landshipping and Martletwy, it has been little altered over the years and has a timeless charm all of its own.

Like so many Welsh chapels, Burnett's Hill was forced to close in the 1980s for want of a congregation, and it might have become a complete ruin but for the intervention of a group of local people who formed themselves into the Friends of Burnett's Hill Chapel and set about saving the building.

Thanks to the help of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Heritage Lottery Fund, this was achieved and the beautifully restored chapel re-opened in 2001.

Visitors are always welcome at Burnett's Hill where the door is always open. There is an information board in the porch telling the story of the local coal-miners who built the chapel which is now a venue for occasional concerts which help to support the upkeep of the building.

 

BURNETT'S HILL CONCERT PROMOTIONS

 

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Wednesday 17th November 2021 - SHEELANAGIG - Five-piece world music band from Bristol will be playing at The Snooty Fox, Martletwy. A Night Out concert. 7.30pm. Tickets £12 each - please phone 01646-651725 for reservations.

For over a decade, Sheelanagig have brought their array of foot-stomping folk tunes to audiences across the globe. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments, flute and drums and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, they raise the roof in every place they play.

" What a joy...a good night out guaranteed" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2.

"The musicianship is tight and intense" - Songlines.

Unfortunately, under Covid guidelines, we are unable to use the chapel for concerts at present. As a result, this concert will be held at The Snooty Fox (between Oakwood and Martletwy, SA67 8AD) by kind permission of Kevin and Debbie. As well as a large function room which has been Covid risk-assessed for 100 people, safely spaced, the venue offers a big car park, bar, and comfy seats. You can even have a pre-concert meal but will need to book in advance on 01834-891-300 or 07788-190-369.

We don't know what health & safety requirements will be in place at the time, so please be sure to bring a face mask in case and arrive a bit earlier for possible track and trace form-filling.

 

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Tuesday 14th December 2021 - BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST - Christmas Special at The Snooty Fox, Martletwy. Tickets £12 each, cash only please. 7.30pm.

On tour with their celebrated Christmas show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, classical, pop and music hall, all topped off with audience participation and lashings of wry humour, Paul Sartin (Bellowhead / Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) together have wowed audiences across the world with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and banter that always send audiences home with smiles on their faces.

"Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music" - Mike Harding.

Unfortunately, under Covid guidelines, we are unable to use the chapel for concerts at present. As a result, this concert will be held at The Snooty Fox (between Oakwood and Martletwy, SA67 8AD) by kind permission of Kevin and Debbie. As well as a large function room which has been Covid risk-assessed for 100 people, safely spaced, the venue offers a big car park, bar, and comfy seats. You can even have a pre-concert meal but will need to book in advance on 01834-891-300 or 07788-190-369.

We don't know what health & safety requirements will be in place at the time, so please be sure to bring a face mask in case and arrive a bit earlier for possible track and trace form-filling.

You can reserve tickets for all Burnett's Hill events by phoning 01646-651725.

 

HOW TO FIND THE SNOOTY FOX

For those with SatNav, the postcode is SA67 8AD.

From Canaston Bridge, on the A40, take the A4075 towards Pembroke Dock. Take the first right after Oakwood towards Martletwy. The Snooty Fox is on the right, just after Credlands Wood Yard.

From Carew roundabout on the A477, take the A4075 towards Oakwood. At the former Canaston Bowl (just before Oakwood), turn left towards Martletwy. The Snooty Fox is on the right, just after Credlands Wood Yard.

 

HOW TO FIND BURNETT'S HILL CHAPEL

FINDING BURNETT'S HILL CHAPEL FROM CANASTON BRIDGE

Head towards Carew on the Oakwood road. At Cross Hands, turn right just after Canaston Bowl. Stay on this road for 3.3 miles (straight through Martletwy) and then take the left turn up a steep hill. Turn left at the top and park along the verge on the right or in the paddock on the left.

FINDING BURNETT'S HILL CHAPEL FROM CAREW

Head towards Cresselly on the Canaston Bridge road. At Whitehill, turn left just after the Land Rover Garage. Keep going past the pub at Cresswell Quay and over the narrow stone bridge, taking the left hand fork up the hill and past Penquoit towards Lawrenny. At the first cross-roads (Deals Cross) keep straight on. Half a mile further on you come to Knowles cross-roads. Turn right and keep going along a narrow lane for a mile and a half until you reach the chapel. Park in the paddock on the right.

Useful tip: Bring a small cushion (the pews are hard) and also a pocket torch to find your car afterwards...

Burnett's Hill Chapel, Martletwy, Pembrokeshire SA67 8AX