Niko’s Wine Bar @ Cross Villa, Templeton.
Positioned prominently on the A478 immediately at the bottom of Templeton Hill, Niko's Wine Bar is difficult to miss.
Known as Cross Villa this old Templeton house was near derelict and had been on sale for 7 years when, in 2006 Terry and Lynn Davies seeing it's unrealised potential, bravely bought it and set about converting it into their family home and business.
Terry and Lynn moved from Milford Haven where Lynn had lived all her life. Initially they created a thriving Bed and Breakfast business with five en suite bedrooms and a small café/tea room to accommodate Lynn’s passion for catering; promoting their developing menu with the strap line “from cake to steak”.
For a while Lynn and Terry balanced their business at Cross Villa with work as foster carers and Terry also continuing his property maintenance business. Then in November last year having given up the fostering work, they made the big decision to step up a gear. Temporarily closing the business at Cross Villa to transform it into a warm welcoming destination for intimate lunches, romantic suppers and a great place to call by for a drink with friends, they named their new venture after their 9 month old grandson. Niko's wine bar was born.
All the work was carried out by Terry and son-in-law ? under the watchful eye of Lynn who had the overall design clearly set in her mind. Hand picked pieces of furniture with a French Louis XIV feel were sought and found from all over the UK. The tables and chairs are all individual and carefully crafted to create a retro and upcycled appearance. A beautiful funky bar was created out of wine barrels, 1920's Champagne racks were used to decorate the rear of the bar and were also adapted into window shutters. On one wall a mural depicting an idyllic french street-scene sets the atmosphere.
Of course keeping the main thing the main thing, Lynn assisted by her daughter Louise, has created a menu of small plates, terrines from around the world and uniquely different home made desserts. The menu changes weekly so there is always a surprise in store. With over 50 hand chosen wines temptingly displayed in Champagne racks around the bar, plus a selection of beers, ciders and dark ales, a sumptuous repas is assured.
Outside Niko’s, the large patio with rattan sofas awaits the first appearances of warm sunny evenings and with ample free parking Niko’s is set to become one of the must visit venues for a rendezvous with friends or family.
So glad you have re opened - The best news is this place re opening, what a breakfast you wouldn't get better Lynne in my book is the best chef around without a doubt. Good luck Terry and Lynne keep up the amazing work. Trip Advisor
5 Stars - Andrew P, Isle of Man
Fantastic Stay Again - We stayed and had breakfast recently again . A very comfortable room and a great tasty breakfast in the morning. Perfect hosts - we will be back soon. Trip Advisor
5 Stars - Lowdy Scot London
Deliscious - Went to Cross Villa while on holiday last year. What can i say, it was the best meal we've had for a long time. One of the nicest in the area. The meals are freshly cooked, with generous portions and delicious. There is plenty of choice. A good selection for adults and children. This is a lovely place to go... Trip Advisor
5 Stars - Milli Molly Mandy, Northwich
Lunchtime - Lovely cafe set just outside of Templeton, great car park, the staff are very friendly and courteous, would recommend coming again and also recommend it to my friends. Trip Advisor
4 Stars - Rosie Victoria, Neyland
WOW - we had dinner here last week and all i can say is wow, it was the best i have ever had and iv never been so full, thank you, a place not to drive past, you must call in. Trip Advisor
5 Stars - D W T5, Haverfordwest
We visit Over and Over Again - Great Bistro / B&B which is scrupulously clean and serves up food to a very high standard. The menu is great with portions to fill up any size tummy. The Sunday Lunches are great value with all ingrediants being fressh and cooked to perfection. Thanks Lyn and Terry for a great welcome. Trip Advisor
5 Stars - Mik Bak, Narberth
Bed & Breakfast
We have beautiful, contemporary rooms with en-suite. All our rooms have showers, towels and hair dryers. Rooms also have TV and Tea & Coffee making facilities. Ironing facilities are available on request.
Cross Villa provides a varied selection of contemporary and traditional food in its restaurant facility; we also cater for vegetarians and will accommodate special diets where we can, if informed in advance.
Niko's Wine Bar
Cross Villa provides a variety of Food, draft beers, worlds wines and the usual tea, coffee and soft drinks. Why not just pop along for a relaxing drink and a bar snack - the atmosphere is wonderful at Cross Villa
Come and stay at Cross Villa
and receive a wonderful welcome and have a great stay.
than a Family run business, with family values and a warm atmosphere.
Since re-opening, Cross Villa has undergone changes, including decoration and styling. Below is a selection of some of our rooms and facilities