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Raul Speek Gallery

Main Street, Solva SA62 6UU, Wales
+44 1437 721907
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Fantastic artwork with a live musician playing

It was lovely to see the wonderful artworks whilst listening to a live musician playing, really... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NorthWalesJackie
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North Wales
Sunny oasis for a wet day.

This is a wonderful art gallery. Raul's paintings are original, creative and inspired. So full of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Michael P
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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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Working studio of Cuban artist Raul Speek and photographer Heather Bennett exhibiting local and international art and providing workshop for all ages and sizes of group. Live music often being played by Raul on piano.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
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“for sale” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
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Main Street, Solva SA62 6UU, Wales
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+44 1437 721907
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was lovely to see the wonderful artworks whilst listening to a live musician playing, really enjoyed our visit. The local Pembrokeshire rum we bought was really different too, we recommend a visit

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for you review. Glad you enjoyed the artwork and the music. The rum is tasty isn't it? Hope you had a good holiday all the way round. Take care. Heather and Raul

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is a wonderful art gallery. Raul's paintings are original, creative and inspired. So full of life interest and colour. Heather spoke to us sparing no detail for a visit in the area as she spends a lot of time on Skomer Island with her...More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thank you - very kind of you to take the time to give us a review. We are catching the flack a bit because we have not opened the cafe this year but for me it is nice to have time to meet people and...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Quirky, welcoming cafe, worth a visit, great soup and cakes. The gallery has a selection of local artists represented including the vibrant art of the owner.More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Thank you for taking time to send in a review. Glad we were welcoming too - sometimes when we are rushed it is diffcult to talk tom people properly or for enough time and I find that upsetting. Hope to see you again if you...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Colourful Cuban art and music combine to make this a place with real atmosphere. There are lovely books for sale, an art exhibition as well as a beautiful little cafe adjoining the pretty garden which is full of sculpture and bric-a-brac. A little treasure trove...More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thank you for your generous review - we are glad you enjoyed it here and hope to see you again next time you pass this way. Have a good Summer Regards Raul and Heather

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Reviewed June 7, 2017

This is somewhere really special - a little bit of the Caribbean brought to Solva in a lovely garden to sit and while away an hour or so. The food isn't bad at all, the service is friendly, but it's the situation which will bring...More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are always a bit worried about how different the gallery and work is although most people seem to like it. Glad you like the situation and hope to see you again. Pembrokeshire is a very special place and it...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

The gallery is very bohemian with live music and a light airy feel. The artwork is beautiful. There is a cafe but we didn't use the facilities.

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2017

Hope the music was not too loud! Raul gets a bit carried away some times. Thank you for your review. Heather

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

This has to be one of the most curious and most fulfilling to visit of all the galleries and cafes in Pembrokeshire. Owned and curated by a real independent thinker - Raul is an attraction in himself. Talk to him about his art and about...More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Glad you enjoyed your visit here. We have been here 21 years now and still love Pembrokeshire so its great when someone visiting does too. Raul says hello and that he really enjoyed talking with you. Take care and come again! Best wishes Heather

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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Warm welcome from Heather, showing us around some of the art works which caught our eye. A treat for creative spirits with an interesting variety of local work.

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

Thanks Helen. Pleasure to spend time with you. Hope to see you again. We close on and off at this time of year but open most weekends. Regards Heather

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

Enjoyable chat with the owners while we tucked into delicious cakes and tea. And a water bowl for our dog, offered very kindly without our asking. The owners were really friendly and chatty (especially Raul, whose piano playing was a fantastic extra).More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to post this lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you and are glad that your dog was happy too. I have noticed this year that there seem to be a lot more dogs around and wonder if it is because more...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2016

Enjoyed having a look around here. The building is a chapel which has been very eclectically decorated. The artist was there working on a piece. I loved the vibrancy of the colours he used. We went to the cafe for some tea and the artist...More

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hbsolva, Owner at Raul Speek Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Children do seem to enjoy it here - I think it is the mix of the colours and the music and the fact that they get close to the paintings to really see them. Hope...More

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