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Ashburnham Golf Club

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Ashburnham, is where Welshman and winning Ryder Cup Captain, Dai Rees won the PGA title in 1959 and has long been regarded as one of the best links courses in Britain. Harry Vardon twice played the course and commented, “The course I like best in Wales is Ashburnham”.

Measuring 6,910 yards has crowned two further Ryder Cup Captains in their playing careers: Bernard Gallacher (Schweppes PGA Championship, 1969) and Sam Torrance (Martini Tournament 1976)

Ashburnham has also hosted many of the major amateur tournaments having first held a Welsh Amateur Championship in 1904. In more recent years it has been the venue for both the Men’s and Ladies Home Internationals; British Youths, British Ladies and British Senior Ladies Championships; Welsh Golfing Union Championships and also Welsh PGA events. In 2009 it hosted the Welsh Open Strokeplay Championship and in 2010 it will again play host to the Home Internationals.

For more information on Ashburnham Golf Club click here

Activities & Attractions

Friday, February 19th, 2010


Why We Love Swansea

At The Dragon Hotel, we’re situated in the centre of Swansea and are passionate about this special part of South West Wales. If you’re looking for tourist attractions and things to do in Swansea, you’ll be spoilt with all the options on offer.

The birthplace of Dylan Thomas and Catherine Zeta Jones, this is a lively and vibrant maritime city. It’s well known for its energetic nightlife and a wide range of clubs, bars and restaurants. Here, every age and taste will find something they’ll love.

Shopping and Culture

The Wind Street area has become the modern café quarter by day, and by night, is the liveliest street in the city!

Swansea also has the largest indoor market in Wales where you can sample and buy many of the local delicacies – from cockles and laverbread to traditional Welsh cakes, fresh fish and local souvenirs. Other indoor attractions include The LC leisure centre, a variety of theatres and cinemas and the Parc Tawe leisure complex with the ten-pin bowling arena and tropical hot house Plantasia.

The city has an award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter, which is home to the National Waterfront Museum, a £30 million attraction which pushes the boundaries of technology in an interactive interpretation of Wales’ industry and innovation. This landmark building is a fusion of Welsh slate, glass and steel with a canopied street of cafes and shops overlooking the marina waterfront. What’s more, it’s only a stone’s throw away from Swansea Museum, the oldest in Wales!

Activities and Days Out

Swansea also has top-of-the-range sporting facilities such as the Wales National Pool, the country’s only Olympic-sized swimming pool. This city by the sea also lends itself well to all manner of outdoor activities and water sports and is a fantastic base from which to visit the many and varied golf courses in the South Wales area.

If you’d prefer to watch your sport, visit the fantastic Liberty Stadium, the 20,000-seat home of Swansea City Football Club and Swansea Ospreys Rugby team at The Neath.

Walks in West Wales

Hikers, walkers and fans of the great outdoors love Swansea. The Victorian resort of Mumbles is only a stone’s throw away and offers a fantastic array of attractions, including a pier, traditional boutiques, craft shops and ice-cream parlours.

Mumbles is known as the ‘Gateway to Gower’, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Gower Peninsula extends west of Mumbles in a succession of stunning coastal and rural sceneries. To the East, the ‘Waterfall Country’ at Afan and the Vale of Neath is a haven for walkers and bikers alike.

Wondering what other tourist attractions or things to do there are in Swansea? Check out our blog, where we’ve plenty of great ideas on how to really make the most of the local area.

The Pembrey Suite

Friday, February 19th, 2010


The Pembrey 1 and 2 can be used together to form one large conference room, thanks to the removable sound proof screen that divides the two rooms. The room is perfect for large conferences, exhibitions and corporate events to name just a few and has a large foyer which is a great space for a registration area.

Theatre Boardroom Classroom U-Shape Cabaret Dining
230 80 120 N/A 96 180 / 150 with dance floor

All rates are negotiable upon enquiry

The Clyne Suite

Friday, February 19th, 2010


The Clyne Suite is the smallest room within the hotel, situated on the ground floor, and enjoys the benefits of natural daylight, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access. This room is perfect for interviews or small boardroom meetings and it also lends itself well as a breakout room from larger conferences.

Room set-up Theatre Boardroom Classroom U-shape Cabaret Dining
Seats 16 14 8 8 n/a 14 (extended oval)

Room size Length Width Height
Clyne 6.7m / 22'4'' 4.1m / 13' 2.6m / 8'4"

All rates are negotiable upon enquiry

The Boardroom Suite

Friday, February 19th, 2010


The Boardroom Suite is situated on the ground floor of the hotel and is perfect for small board meetings or training sessions. The room has natural daylight, air conditioning and Wi-Fi access and can also be used as a break out room for larger conferences.

Room set-up Theatre Boardroom Classroom U-shape Cabaret Dining
Seats 20 16 12 10 n/a 16 (extended oval)

Room size Length Width Height
Boardroom 6.7m / 22'4'' 7m / 15' 2.6m / 8'4"

All rates are negotiable upon enquiry

Floor Plan

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Download a pdf of The Dragon Hotel Floor Plan and Room Capacity Chart


Friday, February 19th, 2010


Meetings and Conferences in Swansea

meetings-spThank you for considering The Dragon Hotel for your forthcoming business event. We are delighted to provide you with the details as to what we can offer here at the hotel.

The hotel is a four star property located at the heart of Swansea’s vibrant city centre, and is easily accessible from all major routes and just a five minute walk from the train station. We have 106 en-suite bedrooms, a relaxed and informal Brasserie Restaurant with an AA Rosette award and a Health Club with an 18 metre pool and air conditioned gymnasium available for residents’ use.

We have a variety of air conditioned meeting rooms with wireless internet access and an excellent range of equipment on site. Our experienced and friendly events team offer the professional support you need to host an effective business meeting, conference, exhibition or corporate dinner for up to 180 people.

If you have something specific in mind for your event, please speak with a member of the team who will be more than happy to tailor-make a package for you.

We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to The Dragon Hotel

For all meetings and conference enquiries and bookings, or to make an appointment to view our outstanding facilities, contact our meetings team today.
E-mail or ring 01792 657100 today.

To download a pdf of our Business & Leisure Brochure

Download our Business and Conference Packages for 2014 & 2015

Enquire about Wedding Receptions

Friday, February 19th, 2010

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Friday, February 19th, 2010


Your Wedding on Your Terms

weddings-spAt The Dragon Hotel, we know that your wedding day is exactly that: yours. That’s why we’re a wedding reception venue in Swansea that builds individual packages to suit you and your partner down to the very last detail.

Whether you want to hold your reception here after a church service, or to enjoy your whole day – we’re fully licenced to hold Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership ceremonies – we’ll work with you to build a day you’ll remember forever.

Our Wedding Packages

Situated in the middle of Swansea City Centre and with great transport links, we can provide a wedding reception venue that’s perfect for both wedding bashes and small, intimate occasions.

To assist you at this very busy and exciting time, we’ve devised a selection of wedding packages that can ensure you enjoy your special day on your terms. All of our wedding packages include complimentary accommodation for the Bride & Groom with chilled Sparkling Wine waiting to greet you in your Executive Suite.

However, these packages are simply suggestions and your choice is by no means restricted to these proposals. Talk to our team today about how you can build a day that really suits you. Call +44 (0)1792 657 100 today.

Download our Wedding Brochure for 2014 & 2015

Download our All Inclusive Wedding Package Brochure for 2014 & 2015

“We had our wedding reception at The Dragon on 1st December 2012. The effort undertaken by Gethyn from the events team prior to the event (even helping me laying table favours on the morning) and his presentation when I initially gave him our requirements was unsurpassed by any of the other venues we visited.

On the day, Justin, the Catering Manager oversaw the event so that 100+ people all had hot food together – something neither I nor any of our guests had experienced elsewhere. Both of these gentlemen deserve high praise indeed, in ensuring our special day went without a hitch.

We are very glad we chose The Dragon, with staff as helpful and experienced as these.  Thank You “

– Adrian & Julie Parker 1st December 2012

Membership Details

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Thank you for the interest that you have shown in a membership with us at The Dragon Health and Fitness Club.

Health is the most important factor of your life. Being fit, eating healthily and ensuring that you get essential relaxation are the keys to looking good and feeling great! At The Dragon Health and Fitness Club, we are sure that with our non-intimidating atmosphere, we can help you to achieve the fitness results you really want. Along with advice, support and encouragement from our welcoming, professional team, we can help you to maintain good health and feel at your best.

When you join us, we will offer you a Free Lifestyle Consultation, which will give you the opportunity to discuss your health related goals. Whether your aim is to improve your fitness, tone up or to enhance general wellbeing we will prescribe you a custom made Personal Exercise Programme and introduce you to each machine, ensuring that you have the knowledge to exercise confidently and safely.

No matter what your age, shape, size or ability we are sure you’ll agree that we can help you to achieve your goals and have fun along the way in our friendly, relaxing health club.

Full Membership

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 9pm Monthly Direct Debit Annual
Single £45 £486
Joint £82 £886

Daytime & Weekend Membership

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 9pm Monthly Direct Debit Annual
Single £41 £438
Joint £73 £790

Daytime Membership

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm Monthly Direct Debit Annual
Single £36 £389
Joint £65 £717

Weekend Membership

Sat - Sun: 8am - 9pm Monthly Direct Debit Annual
Single £20 £216
Joint £36 £389

Full Time Student Membership (No Contract)

Mon - Fri: 7am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 9pm Monthly Direct Debit Annual
Single £36 £389
Joint £65 £717

Child Membership (Under 16 years)

(Accompanied by Adult Member) Monthly Direct Debit Annual
  £19 £207

Corporate Membership

Please call us on 01792 657211 for details  

All prices include VAT at 20%. Fees are non-returnable and membership is not transferable between individuals.
All memberships are for a 12-month period, unless stated otherwise.