Win a free hotel night


LLANGOED HALL, a 17th century mansion with the River Wye flowing through its large grounds, has been restored to its rightful place in the Guide. More than £2 million has been spent on renovation; work in the grounds has been completed; soft furnishings in the public rooms have been reupholstered and a new carpet laid; work on the bedrooms is continuing. Calum Milne, a former manager, has returned as managing director. 'Talk about the good old days,' says a visitor (a hotelier). 'We were greeted by the charismatic Calum, luggage was wrested from us and tea flawlessly served in the drawing room, which had a roaring fire and no annoying music.' Nick Brodie is the chef: his modern cooking, 'immaculately presented on lovely china', is 'an absolute pleasure'.
All you need do to win this prize (which must be taken this October) of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at Llangoed Hall is to SEND US A REVIEW of your favourite hotel or B&B in Great Britain or Ireland. We welcome reports on places that have never been in the Guide or have been dropped, as well as those that have a current entry.

Rowena Moore from West Sussex is the winner of this month’s prize of bed and breakfast for two at Y GOEDEN EIRIN, an informal, stone-built guest house on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. It is presided over by two retired academics, Eluned and John Rowlands, who are former Cesar winners. They are engaging hosts, bilingual and seriously green, who make visitors welcome with sherry, fresh fruit or home-made biscuits.