Win a free hotel night


COOPERSHILL, an imposing Palladian mansion in Co. Sligo, Ireland, which won a Cé.esar award in 1987 and has kept it ever since (a considerable achievement) is this month’s prize-giving hotel. Run on house-party lines by Simon O'Hara (his family have owned the house for eight generations); his partner, Christina McCauley, is the Ballymaloe-trained chef. They follow a green ethos: public rooms are heated with windblown wood from the estate, electricity comes from renewable sources, while rainwater is mixed with spring water and filtered for use. The spacious bedrooms, are furnished with original antiques; each has a modern en suite bathroom.

All you need do to win this handsome prize of dinner, bed and breakfast for two at Coopershill 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 omitted, as well as those that have a current entry.

John Barnes from Reading is the winner of last month’s prize of dinner, bed, and breakfast for two at LLANGOED HALL. A beautiful 17th century mansion, it stands in large grounds with the River Wye flowing through. More than £3 million has been spent on renovation by a private owner. ‘It might be posh but in no way does it feel over the top; just exclusive and a treat.’ In the formal dining room, the chef, Nick Brodie, combines fruit and vegetables from the garden with local ingredients for his modern dishes, eg, tartare of Welsh Black beef, wild mushrooms, pine tree powder.