The Angel Hotel

A ‘fine’ hotel with ‘professional yet friendly’ staff, this renovated 19th-century coaching inn is owned and run by the local Griffiths family. More

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The Angel Hotel
15 Cross Street
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 5EN
Wales
01873 857121
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

32. 2 in adjacent mews, plus 2 two-bedroom cottages.

Open

all year except 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

lift, lounge, bar, tea room, restaurant, private function rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, courtyard.

Background music

soft instrumental in restaurant and tea room.

Children

all ages welcomed (cots free of charge, Z-beds for children up to 12 £26).

Dogs

Only in the Foxhunter bar.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B from £99, D,B&B from £149. Set dinner £25, à la carte £30. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘fine’ hotel with ‘professional yet friendly’ staff, this renovated 19th-century coaching inn is owned and run by the local Griffiths family. It is a ‘classy’ place decorated with ‘an eye for good taste’, say inspectors in 2016. (Good humour, too – look out for ‘amusing’ curtains printed with ‘amply petticoated ladies being wooed by sexy lute-players’.) Mingle with locals in the ‘handsome’ public rooms: ‘very much a town hotel’, The Angel welcomes visitors who come for drinks and casual dinners at the Foxhunter Bar, or for the ‘renowned’ afternoon tea. Bedrooms are in the main building, and adjacent mews and restored cottages nearby. ‘Our room was wonderfully comfortable and well lit, with an expansive bathroom. A sofa faced the big wall-mounted TV screen; the hospitality tray had Fairtrade teas. We appreciated the overnight shoeshine.’ Service is ‘exquisite’ in the Oak Room restaurant, where chef Wesley Hammond serves a ‘short but enticing’ menu, including ‘pecan pie good enough for Louisiana’. Wake to an extensive breakfast menu – ‘enough to satisfy a Welsh XV prop forward’ – with breakfast cocktails and good vegetarian options.

Special offers

Awards Galore Culinary Break

A special culinary break at The AA’s Hotel of the Year Wales 2016/17 that includes dinner at Shaun Hill’s Michelin-starred restaurant The Walnut Tree and Champagne High Tea at The Angel Hotel. The Angel has previously been the winner of The Tea Guild’s prestigious Top City and Country Hotel Tea Award 2011 and has received annual Wine Spectator Awards. Offer includes: Two night stay (based on 2 guests sharing) inclusive of the following: Award-winning Champagne High Tea at The Angel Hotel for 2 guests on one of the afternoons; 3 course dinner at The Walnut Tree (full choice from the à la carte menu) on one night; a bottle of Morton Mimi sparkling wine in your room upon arrival; coffee or tea following your meal at The Walnut Tree; a bottle of house wine with your evening meal at The Walnut Tree; complimentary taxi to and from The Walnut Tree (applicable for all rooms except executive rooms); complimentary upgrade (based upon availability). The Walnut Tree is open Tuesday to Saturday; add Sunday night as a 3rd night at a rate of £50.00. Price from £498. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

Upgrade voucher

This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.

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The Angel Hotel
15 Cross Street
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 5EN

Guest comments

'A fine family-run hotel, though not very Welsh in feel. Staff are professional yet friendly. The decor-designer had a good eye as well as good taste. Paintings, drawings and prints from the Art Shop hang in the handsome public rooms. Our bedroom was wonderfully comfortable and well lit: A sofa faced the big wall-mounted television screen, and the hospitality tray offered three different Fairtrade teas. We were amused by the curtains with designs taken from Fragonard. The cupboard and chest of drawers were large. The bathroom, too, was expansive, with a fine walk-in shower. We liked the overnight “complimentary shoeshine”. The Angel is justly renowned for its afternoon teas. The dinner menu was short but enticing:. Everything looked good and tasted as good as it looked. Service was exquisite. In the bar, a pianist played softly on an electronic keyboard - unlike the canned music that so often mars the atmosphere in otherwise excellent restaurants, it was restful rather than intrusive. The breakfast menu would have satisfied a Welsh XV prop forward. The car park is sizeable. ' - T T - January, 2016

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