The Bell at Skenfrith

In a ‘postcard-worthy scene’ of a 17th-century coaching inn by the stone bridge over the River Monnow, Guide inspectors in 2016 found a ‘friendly’, ‘personable’ spot, where owners Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson are ‘clearly invested in ensuring guests have a good time’. More

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The Bell at Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Monmouthshire
NP7 8UH
Wales
01600 750235
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year.

Facilities

sitting room, bar, restaurant, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT), terrace, garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

all day in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

‘well-behaved dogs‘ allowed in bedrooms, bar.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B from £150, D,B&B from £190. À la carte £28.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

In a ‘postcard-worthy scene’ of a 17th-century coaching inn by the stone bridge over the River Monnow, Guide inspectors in 2016 found a ‘friendly’, ‘personable’ spot, where owners Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson are ‘clearly invested in ensuring guests have a good time’. ‘A jolly innkeeper, Richard greeted us at dinner, poured our drinks at the bar, and went round to chat at all the tables.’ The bedrooms have been ‘intelligently redecorated to suit contemporary tastes’. ‘Ours, in the eaves, had exposed beams, metal-framed beds, cream carpeting over creaky floors. In the bathroom, a freestanding bathtub overlooked green countryside.’ Come dinnertime, enjoy Joseph Colman’s ‘generous’ portions of ‘refined pub grub’. ‘We loved rabbit three ways – confit leg, stuffed loin and pie – a hearty dish that sent us to bed happy.’ (‘The piped pop music, though, was at odds with the atmosphere.’) Wake to a ‘very good’ breakfast ‘overlooking the garden sloping into the hedges and hills’. A buffet holds home-made muesli and local yogurt; ‘thick country toast and home-made berry jam’ are served at table. (GC, and others)

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The Bell at Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Monmouthshire
NP7 8UH

Guest comments

'A fine base for exploring Monmouthshire. A congenial atmosphere and a happy buzz from the bar and restaurant. It is not cheap, and the dinner allowance seems nigardy, but it is a Guide hotel in the best of ways: the owners are clearly invested in making sure their guests have a good time. Each staff member on the small team is friendly, open and personable; you see the same people one day to the next. Our large, handsome room under the eaves had been intelligently redecorated and had a brilliant view. The ground-floor restaurant, with a smartened-up rustic look, serves refined pub grub. Servings are generous. ' - AS - March, 2016

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Tourist attractions

  • Grosmont Castle

    The remains of Grosmont Castle are set in the valley of the River Monnow.

  • Hereford Cathedral

    Visit the cathedral and view the Mappa Mundi.

  • Tintern Abbey

    The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales.