Good Hotel Guide Review
In a semi-rural patch of the Brecon Beacons, on the edge of the smallest town in the UK, Roger and Emma Stevens’s welcoming restaurant-with-rooms, which prides itself on being green, is pleasantly cut off from the urban world. Let the sound of traffic and the ring of telephones become distant memories; borrow a book from the collection in the large sitting room, and settle in (a log fire burns in cool weather). The ‘superb’ views from the traditionally furnished bedrooms stretch for miles: gaze out over a drink from the well-equipped hospitality tray. In the restaurant, Roger Stevens cooks ‘exceptional’ daily-changing menus with a Mediterranean influence; vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes are happily prepared, by arrangement. Hearty breakfasts are served in the conservatory. The Stevenses are helpful hosts who can advise on walking, pony trekking, lost (and found) gardens and ruined castles with equal expertise. Think green: incentives are offered to guests who arrive by public transport. Drawing room, restaurant (booking essential), conservatory. Function room. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). No background music. Small garden; patio. Parking. Children (high teas on request; no under-8s in restaurant) and dogs (by arrangement) welcomed. 8 bedrooms. Per room B&B £90–£120, D,B&B £160–£190, except during Royal Welsh Show week. Closed Christmas Day.
10% discount voucher
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A classic Norman motte and bailey castle.