Llanthony Priory Hotel

Ecclesiastical historians rejoice! More

Contact details

Llanthony Priory Hotel
Llanthony
Monmouthshire
NP7 7NN
Wales
01873 890 487

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. All with shared showers/bathrooms.

Open

Fri-Sun (Nov-Mar), Tues-Sun (Apr-Oct), 27 Dec-1 Jan, closed Mon except bank holidays.

Facilities

lounge, bar, dining room, no Wi-Fi or TV, extensive grounds (including priory ruins), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 5.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Mastercard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £75-£80, double £95-£100.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Ecclesiastical historians rejoice! In the ‘romantic’ setting of a vertiginous valley beneath the Black mountains, this ‘atmospheric’ small hotel partly occupies an ivy-clad medieval tower. It is one of four Grade 1 listed buildings in the ruined priory’s precincts. Until recently, the rooms that housed 12th-century Augustinian monks remained a ‘fairly hairshirt’ prospect. ‘Dark and cold, with rickety furniture wobbling on uneven floors.’ Now, thank heavens, a decent facelift. ‘Bedrooms have been refurbished in a tasteful and restful way. They are minimal, not minimalist, in a style appropriate to the ancient buildings; they have a comfortable bed and good bedding, a chair, dressing table, good bedside lights and little else. No knick-knacks.’ Tower shower rooms still require an ascent or descent of the spiral staircase. Dinner, served in the vaulted crypt by the log fire, is for trenchermen not gourmands, perhaps Abbot’s Casserole – beef in wine, tomato and chestnut sauce; Brother James Pork – tenderloin simmered in apple, cider and cranberry. Numerous opportunities to walk it off include nearby Offa’s Dyke, and the opposite hillside from where JMW Turner once painted the skeletal ruins. (AT, IB)

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Llanthony Priory Hotel
Llanthony
Monmouthshire
NP7 7NN

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