Pen-y-Dyffryn

Oswestry, Shropshire

A morning newsletter lends a personal touch at the Hunter family’s dog-friendly hotel in rolling countryside with views to the Welsh hills. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A morning newsletter lends a personal touch at the Hunter family’s dog-friendly hotel in rolling countryside with views to the Welsh hills. It is run by Miles and Audrey Hunter with son Tommy and daughter Charlotte (sibling Henry has The Castle, Bishop’s Castle, see entry). ‘On arrival, we were treated to tea and scones,’ writes a reader on a return visit, touched that the kitchen had baked a gluten-free scone for him. Bedrooms are in the main house and coach house, with two new luxury rooms in a garden annexe. Several have a spa bath, some a private terrace. Our reader had ‘a super-king-size bed, comfy armchairs, and home-made brownies to boot’. Another added that the decor was ‘a bit tired’, but ‘the hotel has intrinsic charm’. Guide insiders who enthused about the ‘wonderful location, building and garden’ were dismayed to see plastic flowers. At dinner the food was ‘tasty, cooked to a high standard’. At breakfast, ‘the menu is extensive, and some dishes are inventive’, but one couple with small children found the service slow. (Steve Hur, John Barnes, and others)

Hotel details

Address

Rhydycroesau
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY10 7JD
England

Telephone

01691 653700

Bedrooms

14. 4, each with patio, in coach house, 2 garden suites with patio, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year except Christmas.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (summer house, dog-walking area, fly-fishing pool).

Background music

in evening in bar and restaurant.

Children

not under 3.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms after 6.30 pm.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £75–£110, D,B&B £99–£145, single occupancy £99–£120. Set menu £45. 1-night bookings occasionally refused Sat.

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25% off dinner, bed and breakfast, and complimentary afternoon tea and scones during October, November & December 2020. Rates from £90.00 per person per night DBB. Offers not to be combined with other promotions. The hotel is also running a 10% discount off in-house spa treatments during this period. To benefit from these offers, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.


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