The Angel Hotel

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Whether you stay in the Victorian lodge in Abergavenny Castle grounds, in the former stables, or in the main building, William Griffiths’s Georgian coaching inn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons continues to impress. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Whether you stay in the Victorian lodge in Abergavenny Castle grounds, in the former stables, or in the main building, William Griffiths’s Georgian coaching inn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons continues to impress. Guide insiders endorse last year’s award of a César, noting ‘many good things’, from ‘best reading lights ever’ to a weather forecast delivered to your room, with advice on the next day’s activities. Bedrooms have neutral decor, contemporary furnishing, and a Villeroy & Boch or Fired Earth bathroom. Staff are ‘exceptionally helpful, willing and cheery’. William’s gallery-owner mother selects the artwork for public rooms, while the hotel bakery provides cakes for afternoon tea. You can dine in the Foxhunter bar or more formally in the Oak Room, where menus cater to all, including children and vegans. ‘At dinner a pianist played. We had delicious asparagus and lemon sole goujons.’ Alternatively, at sister establishment The Walnut Tree, veteran chef Shaun Hill holds a Michelin star. Breakfast, served until 11 am, brings smoothies, smoked 
fish, local sausages, a full vegan or full vegetarian. (A and CR, and others)

Hotel details

Address

15 Cross Street
Abergavenny
Monmouthshire
NP7 5EN
Wales

Telephone

01873 857121

Bedrooms

35. 2 in adjacent mews, 
and 4 cottages.

Open

all year except 24–27 Dec.

Facilities

lift, lounge, bar, tea room, restaurant, private function rooms, bakery, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, courtyard, public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in restaurant and tea room, pianist in restaurant Fri and Sat dinner.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in the Foxhunter bar and courtyard.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £139–£259, 
À la carte £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Comments about The Angel Hotel

Avery well run hotel. Bedroom equipped with all you could need including local information and a daily weather forecast. Helpful staff and good food. Live pianist. - CR - June 2019
Everything was spot on down to the radio tuned to Radio 4 and provision of 'proper' coat hangers. Their bakery, next door, is superb. Guests for my 70th birthday celebrations were equally impressed, and our meal at The Walnut Tree was perfection. (I believe it is partly owned by the Angel). - David Sefton - June 2018
An elegant, comfortable hotel with an excellent choice of public rooms to relax in. The staff, all of them, were exceptionally helpful, willing and cheery. We enjoyed a first class meal in the restaurant and various bar snacks and afternoon tea during our stay - faultless. Hope to return very soon. - Mrs VA Alexander - June 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide