The Angel Hotel

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

Behind a neo-classical façade, this Georgian coaching inn is a happy mix of local drop-in, hotel and restaurant. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Behind a neo-classical façade, this Georgian coaching inn is a happy mix of local drop-in, hotel and restaurant. Gregory Peck ate here in 1945 on his way to Fishguard to film Moby Dick. If, like him, you feel peckish, food is served all day in the Foxhunter Bar, with its deep leather sofas and wooden chairs and tables. Here, and in the Oak Room, the ‘interesting and inviting’ menu has something for everyone (steaks, seafood platter, veggie options, fish and chips). Bedrooms have a neutral palette, contemporary furnishings, a Villeroy & Boch or Fired Earth bathroom. Trusted readers were pleased to be upgraded to an ‘extremely comfortable, clean, quiet’ rear-facing deluxe room with ‘a super shower’. 'Flowers were a nice touch', as were 'excellent table lights' for reading. ‘Our bedroom was small but well equipped and very quiet,’ relates another. 'The bathroom was one of the best we have encountered.' 'Very good breakfasts' include bread and pastries from the Angel Bakery next door, while sister venture the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree Inn is a ten-minute taxi ride away. ‘A strikingly well-run hotel in an efficient but unobtrusive way.’ (Geoffrey Bignell, Robert Cooper, Martin Daly)

Hotel details


15 Cross Street


01873 857121


31. 2 in adjacent mews.


all year except the nights of 24, 25 Dec. and from 4 pm 26 Dec.


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

Background music

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


all ages welcomed, extra bed (12 and under) £26, free cot.


allowed in the Foxhunter bar and courtyard.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £165. À la carte £50, 3-course set-price menu £46. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

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Special offers

'Winter Wonderland' Special Offer

WINTER WONDERLAND. From £274.00. One night stay (based on 2 guests sharing) inclusive of the following: Overnight accommodation. Choice of a cooked or continental breakfast. Upon arrival: a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie per person. Dinner in the Oak Room or Foxhunter Bar (allocation of £46 per person). Upon arrival: Recommend local shopping. Complimentary upgrade (based upon availability). Valid from Thursday 23rd November – Saturday 23rd December 2023. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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