The Angel Hotel

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire

At the heart of a market town on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, William Griffiths’s Georgian coaching inn is today a stylish contemporary hotel. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

At the heart of a market town on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, William Griffiths’s Georgian coaching inn is today a stylish contemporary hotel. Sister ventures include the next-door bakery, which provides cakes for afternoon tea, the Art Shop, which supplies works to adorn Farrow & Ball-painted walls, and the nearby Walnut Tree Inn, where Shaun Hill holds a Michelin star. Smart bedrooms are decorated in restful shades, with bathroom fittings by Villeroy & Boch or Fired Earth, and designer fabrics. ‘All was very nice and efficient, and the staff were lovely,’ writes a reader. ‘Blankets and sheets were provided on request’ for Guide insiders who think duvets are the work of the devil. You can eat in the Foxhunter bar or the Oak Room, from a menu for all tastes, with children’s dishes and good veggie options. Maybe butternut squash and aubergine curry with coconut rice, or dry-aged Welsh beef rib-eye steak. At breakfast there is ‘good OJ, delicious granola’, smoked salmon, local sausages. ‘Even my sister, who doesn’t like hotels, said how much she liked the Angel.’ (Josie Mayers, and others)

Hotel details


15 Cross Street


01873 857121


31. 2 in adjacent mews.


all year except 24–27 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 £26.


allowed in the Foxhunter bar and courtyard.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £145. À la carte £50. 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