Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Thank you for guiding me to this ideal hotel in the heart of the Welsh market town,’ writes a reader who chose William Griffiths’s family-run establishment for a celebratory 70th birthday stay this year. ‘Everything was spot on.’ As was service from ‘exceptionally helpful, cheery staff’. Most bedrooms are in the main building, a Georgian coaching inn. Some are in the former mews, a Victorian lodge within the castle grounds, and two cottages. Hotel and mews bedrooms have upmarket fabrics, ‘proper coat-hangers’, bathrooms with toiletries. Public rooms display original artwork chosen by William’s gallery-owner mother. The award-laden afternoon tea showcases ‘feather-light scones, perfect pastries and cakes’ from the hotel’s bakery next door. For main meals try the Foxhunter bar or Oak Room restaurant – or head out to the Walnut Tree, a Michelin-starred sister enterprise. In the Oak Room, Paul Brown and Wesley Hammond’s menus cater to all comers, vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant… Perhaps butternut squash and aubergine Penang curry, or roast loin of venison. Breakfast brings a full English and smoked Bloody Mary. (David Sefton, VAA)
15 Cross Street
35. 2 in adjacent mews, plus 2-bedroom lodge and 2 cottages.
all year except 24–27 Dec.
lift, lounge, bar, tea room, restaurant, private function rooms, bakery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, courtyard, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
in restaurant and tea room.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in the Foxhunter bar and courtyard.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £109–£259, Set dinner £32, à la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.
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Book 7 Nights and Pay for 5 Flexible Special Offer
IDEAL ISOLATION (From £695.00) Special Offer: Book 7 nights stay and pay for 5 (based on 2 guests sharing). The stay is inclusive of the following (with the option to have breakfast delivered to you each day): Overnight accommodation in an Executive room. A buffet or à la carte breakfast. Escape to the countryside for large open spaces and plenty of fresh air. This offer is available to book now for stays until the end of September, however in the event the hotel remains closed, you will be able to change your dates at no charge, assuming there is availability. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.