The Bell at Skenfrith

‘A great base for exploring,’ Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson’s ‘pleasing, white-painted coaching inn’ stands overlooking an old stone bridge across the River Monmow, while ‘behind it, green hills gently rise’. More

Contact details

The Bell at Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Monmouthshire
NP7 8UH
Wales
01600 750235

Hotel information

Bedrooms

11.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar/sitting room, bar, restaurant, Wine Room (for reading, relaxing, private dining), function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (BT, Freeview), 2-acre grounds (terrace, garden), restaurant, bar and terrace wheelchair accessible.

Background music

'intermittently' in bar and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

'well-behaved dogs' allowed in bedrooms and Dog and Boot bar, biscuits, washing facilities, towels.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £150-£230, D,B&B £190-£270. A la carte £36. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A great base for exploring’, Richard Ireton and Sarah Hudson’s ‘pleasing, white-painted coaching inn’ stands overlooking an old stone bridge across the River Monmow, while ‘behind it, green hills gently rise’. Popular with walkers and their dogs, it accepts orders for picnic lunches. ‘When my friend said she’d have to leave before breakfast, they offered to pack her a smoked salmon sandwich,’ a Guide insider reports. A ‘large, handsome’ top-floor bedroom under the eaves, ‘decorated in tranquil shades’, had a seating area with sofa and table, ‘biscuits, ground coffee, milk in a vacuum flask’. Pricier rooms have, variously, a four-poster, a bath and walk-in shower, a separate sitting room. At night, all are ‘countryside silent’. In the dining room, Mr Ireton, ‘every inch the jolly innkeeper, toured the tables to chat’, as diners addressed themselves to chef Joseph Colman’s ‘very good, very satisfying’ cooking. A typical dish: Brecon lamb rump, olive mash, peas, fine green beans, minted jus. At breakfast there were local yogurts, smoked salmon, ‘three kinds of ham’, home-made bread (from the inn’s new bakery, recently opened) and jam, hot food cooked to order.

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The Bell at Skenfrith
Skenfrith
Monmouthshire
NP7 8UH

Guest comments

'A fine base for exploring Monmouthshire. A congenial atmosphere and a happy buzz from the bar and restaurant. It is not cheap, and the dinner allowance seems nigardy, but it is a Guide hotel in the best of ways: the owners are clearly invested in making sure their guests have a good time. Each staff member on the small team is friendly, open and personable; you see the same people one day to the next. Our large, handsome room under the eaves had been intelligently redecorated and had a brilliant view. The ground-floor restaurant, with a smartened-up rustic look, serves refined pub grub. Servings are generous. ' - AS - March, 2016

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