The Whitebrook

Amid stone walls and wooded lanes deep in the Wye valley, Chris and Kirsty Harrod’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms is liked for its ‘relaxing atmosphere’, ‘excellent, professional staff’ and ‘unpretentious, really super food’. More

Contact details

The Whitebrook
Whitebrook
Monmouthshire
NP25 4TX
Wales
01600 860254

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8

Open

all year except 24–26 Dec, restaurant closed Mon.

Facilities

lounge/bar, restaurant, business facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 3-acre garden, River Wye 2 miles (fishing), only restaurant suitable for disabled.

Background music

‘chill-out music’ in restaurant and lounge.

Children

not under 12.

Dogs

only guide dogs allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room D,B&B £223–£363. Tasting menu £74, set dinner £59.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Amid stone walls and wooded lanes deep in the Wye valley, Chris and Kirsty Harrod’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms is liked for its ‘relaxing atmosphere’, ‘excellent, professional staff’ and ‘unpretentious, really super food’. ‘The unspoilt woods and countryside are an ideal position for chef/patron Chris to pursue his love of foraging for wild and unusual ingredients’ – and the results, including a sophisticated vegetarian menu, ‘surprise and delight’. Unusual herb combinations and garden flowers share culinary glory with locally grown produce in ‘fresh, modern, attractive’ dishes, perhaps roast Jerusalem artichokes, goat’s curd, forest findings, rosemary; organic Rhug Estate venison, smoked beets, celeriac. ‘Restful, well-decorated’ bedrooms, some recently refurbished, are the cherry on top. Choose well – a first-floor room was found to be ‘a good size’, while one on the second floor was called ‘small, but comfortable’. All, however, have a ‘comfy bed’, ‘good toiletries’ and ‘plenty of towels’. Breakfast brings ‘very freshly squeezed’ orange juice; an ‘interesting list’ of cooked dishes. ‘Absolutely spot-on.’ (P and JT, T and GA)

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The Whitebrook
Whitebrook
Monmouthshire
NP25 4TX

Guest comments

'The situation is as lovely as ever. An ideal position for Chris to pursue his love of foraging for unusual ingredients. The midweek special offer was good value. A friendly young man whizzed us up the narrow stairs to our small but comfortable room on the second floor. The restaurant is a long, thin room, with a small lounge area by the front door. We so enjoyed the cooking and the relaxing dining atmosphere. All was simply described but elaborately prepared....and delicious. Service was excellent, very professional. Breakfast had a small selection of cereals, plus an interesting list of cooked dishes, mostly using local suppliers. Orange juice was freshly squeezed. Toast was good; our scrambled eggs elegantly served in a "bird's nest" of smoked salmon. Good cafetière coffee. ' - Pat and Jeremy Temple - April, 2015
'Chris Harrod and his team live up fully to the heritage. The building looks the same from the outside, but inside everything has been refreshed and redecorated. The dining room and bar area are brighter and airier, with well-designed lighting. Tables are well spaced and of a sensible size. Chris’s food is modern and delicious. He uses local suppliers, and foraged ingredients. All the guest rooms have been improved. Ours on the first floor was a good size, with a comfortable bed, two comfortable chairs, flat-screen TV. The bathroom was well decorated, with a comfortable bath and a big walk-in shower. It isn’t a five-star hotel, but in its territory of “restaurant with rooms” it has worked out its approach and delivers it spot-on, not least because of its kind and helpful staff. ' - Tony and Ginny Ayers - March, 2015
'Chris Harrod took over last autumn. The food is very special - he uses local produce right down to the flowers in the garden. It makes it all taste so fresh and different. The staff are friendly and relaxed. We had one of the rooms on the second floor which had all we needed, though the first floor rooms looked more spacious. ' - Humphrey Norrington - August, 2014

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