all year except 24–26 Dec, restaurant closed Mon.
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.
‘chill-out music’ in restaurant and lounge.
not under 12.
only guide dogs allowed.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 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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