The Whitebrook

Embedded firmly in the Wye valley, Chris and Kirsty Harrod’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms again delighted readers’ taste buds in 2018. More

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NP25 4TX
01600 860254

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all year, except 24–26 Dec, 1–16 Jan, restaurant closed Mon, and Tues lunch.


lounge/bar, restaurant, business facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), terrace, 2-acre garden, River Wye 2 miles (fishing), restaurant and women’s toilet wheelchair accessible.

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‘chill-out’ in restaurant and lounge.


all ages welcomed, not to be left unattended in rooms, over-8 only in restaurants on weekdays, over-16 only at weekends.


only guide dogs allowed.

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Amex, MasterCard, Visa.


per room B&B £130-£235, D,B&B £240–£399. 7-course dinner £82, set lunch £39–£59.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Embedded firmly in the Wye valley, Chris and Kirsty Harrod’s Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms again delighted readers’ taste buds in 2018. Once located – ‘above a hamlet’s single track road, only signed once you’re there’ – it offers guests a fine welcome: ‘Lazarus and his Salvador Dalí moustache greeted us with enthusiasm, showed us our room and returned with warm, meltingly delicious Welsh cake.’ ‘Well-equipped’ contemporary bedrooms are ‘functional rather than overtly luxurious’, with ‘good-quality bedding, enormous bath and walk-in shower, organic toiletries and very good tea from a Cornish estate’. Chris’s cooking, however, is the true star. The veteran of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons exploits the verdant locale to forage for ingredients, combining them with local produce to spectacular effect, perhaps Huntsham Farm sucking pig, caramelised celeriac, pear, lamb’s sorrel. ‘The food is absolutely delicious, the concepts brilliant. My wife declared the poached pear with buttermilk, maritime pine yogurt crumble to be the finest dessert she’d tasted.’ Good food comes with ‘knowledgeable, efficient and very entertaining service: a great meal’. (David Hampshire)

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The Whitebrook
NP25 4TX

Guest comments

'A super restaurant-with-rooms. Lazarus greeted us with enthusiasm. Rooms are functional rather than luxurious, but well equipped. Comfortable bed, quality bedding, The bathroom had a big bath, walk-in shower - and a window. The food is delicious, the concepts are brilliant . ' - David Hampshire - January, 2018
'The situation is lovely. An ideal position for Chris to pursue his love of foraging for unusual ingredients. The midweek special offer was good value. We so enjoyed the cooking and the relaxing dining atmosphere. All was simply described but elaborately prepared....and delicious. Service was excellent. Breakfast had an interesting list of cooked dishes, mostly using local suppliers. A small but comfortable room on the second floor. ' - 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. 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. 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

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide