‘Timeless standards of comfort’ keep guests coming back to this Italianate mansion ‘in a wonderful position’ on the River Usk. More

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Gliffaes Road
01874 730371

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23. 4 in cottage, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.


all year except Jan.


2 sitting rooms, conservatory, bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 33-acre garden (tennis, croquet, private stretch of the River Usk for fly-fishing).

Background music

in bar in evening.


all ages welcomed.


not allowed indoors (kennels available).

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all major cards.


[2017] per room B&B £139–£298, D,B&B £217–£376. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings refused high-season weekends.

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Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Timeless standards of comfort’ keep guests coming back to this Italianate mansion ‘in a wonderful position’ on the River Usk. The sporting hotel, ‘a fine house’, has been owned by three generations of the same family for 72 years; today, Susie and James Suter and Peta Brabner are at the helm. Past the foyer wallpapered in fishing prints, bedrooms are decorated in period country house style – a spread of toile de Jouy here, a hand-embroidered canopy over a four-poster bed there. Downstairs, dusky-rose walls are hung with paintings in the book- and flower-filled drawing room – a popular spot for afternoon tea. Come evening, chef Karl Cheetham uses seasonal, local and home-grown produce in his ‘flavourful, inventive’ modern dishes, perhaps roast lamb, crisp sweetbread and faggot, swede mash, rosemary tuile. ‘It’s first-class value for money,’ say regular Guide readers this year. ‘And we appreciate that the chef responds to special requests if he is able.’ In sunshine, laze on the terrace, or follow an ‘impressive’ walk among ‘magnificent’ specimen trees. (M and PB, and others)

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Gliffaes Road

Guest comments

'Driving into the grounds of this lovely old house was a delightful introduction. We were greated warmly. We had booked d,b&b and were able to choose freely from the a la carte menu. The menu was imaginative and far from standard hotel fare. Each dish was a work of art. Wines were on the expensive side, but fully complemented the quality of the food. This was, the first hotel I have stayed at where the extensive breakfast menu choice was presented on the plate with all the artistry and flourish of a master chef. The staff were all attentive and helpful throughout our stay. ' - Roy Coates - June, 2017
'My wife and I (86 & 85 respectively) have stayed annually at Gliffaes for many years. The thing we like about it is it’s timeless standards of comfort, cleanliness, service and food. Karl Cheetham the chef and his team produce excellent food with the accent on flavour and inventiveness and not on presentation; not chasing a Michelin star or other accolades. and first class value for money Although the menu is fixed he will always respond to special requests if he is able. ' - Dr. Michael & Pauline Bastick - July, 2016
'A very nice hotel. The food was good and plentiful. One day we had an excellent packed lunch. The River Usk runs through the grounds, and I availed myself of a productive evening fishing. The staff were a credit to the hotel ' - Peter Anderson - July, 2013
'This was perfect. The beautiful setting in the hills with the River Usk below. All the staff were effecient, well trained and delighted to serve us, and the warmth of their welcome matched the roaring log fires in the enormous fire places. The spacious, beautifully designed public rooms are decorated and furnished to the highest standards. We paid extra for a large twin bedroom which had comfy armchairs as well. The dinner was magnificent, even if only four mains to choose from. ' - Brian and Gwen Thomas - March, 2013

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