Award-Winning Welsh Dining at Wales’s Finest
6 Jul 2016
- Vast kitchen gardens at Llangoed Hall deliver between 45% and 95% of fruit and vegetables throughout the year
- 3 AA Rosettes, Notable Wine List Award, The Good Food Guide Top 50 Restaurants
- Head Chef Nick Brodie has created Prestige Menus with Wine Flight celebrating Welsh produce and local suppliers
- Green Credentials including winner Conde Nast Johansens ‘Best for Green Practices Award’ 2016 and nomination for ‘Sustainable Business Award’ at The Cateys 2016
- SUMMER ESCAPE package including dinner and breakfast celebrating Welsh cuisine
Located in the picturesque Welsh village of Llyswen in Powys, Llangoed Hall is one of the UK’s highest rated hotels and restaurants. The hotel’s vast kitchen gardens deliver up to 95% of the fruit and vegetables in the summer months. Head chef Nick Brodie has been celebrated as one of the very best talents in the country and Llangoed Hall is ranked as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in the prestigious Good Food Guide. The AA have also awarded the restaurant 3 AA Rosettes and Notable Wine List. The Sunday Times with Hardens, awarded Llangoed Hall a number one listing for Wales, making this Wales’s leading dining destination.
Everything about dining at Llangoed Hall connects what is served on the plate to the close proximity of the outdoors. Nick Brodie works with local Welsh suppliers and makes use not only of the kitchen gardens but also three egg houses. Chicken, Duck and Quail, all here for their eggs are on display in their designated houses producing some 11,000 eggs per year. At breakfast guests can select the type of eggs they prefer. Nick works with a selection of local suppliers including Morgans Family Butchers in Brecon, Swansea Fish and Vin Sullivan. Most ingredients in fact are sourced within a 5 mile radius. The hotel’s award-winning wine card even includes Welsh wine including the Ancre Hill Estates regional white wine, Monmouth and Ancre Hill Estates sparkling wine.
The Prestige Menu, also available as an entirely Vegetarian menu highlights Nick Brodie’s talents and includes:
Portland Cock Crab / Buttermilk / Rhubarb / Oxalis Novas Chardonnay
Scallop Ceviche / Kolhrabi / Oscietra Caviar / Garden Salad Churton
Sea Bass / Pickled Vegetables / Tomato Cesari / ‘Fiorile’
Seared Duck Foie Gras / Smoked Eel / Puffed Rice / Miso / Apple
Welsh Black Beef Fillet / Fermented Leaves / Wasabi / Soy Glaze
Fourme d’ ambert / Pear / Raisin / Glace Walnut
Rhubarb / Meringue / Mint / Lime / White Chocolate
Valrhona Chocolate Laminate / Raspberry / Cocoa Nib
The menu is priced £95.00 per person with the option of 8 glasses of wine from £74.00 per person.
Llangoed Hall was Clough Williams Ellis’ first major commission and predates Portmeirion, his renowned Italianate village in North Wales, by over a decade. Formerly known as Llangoed Castle, it was later largely rebuilt in 1632 by Sir Henry Williams in the classic Jacobean Manor House style. In 1987, Sir Bernard Ashley, founder of Elanbach bought the property and restored the Hall to its former glory. Although Laura Ashley never actually lived at Llangoed Hall her influence can be seen throughout. After her premature death, 30 years ago in 1985, Bernard decided to buy Llangoed Hall in her memory, and its elegant décor reflects the designer’s legacy with charming rooms full of her flowery fabrics and style, family photographs and Sir Bernard’s own impressive collection of art and antiques including works by James Whistler. Laura Ashley’s first ever garment is displayed at the hotel and one bedroom has Laura’s original wallpaper and furniture. Today, there are 23 bedrooms, each with an individual style.
The restaurant at the hotel offers beautiful views of the gardens at Llangoed Hall. The room is filled with Sir Bernard Ashley’s personal collection of art, as is the entire hotel. Works include magnificent original antiques, sketches by the American-born artist and society wit, James McNeil Whistler and works by Herman Dudley Murphy and Augustus John.
Only nine miles away, the market town of Hay-on-Wye is bookshop heaven (Jane Fonda, Sting and Lauren Bacall have all stayed at Llangoed Hall during the annual Hay Literary Festival in May).
Llangoed Hall, Llyswen, Brecon, Powys LD3 0YP 01874 754525 Twitter@ TheLlangoedHall
A night at Llangoed Hall is priced from £150.00 B&B based on two sharing
SUMMER ESCAPE PACKAGE
From £250.00 per room per night including dinner and breakfast (£100 dinner allowance), subject to availability, available until end of September and bookings via telephone call