BBC Great British Menu welcomes Chef Nick Brodie. Discover his cooking in the heart of Wales
1 Jun 2017
- Award-winning head chef Nick Brodie appears on 2017 Great British Menu show
- The Good Food Guide 2017 recognised Llangoed Hall as one of the Top 50 in the UK
- Local welsh produce inspires various seasonal menus at 3 AA Rosette Llangoed Hall
- Kitchen gardens at Llangoed Hall deliver between 45% and 95% of fruit/vegetables
The popular BBC show Great British Menu celebrates a taste of summer and 140 years of Wimbledon this year. 24 of Britain’s top chefs are competing on the show this year including Llangoed Hall’s Head Chef Nick Brodie. The theme of summer is well suited to Llangoed Hall where the hotel’s kitchen gardens produce some 95% of the fruit and vegetables used across the menus.
Nick Brodie, Llangoed Hall’s award-winning Head Chef has continued to fly the culinary flag for Wales. Llangoed Hall’s restaurant goes from strength to strength. Last year and for the second year in a row, Llangoed Hall appeared in The Good Food Guide and more notably in the guide’s Top 50 Restaurants in the UK. The Top 50 recognises the very best talent in the country. The hotel’s restaurant has also been awarded 3 AA Rosettes. 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.
Llangoed Hall has its own sustainability policy and it is keen for guests to witness its green initiatives. In the winter, Llangoed Hall can grow 45% of the vegetables, soft fruits and herbs that they require. It is during the summer that the gardens truly come alive and the hotel enjoys some 95% sustainability meaning chefs can pick produce and have this delivered to their plate in 2 minutes preserving both flavour and freshness. Guests will also see three busy egg houses in the grounds – Chicken, Duck and Quail, all here for their eggs, some 13,000 eggs were produced last year. At breakfast guests can select the type of eggs they prefer.
Llangoed Hall is nestled in seventeen acres of gardens and parkland in Brecon, Wales and isn’t a typical hotel. There is no reception desk and guests can enjoy an honesty bar whenever they like. This hotel is also home to a large telescope which guests are encouraged to use after dark to stargaze. In 2013, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) recognised the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales as the world’s fifth International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR).
The hotel offers a selection of menus and is open daily for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The menus include: lunch menu £25, four course dinner menu £75, eight course prestige tasting menu £85 (available with wine), eight course vegetarian prestige tasting menu £75 (also available with wine flight) and a Sunday lunch menu £30.
In 1987, Sir Bernard Ashley purchased Llangoed Hall converting it into a luxury hotel. Laura Ashley’s first ever garment is displayed at the hotel and one bedroom has Laura’s original wallpaper and furniture. Calum Milne, the hotel’s managing director has overseen the hotel’s refurbishment establishing it as Wales’s leading hotel and restaurant. He also unveiled the sustainability programme. Today, there are 23 bedrooms, each with their own individual style and personality.
Discover a Great British Menu in the heart of Wales.
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