Ynyshir Hall Celebrate Double Gold Win at National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015
30 Mar 2015
-Gold for ‘Best Place to Stay – Hotel’ and Gold for ‘Best Place to Eat – Restaurant Small’
-Ynyshir Hall unveiled a new Chef’s Table Dining Experience in March inside the Kitchen
-Gareth Ward won his first Michelin Star in 2014 at Ynyshir Hall
-Ynyshir Hall are current ‘AA Hotel of the Year, Wales 2015′
- New Break at Ynyshir Hall coincides with New Moma Wales Exhibition celebrating Led Zeppelin and Mid-Wales between 25th April and 20th June
The cream of the Welsh tourist industry has been celebrated at an event to showcase creativity and excellence. Wales’ best places to stay, eat and enjoy a day out have been honoured at the National Tourism Awards for Wales 2015, organised by Visit Wales.
Ynyshir Hall, in Mid Wales, were shortlisted in both categories; ‘Best Place to Stay – Hotel’ and ‘Best Place to Eat – Restaurant Small’. In a nail biting ‘Oscar’ style award ceremony Ynyshir Hall came out as Gold winners in both categories!
These two prestigious awards are added to the Michelin Star, Good Food Guide ‘Chef to Watch’, three AA Rosettes, and AA Hotel of the Year for Wales, making 2015 a truly unique year for Ynyshir.
After the traumas of the last few years, Ynyshir Hall is proud to be back at the very top of the game.
Justifying the investment in both time and money since Joan & Rob Reen regained ownership, Ynyshir now has the best team ever to take Ynyshir Hall forward.
New Chef’s Table Dining Experience
Up to eight guests have front row seats into the preparation of award winning food in a new Chef’s Table Dining Experience. Gareth Ward achieved his first Michelin Star at this award winning hotel in Wales in 2014. The Chef’s Table which launched this March has been designed to allow guests to use their senses and see, taste and smell the wide variety of ingredients that go into the ‘Culinary Adventure Menu’ comprising 11 courses as selected by Gareth Ward.
Gareth has been granted complete freedom by hotel owners Joan and Rob Reen and his innovative approach to cuisine has attracted many new customers to Ynyshir Hall’s 25-cover restaurant. The addition of a Chef’s Table will allow guests to interact with Gareth and enjoy the action from the heart of the kitchen.
The Chef’s Table at Ynyshir Hall can be booked for dinner Monday – Saturday. A sample of some dishes on the ‘Culinary Adventure Menu’ include; Not French Onion Soup, Mackerel Sweet & Sour, Salmon Belly Cream Cheese – Rye – Pickle, Heritage Potato – Yeast – Egg – Bianchetto truffle, Welsh Wagyu, Cauliflower Cheese and Parsnip Porridge among others. Each dish can be paired with a wine selected by the sommelier and before the Chef’s Table experience begins each guest is invited to start the dining journey with a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
The Chef’s Table is priced from £115.00 per person based on the 11 courses and includes a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne.
New Break at Ynyshir Hall coincides with New Moma Wales Exhibition celebrating Led Zeppelin in Mid-Wales between 25th April and 20th June
A new exhibition showing at MOMA Wales from April 25 until June 20 2015, entitled Bron Yr Aur will pay homage to the remote 300-year-old stone cottage of the same name where Jimmy Page and Robert Plant retreated after a long tour with Led Zeppelin in 1970.
US artist Jim Stallings, a fan of Led Zeppelin since childhood, has painted various scenes of Bron Yr Aur, which sits hidden in the hills surrounding Machynlleth, where many of the songs that appeared on the band’s third album including the misspelt ‘The Bron Y Aur Stomp’ were written. Known as ‘Artist’s Valley’, the picturesque hillside has attracted many artists and musicians over the years, from Turner in the Victorian era to Led Zeppelin in the 70s, whose most famous track Stairway to Heaven was inspired by a trail running through the misty mountainside.
Available throughout the exhibition period, a special ‘Stairway to Heaven’ break costs £415.00 for two people including one night with a Michelin dinner and daily breakfast and a guided walk through the Artist’s Valley, with views of the Dyfi Estuary and woodland steeped in history crowned with splendid varieties of native plants, giving an insight into this heavenly landscape (two hours). Entry to MOMA is free.
Eglwysfach, Powys, Wales, SY20 8TA Telephone: 01654 781209 Twitter @ynyshirhall
Rooms From £215.00 inclusive of breakfast, based on two sharing /
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from £315.00 based on two sharing