The Bell at Skenfrith

Location Skenfrith

Postcode NP7 8UH

Telephone 01600 750235

££-£££

Why we love it...

One of Wales’s finest inns

The Place

Though contemporary and cosy rarely coincide, The Bell at Skenfrith is one place that convincingly combines the two. Tucked into the fold of a hill in the Welsh Marches, it has all the ingredients for a winter break that metropolitans could wish for: a huge inglenook radiating heat, surrounded by sofa, settle and rocking chair; a candlelit, flagstone dining room serving locally sourced modern British dishes -planned around vegetables and fruits grown in the kitchen garden – along with a well-organised wine list (with a generous range of half bottles and wines by the glass); and 11 delightful, simple-sophisticated bedrooms.
Converted in 2001 by Janet and William Hutchings, the formerly run-down inn stands on the Monnow River close to Skenfrith Castle in an unchanged village. There are wonderful walks from the door, including the 18-mile Three Castles Walk, which is demanding but possible in a single day. If you want to do it in two days, the staff, if not too busy, will pick you up at the end of the first day. When you get back, you could have a Jersey cream tea to ease your sore feet.
The Bell has regular special offers. As we went to press, they were offering two nights dinner, bed and breakfast for two people from £340.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 11 double, all with bath; all rooms have phone, TV
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea
Facilities bar, dining room, function room, terrace, garden
Children accepted, but not for evening meals unless eating from the a la carte menu or aged 8+
Disabled disabled loo downstairs, upstairs not suitable
Pets dogs - £5/night (by prior arrangement); not to be left unattended or allowed into the restaurant

To Book

Contact Janet and William Hutchings
Call 01600 750235
Fax 01600 750525
Email enquiries@skenfrith.co.uk
Website www.skenfrith.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Skenfrith, Monmouthshire NP7 8UH
Payment

The Location

Find this place: beside river, off minor road on edge of village in own grounds; ample off road car parking

What's nearby: Brecon Beacons National Park; Ross-on-Wye; Hereford; Hay-on-Wye; Abergavenny; Monmouth