A wine list is a difficult beast to look after. Prices change, vintages change, producers stop making certain wines – these are the easy administrative changes that we have to keep abreast of. The hard part is controlling the size of a wine list. Too big and it just puts people off and ties up [...]
Eat Local, Eat Fresh
There are few more pleasant things in life than looking at a menu with friends and family, drink in hand, after a day out in the fresh air. It all looks tempting and expectations are high. Staying at Gliffaes means you can have wonderful food right here and enjoy more than one glass of wine as there is no need to drive anywhere for dinner.
Gone are the days of having to accept poor food in Great Britain when you go out; we have become a nation of foodies – you expect good food. We realise that our reputation hangs by the last meal we serve you, whether it is a lamb chop for lunch, a scone for tea, ribeye steak for dinner or a kipper at breakfast. We have to get it right for you – that is our aim at Gliffaes.
Being in the middle of a National Park and surrounded by farmland that is not intensively farmed means we have especially good local lamb and beef in particular. Moving into autumn & winter you will enjoy the best of game, partridge, pheasant and venison. 2007 was the start of us growing vegetables for the hotel – all be it on a small scale at present.
Use the sub-menu in the right-hand column to find out more about, breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner or browse through the articles below to keep up to date with the best food that Gliffaes and South Wales has to offer. It goes without saying that we are always open to non-residents for all meals, although we do ask if you could telephone and book for dinner. 01874 730 371.
Dear Suters,Jean & Graham Butler - May 2011
Just a simple thank you both, and your splendid staff, for making our visit so enjoyable, particularly as it was Jean\'s first expedition beyond the gate for more than a year. Long may you keep up those standards.
Take a Look at the Wild Side of the Gliffaes Garden Foraging Walk and Lunch led by Adele Nozedar – Saturday 20th April 2013 At first glance, the tranquil acres surrounding Gliffaes Country House Hotel appear to be a carefully-tended paradise of manicured lawns, specifically-chosen plants and exquisite rare trees. And you’d be right in [...]
Tuscan Wine Tasting and Dinner – Saturday 16th February 2013 – NO MORE PLACES Four course dinner and a different Tuscan wine with each course. Following on from previous successful wine evenings we are repeating the formula but moving the wine focus to another part of the wine producing world. This time it is Tuscany [...]
- 20th November 2012
- Eat Local, Eat Fresh
Experimenting in the Gliffaes Kitchens Quite often people scoff at the point of Twitter but it is thanks to Twitter and the Abergavenny Food Festival that Susie made contact with Adele Nozedar, author of, ‘The Hedgerow Handbook‘. It also turns out that Adele lives just down the road from Gliffaes. After Susie went to hear [...]