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A True Country House and Fishing Hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

A True Country House and Fishing Hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

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    23 Individual Rooms

    All rooms en-suite with super comfy Vi-spring beds.

  • country house hotel in wales restaurant

    Great Locally Sourced Menus

    And over 100 wines in the cellar.

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    Explore our Arboretum

    33 acres of gardens & trees.

  • Fly Fishing on the Usk

    One of the best trout rivers in the UK.

A True Country House And Fishing Hotel

Gliffaes is one of the finest hotels in South Wales, established in part thanks to our unrivalled reputation as a true country house and fishing hotel. You’ll discover Gliffaes off the beaten track, tucked away in the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounded by the rolling hills of the Black Mountains. Standing since 1885, our 23-bedroom hotel has been held close to the heart of the Brabner & Suter families for over 70 years and is the only four-star hotel in the Brecon Beacons.

Set in 33 acres of stunning grounds and mature woodlands, Gliffaes boasts its own stretch of river Usk and a 19th Century arboretum. No other hotels in the Brecon Beacons can compete with our reputation of having some of the best fly fishing in the UK.

Dear James, We really loved our stay – it was a break from reality. Your hotel is a delightfully timeless haven filled with wonderful art, impeccable service and superb food. Not to mention it’s also  in an inspiringly beautiful location. Please don’t  change anything at all! 

Update from 24th June 2022 – James & Susie Suter are retiring and Gliffaes Hotel will be closed from Friday 23rd September 2022. Should you have a booking with us from this date we will be in touch with you personally very shortly.
Important Information with regards to the days Gliffaes is open

Like many of our fellow hospitality businesses, we are suffering from staff shortages. It is very difficult currently to staff a full seven-day operation thus we have cut down to a five-day a week operation in order to give the staff we have two days off a week. We will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (occasionally this may be Mondays & Tuesdays). This is likely to be the case for the rest of the year.



Suggested Brecon Beacons Itinerary

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An ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons

Of course, fishing is not for everyone but Gliffaes makes an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot, bike, by car or even on horseback. When you return, you can be sure that a great, locally sourced seasonal menu will be waiting for you in the restaurant. Enjoy lunch on our sunny terrace or afternoon tea in front of the open fire in winter.

With independent shops, vibrant galleries, pubs and restaurants galore you simply must visit the beautiful village of Crickhowell; hotels on par with Gliffaes are few and far between and given both our proximity to the Brecon Beacons National Park and our provenance in the area there is no better place to stay. Book direct for the very best rates.

Your Stay Supports Local Tree Planting

Gliffaes is very proud to be supporting local tree-planting charity, Stump Up for Trees, whose stated aim is to plant one million trees on marginal land across the Brecon Beacons. Our initiative is called Room for Trees and we are donating £1 for every room night we sell and asking that all our guests make a small £2.50 donation when they check out. Find out more. 


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“Gliffaes Country House Hotel has been a hotel for a number of years and speaks of yesteryear comfort On short stays, you don't need to…”


Storms Eunice & Franklin
storm damage at Gliffaes

Gliffaes did certainly not get away unscathed from the successive storms that blew across the country over the last weekend. I was fearing the worst for the hotel’s roof which is still under repair and covered in scaffolding with some pitches only partly tiled. Amazingly, nothing was lifted off but the rain was driven into...

storm damage at Gliffaes