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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Gliffaes Hotel will be closed until we are told we can open!

Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales. Gliffaes will not be opening for outdoor dining only, I am afraid it is just not viable for us.

This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.

Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.

Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.

James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.


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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.

Work to the Hotel’s Roof – Nov 2021 to Feb 2022

I have been putting off this job for some time due to the complexities of working on a listed building and with a resident colony of lesser horseshoe bats to consider as well. I should have done it while locked down last winter but hindsight is a wonderful thing and these things take time to put into action.

The work will be done in two phases beginning on the 1st November. During this phase, the hotel’s north wing will be scaffolded and all the roof tiles replaced. This will hopefully be finished by Christmas. In the New Year phase two will start. This will see the scaffolding move to the front and east side of the building and we will tackle the large flat lead roof. We aim to finish by the end of Feb 2022.

How will this affect coming to stay at Gliffaes?

During both phases, there will be scaffolding across some of the hotel’s bedroom windows and in the main courtyard. We are not planning to sell the bedrooms affected during the week due to the comings and goings of the roofers past the windows and due to the noise. However, during the weekend the roofers will not be working. If you are prepared to put up with the scaffolding across your window we are prepared to offer you a very good rate for the weekend. See here for the details.

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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.


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