Yearly Archives: 2011

Talgarth Mill

The village of Talgarth is just a 20 minute drive over the Black Mountains from Gliffaes. The fully restored flour mill and bakery opened in August after a community restoration project funded by nearly a million pounds of lottery money and it has been money well spent. It was firmly put on the map by...

01 December 2011

Gold Award for Gliffaes

Gliffaes is once again very proud to receive recognition for our efforts from Visit Wales, Wales’s official tourism body. Gliffaes is one of only 27 hotels in Wales to receive the Visit Wales Gold Award for 2012 which is given for ‘outstanding quality, exceptional comfort and hospitality’. The award is given by the Visit Wales...

24 November 2011

Autumn still going strong

It is the middle of November and the colours on the magnificent trees at Gliffaes are still something to behold. By rights we should have had a frost or two by now and most of the trees would have turned or dropped their leaves by now. However, the very mild weather we are enjoying has...

17 November 2011

A Good Autumn Day Out

Not everyone who comes to the Brecon Beacons and Gliffaes wants to spend all day walking up mountains and across the moors. When I was invited to visit the newly restored Bedwellty House in Tredegar I thought it would be good to put together a suggested day out in the South Wales Valleys. Please don’t...

21 September 2011

Late Season Trout Fishing on the Usk

The trout season on the River Usk ends on the 30th September and with the pleasantly warm weather we have been enjoying at Gliffaes over the last few days combined with a good height of water means that conditions are tip top for fly fishing. A 42lbs. salmon was landed at Llanover, downstream of Gliffaes...

15 September 2011

The Hotel Guru

Gliffaes Hotel was reviewed in the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ Travel Section on Sunday 14th 2011 by the Hotel Guru, Fiona Duncan. We were very pleased to read her report on Gliffaes. The full review can be read on the Sunday Telegraph website. Here is a quick summary from her. Rooms: 4 out of 5. Rooms 2...

18 August 2011

8 Mile Black Mountains Walk

This walk takes in the peaks of Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain and is an eight mile loop right on the doorstep of Gliffaes. These three peaks form a major part of the Black Mountains on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The walk should take you somewhere between 4-5...

29 July 2011

Driving Instructions to Gliffaes Hotel

If you want to use your Sat Nav beware that using our postcode (NP8 1RH) can deliver you on the wrong side of the river and several miles form the hotel. If you want to use Sat Nav set it to take you to the town of Crickhowell, then follow the directions below. Quick print...

27 July 2011

Nick Brabner 1938 -2011

It is with a huge sense of sadness that I have to write about the very sudden and tragic death of Nick Brabner, who died of a stroke on Wednesday 6th July at only 72. It was Nick’s parents who started Gliffaes in 1948 ¬†and from then on Gliffaes was home for him. After 15...

08 July 2011

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