Yearly Archives: 2015

A House without Books…….

It was Horace Mann that said, ” a house without books is like a room without windows”. I have long wanted to slowly build a collection of books for the hotel for I can think of few nicer things than finding something interesting to read next to your bed,  or after dinner settling down next...

17 November 2015

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2016

Crickhowell’s annual walking festival takes place from 27th February to 6th March 2016 Nine days of guided walks in and around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. Walks to suit all abilities of varying lengths take place on each day of the festival. All of the walks are led by locals often with a theme to the walk. Come...

13 November 2015

Top 20 Places for a Warm Welcome

The Daily Telegraph – Saturday 31st October 2015 Warm Welcome – Fiona Duncan, of the Daily Telegraph picks her top 20 cosy British Hotels for the perfect November break. And Gliffaes is one of them and just one of two hotels she picked from Wales. In her search for warmth, cosiness, log fires and comfortable...

03 November 2015

Autumn Walks & Afternoon Tea

Gliffaes Hotel is blessed with so many trees, we could almost be called an arboretum! The foresight of those folk who planted the superb specimen trees here over a hundred years ago has to be recognised as a most generous gift. Autumn is certainly the season when we can really stand back and admire the...

20 October 2015

November & December Offer 2015

November & December Offer  – Dinner, Bed & Breakfast It is that time of year again when we put up our November & December Offer. We have been offering this great dinner, bed and breakfast deal during November for several years and its popularity has grown. Bookings must be for a minimum of two nights...

24 August 2015

The Sun on Saturday

Matthew Hampton of the  Sun on Saturday reviewed Gliffaes on the 15th August 2015. The kind Mr Hampton had a few nice things to say about Gliffaes in his  piece. He started by calling us, ‘independent, eccentric and indulgent’, which I thought was a lovely way to sum us up in three words. Matt had dinner on...

18 August 2015

Photo Competition Winners

In my June newsletter I asked people to send in any pictures of Gliffaes to win a prize. I had a pretty good selection to choose from and I have now chosen four winners, congratulations to the winners and I will notify them all separately by email. Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo,...

06 August 2015

Dinner with Stellenbosch Winemaker

Gliffaes is delighted to be hosting Thomas Webb, cellar-master of Thelma Mountain Vineyards in Stellenbosch and Sutherland Estate in Elgin, two prestigious  South African wineries, for a tasting and dinner on Friday 9th October 2015.  Thelema and Sutherland Wines Thomas’s father, Gyles Webb, started the winery at Thelema in 1983 when he took over an over grown...

28 July 2015

Are you coming to Cardiff for The Rugby World Cup?

With less than 100 days to the kick off of the first World Cup pool match the scramble for accommodation near the match venues is hotting up. The fabulous Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is host to six pool matches and a back to back knockout weekend of quarter final matches on Saturday 17th and Sunday...

12 June 2015

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