Yearly Archives: 2018

Origins of the Christmas tree

The Christmas Tree. Aside from the jolly man in red himself, is there a more iconic symbol of the festive season? We think not. To celebrate the coming of our favourite holiday, the team at our Brecon Beacons hotel  decided to explore the history behind the famous conifer. Long before Christianity, trees and plants that...

17 December 2018

Origins Of The Christmas Tree

To celebrate the coming of our favourite holiday, the team at our Brecon Beacons hotel decided to explore the history behind the famous conifer.

17 December 2018

Crickhowell High Street Wins Top Prize

Just last month we received the news that Crickhowell High Street had been awarded the title of Best High Street in the UK. We’re one of the hotels in Wales that take great delight in supporting local business and with the festive season almost upon us it’s the perfect time to provide you with some...

06 December 2018

Crickhowell High Street Wins Top Prize

Just last month we received the news that Crickhowell High Street had been awarded the title of Best High Street in the UK.

06 December 2018

A (bleak) summary of the Salmon Season on the Usk 2018

The conditions on the river Usk during the 2018 fishing season were extreme: very high flows early on and then late in the season with drought conditions through much of the summer. This made for terrible conditions for salmon fishing. The estimate is that about 160 salmon were caught on the whole of the Usk...

29 November 2018

The Benefits of a Christmas Retreat

November is upon us; all of the team at our Brecon Beacons hotel have their sights firmly set on the start of the festive season. For some, this begins now in November, for others it begins as soon as we greet our first Christmas guest through the door. In our latest blog, we will be...

08 November 2018

Gliffaes At Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Showcasing his culinary talent; Karl put on a cookery demonstration creating a dish that definitely seemed to ‘wow’ the crowd.

18 October 2018

Gliffaes at Brecon Beacons Food Festival

Karl Cheetham, Head Chef at our Brecon restaurant, recently presented at the Brecon Beacons Food Festival. Showcasing his culinary talent; Karl put on a cookery demonstration creating a dish that definitely seemed to ‘wow’ the crowd. We were honoured when asked to cook for an audience of festival-goers at this year’s Brecon Beacons Food Festival....

18 October 2018

October is the time to visit our Arboretum

A visit to the Arboretum is an Autumn must at our Brecon Beacons hotel Gliffaes Hotel has an impressive collection of both native trees and trees from all around the world; many of the large oaks within the grounds date back over 4 – 500 years. Over the next three to four weeks we should be...

18 October 2018

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