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 to the fire flicking through a large coffee table book that you would have never bought for yourself.
I thought the best way forward would be to find an independent book shop who would recommend a few titles to me every month, let me make a choice and then despatch the books. After a couple of dead ends I approached Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights in Bath and I am pleased to say that they are delighted to be involved with my new book project.
In just the same vein as we like buying contemporary Welsh art for the hotel I hope the monthly expanding library will add to the character and individuality of Gliffaes.
I realise that I could have done this on Amazon.com but the whole point of a good bookshop is to recommend what’s new, what may suite your tastes and what’s good. Above all if we don’t use our bookshops we will loose them.
If you are ever in Bath go and spend a pleasant hour in Mr B’s at 14-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
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.