I bet you did not know that it is European Bat Week at the end of August? We thought we would celebrate the guests that return year after year, without fail.
On International Bat Night, a privileged opportunity watch and listen to Gliffaes Hotel’s very special residents.
Gliffaes Hotel is home to at least three different bat species including a breeding colony of around 200 rare lesser horseshoe bats.
Dr Jane Sedgeley from the Vincent Wildlife Trust will provide a short indoor talk to introduce this fascinating little bat and this will be followed by supper of Steak Frites* and a glass of wine.
After supper we will go outside to view the bats as they exit from high on the roof and come tumbling down the walls then flying off behind the hotel along the bottom terrace and on towards the river.
We’ll use bat detectors to listen to their strange warbling echolocation calls, and may even be able to see bats at close range as they perch in the terrace alcoves before flying off to hunt.
We will then return to the hotel for Chocolate Brownies, Coffee and a glass of port.
We have space for 16 ‘bat enthusiasts’ for this evening. Please arrive at Gliffaes by 7.15pm. Wear suitable outdoor shoes and bring a sweater.
Cost per head £25. Please call us to book on 01874 730 371. Or book tickets on line through our secure Gift Voucher system.
*If you are vegetarian please let us know when you book.
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.