Corona Virus - The New Normal

Update 14th December – Gliffaes will be closing at 6pm on Sunday 20th December until March 3rd.

This is what I know so far about rules coming into effect on Friday 4th December:

  • As of 6 pm on Friday 4th December until further notice NO sales of alcohol.
  • Pubs, bars and restaurants must close at 6 pm every day.
  • If you are a RESIDENT guest you may dine in the dining room after 6pm. You still can’t have a drink though.
  • You may order a drink to be brought to your room.
  • Travellers from England’s Tier 1 and 2 areas are welcome in Wales

Please bear in mind the following when making a booking for a meal or coming to stay.

  • A maximum of 4 people (not including children under 11) from 4 different households are allowed to sit around a table.
  • If more than 4 of you live in the same house you can sit together. Nobody else may join you unless they live in the SAME house.
  • If your EXTENDED household is larger than 4 people you can only sit together OUTSIDE.
  • We will have to take contact details of everyone and may have to ask for ID to prove this information.
  • We are being encouraged by the authorities to keep non-resident bookings to a maximum of 2 hours.
  • Please don’t come to the bar to order, we will come to you.
  • Face masks must be worn, social distancing to be maintained and no booze after 10pm and then from 6pm 4th December no sales of alcohol at all except for room service.

These rules are very restrictive coming right at the time of the year everyone would like to get together! Roll out the virus and be quick about it.

For more guidance.

How we have changed to keep you safe.

The golden rule that has governed our operations is to make sure there is enough space for our guests to make them feel safe. We have opened sixteen out of our twenty-three bedrooms to give everyone a table in the dining room with more than enough room around each table. The reduced number of guests has meant that there is also sufficient well-spaced seating in the bar and the lounges.

Gone is the breakfast buffet, we have revamped our breakfast menu and everything is prepared to order and brought to your table.

The housekeeping regime has been dialled up with regular cleaning of the public areas.

The staff are wearing masks, of course, and all of whom have had Covid awareness training.

How Safe do our Guests Feel?

"Most importantly, we did feel safe at all times and were thus able to truly relax."

"Covid precautions - these all seemed very well organised, and at no point did I feel the hotel too crowded."

"We felt absolutely safe at Gliffaes & thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

"We found the atmosphere so relaxing in spite of the tight COVID rules."