We understand that coming out for dinner is a treat and something we all look forward to. We are very proud of the food that we serve and do our level best to source in-season and local produce for the dinner menu. In “normal times” the menu changes seasonally and has around seven or eight starters and main courses and about five or six desserts.
With corona virus impacting on the number of chefs working in the kitchen at any one time we are having to make changes to our dinner menu. The menu will be shortened to four choices but will change on a daily basis. Looking at how many people are booking longer stays with us I think it will work well.
Dishes are priced individually and those guests on a dinner, bed and breakfast package will not find ‘supplements’ slapped all over the menu. There are always vegetarian options on the menu.
The hotel dining room seats around 40 people and the tables are arranged around the room to take advantage of the beautiful views from the windows and the french doors which open on to the garden. In the winter months, the wood burning stove is lit.
What we like to do, in the country house tradition, is to invite you into the bar or sitting room to have a drink and look at the menu 15-20 minutes before your reservation. We will take your order and then show you to your table when the kitchen is ready to start serving your dinner. The table is yours for the evening, we are not going to ask you to move along.
Although we have smart white table cloths, shiny glasses and uniformed waiters and waitress the service is friendly but not fussy and the atmosphere is far more relaxed than the traditional country houses of times past. Jackets and ties are certainly not required but always nice to see.
We are happy to have children in the dining room if you think your fellow diners will be happy with them. We do offer a high tea for small children around 6:30pm served in the conservatory. You can feed them and then tuck them into bed before coming down to enjoy dinner together. Please ask at check-in if you would like high tea for the children.
If you would like to have a special event or party we have a lovely private dining room that seats up to 20 and we will work with you to create a menu for the evening.
Should you have any allergies or special dietary requirements, please do let us know and we would be more than happy to cater to your needs.View a Sample Dinner Menu
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.