The programme at the Hay Festival just gets bigger and better with something for everyone; young and old, right and left, urban or country dweller. It’s a great gathering of authors, poets, film makers, musicians, comedians, opinion formers, adventurers, thinkers and sundry odd balls. Frankly, if you can’t find something to interest you then you must be a very dull person.
Here is a flavour:
With over 400 hundred events scattered over the ten days it can be hard to decide what to see and do so here is my tip of how to approach the Hay Festival.
Make a day of it. Choose the date that suits you best and book a number of events for that day.
It’s not really worth cherry picking a few events and coming and going all the way to Hay to listen to one event here and there over the ten days. Make a day of it. Choose a day and book four and five events over the day making sure you time it right so you can enjoy some lunch and a stroll around the festival site.
Gliffaes is perfectly placed for a trip to Hay, we are about 25 minutes from the Festival site and parking is close to the site. When you get back late we can have a bowl of soup and a drink ready for you before you head up to bed.
We still have a few rooms available over the ten days but be quick. Go to the Hay Festival website and choose a few events and book some tickets. Now.
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.