Does anyone remember an American cartoon which used to air late at night called , ‘King of the Hill’? It was all about Texan Hank Hill who sells propane, believes in the American Way and loves his ride on lawn mower more than his wife. I think I am getting that Hank Hill feeling now that I have had to buy a smart new lawn mower for the hotel.
Those of you who have been to Gliffaes will know that we have a lot of lawn and that we like to keep them looking as good as possible. I am not sure how much lawn we have in terms of area but all I know is that it takes about 2.5hrs to cut the lot even on a machine that mows at 6mph. When the summer is not so wet and we don’t have contractors digging up the lawn to lay pipes I like to think that the lawns at Gliffaes look as good as the fairways at a top class golf course. Good enough for serious croquet anyway.
For those of you still reading, we have bought a Jacobsen TR3 from the very helpful David Evans Agricultural Ltd in the Vale of Glamorgan who were also very kind as to take the old machine way which literally just stopped dead in the middle of the lawn about 10 days ago.
Just don’t even think about asking for a go……..
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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.