Escape the hustle and bustle of the daily grind and join the Trans Wales team exploring the staggeringly beautiful Brecon Beacons and further afield on horseback this summer. Enjoy hair raising canters along mountain ridges, trots down leafy lanes and truly enjoy the company of one of their friendly horses. If you are looking for something a bit more adventurous, why not treat yourself to a longer break and experience one of their epic trail rides around Wales? A fun and unforgettable way to get some fresh air this summer.
This summer join us at Gliffaes for the most delightful afternoon tea Brecon has to offer. Make the most of the warmer weather and take afternoon tea on the terrace followed by a stroll around the stunning trees on the Gliffaes grounds. This delectable afternoon tea is served as a buffet, so you can go back for as many servings of tea, scones, finger sandwiches and cakes as you like – we won’t judge!
Why not try your hand at something different this summer and head to Gliffaes Country House Hotel for a fishing weekend? With views of the River Usk from your bedroom and access to some of the best fishing in Wales, you will have a truly unforgettable experience. For those looking to brush up on their skills under the guidance of the best local guides and ghillies in Wales, join other fishing enthusiasts for one of our fishing courses.
There has been an annual gathering of sorts in the town of Talgarth since the Bishop of St David’s granted the town market and Fair Rights in 1292. Today this gathering has grown into a festival and the current event is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its latest reincarnation this year. The small market town of Talgarth in Mid Wales will be hosting this ‘free’ festival with a celebration of food, farming, music and the countryside. It remains one of the few Festivals boasting free entry, free parking and most importantly, free entertainment. What’s not to love? This event is running over Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2017.
For an unforgettable food-filled feast, join us at our restaurant in Brecon this summer for our Sunday Slow Grill and enjoy delicious slow cooked Breconshire pork with caramelised apples or a mouth-watering shoulder of Welsh lamb, both with all the trimmings, for just £35 for adults and £14.50 for children 10 and under. You could make a night of it too as we have a special offer combining the Sunday Grill and an overnight stay. The dates for 2017 are Sunday 18th June (Father’s Day), Sunday 23rd July and Sunday 13th August. This event was hugely popular last year so book now to avoid disappointment.
If you are a chef, food journalist, farmer, food producer or just a self proclaimed foodie, Abergavenny Food Festival is the event for you! This delicacy filled event has grown to become the largest, longest running food festival in Wales. Expect to see product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and appearances from upcoming and celebrity chefs. There will even be topical debates on the latest food issues and the future of our food. This event will be running on Saturday 16th September and Sunday 17th September 2017 and will be a fantastic opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn about food.
Looking for an action packed, hands-on event with food, farming and countryside at its core? The Brecon County Show is the perfect day out for you and your family. This Brecon Show will be on Saturday 5th August 2017 and will host over 200 trade stands exhibiting the best in British farm produce, gardening goods, the latest tractors & farm machinery, clothing and jewellery and so much more. You will struggle to leave empty handed! Combine all of this with dog shows, a beer tent and rides and stalls for the children, you are bound to have a fantastic family day of fun.
Here at our Hotel in Brecon, we understand it can be hard to know the best spots to visit and things to do when you visit a new area. To help you make the most of your short and precious time away we have created this wonderful four-day stay offer accompanied by a superb itinerary of suggested ways to fill your days. Our Four Day Summer Offer includes four nights bed and breakfast, dinner on two nights with suggestions for other places to eat, either a walking, cycling map or a driving map to help with your explorations, a packed lunch on one day, an afternoon tea, a half bottle of Prosecco awaiting your arrival, free use of our electrically-assisted bikes* and a day’s fishing free*. To book, please choose a room from these options or call +44(0)187473 0371 and mention the Summer Offer.
We hope this list of activities will help you find some new and exciting things to do in Brecon this summer. Need somewhere to comfortable stay after exploring the delights of Wales? Look no further than Gliffaes Country House Hotel, one of the best hotels in Brecon. If you would like any further information or to check availability please don’t hesitate to call us on 01874 730 371 or check availability online here.
*Subject to availability
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.