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Llangoed Hall listed in top 100 UK restaurants

Llangoed Hall listed in top 100 UK restaurants

Llangoed Hall
Llangoed Hall

 

A leading Mid Wales country house hotel has further enhanced its excellent reputation by again being listed in the top 100 UK restaurants.

Llangoed Hall at Llyswen, near Builth Wells is listed in Harden’s Best UK Restaurants 2018 and is one of five Welsh restaurants included in the country’s most comprehensive restaurant guide available in bookshops. The other Welsh restaurants listed are Gareth Ward at Ynyshir, Eglwys Fach, near Machynlleth, Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo, Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth and The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms, Whitebrook, near Monmouth.

Harden’s 27th annual poll of diners surveyed 8,500 participants who contributed 50,000 reviews, which form the basis for the inclusions and ratings in the guide.

Llangoed Hall’s listing states: “A beautiful Wye Valley setting and wonderful dining room help create the romantic ambience at this well-known country house hotel – a special place, offering fare served in a style long gone elsewhere. Nick Brodie’s “arty” dishes took some flak for “style over substance”, but most reporters think his food is “fabulous”.

 

Head chef Nick Brodie insists on using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in his mouth-watering dishes. That’s why Llangoed Hall has expanded its garden to supply chefs with 95 per cent of the vegetables, herbs and fruit used on the hotel’s summer menus. The winter total drops to around 45 per cent of garden produce, but the mission is to get vegetables, herbs and fruit from the garden to the plate in two minutes to preserve flavour and freshness.

The hotel also has its own chickens, quails and ducks to provide guests with a choice of fresh eggs for breakfast and produces its own honey thanks to beehives in specially created flower meadows. Beef and lamb is sourced within five miles of the hotel.


Llangoed Hall’s listing follows wedding venue of the year awards from UK Brides and Destination Britain, an Excellence in Environmental Management Award at the Powys Business Awards, a five-star grading from Visit Wales with a score of 95% and AA four red stars and three rosettes for the fifth consecutive year.

 

Published 2 January 2018

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