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Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel, Usk, Monmouthshire
An impressive, well-run, privately-owned hotel on the edge of the upmarket town of Usk, around 11 miles from Abergavenny. Set in a handsome Victorian villa in three acres of grounds, with lawns and cherry trees, it is renowned as a wedding, christening, celebration and conference venue. There's an excellent restaurant, Clarke's, a cosy bar, and a spacious ballroom that can be used for private functions, with entertainment such as themed dinners and singers sometimes offered. Splendid afternoon teas are served in the lounge. Activities nearby on a short break include golf, walking and fishing.
The hotel is close to the sparkling River Usk and the town offers a nice walk up to the castle and through residential areas with lovely houses.
Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel is opposite the town's park and the River Usk, a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants.
By car: the hotel is 1 hour 40 mins from Birmingham, 3 hours from London and 3 hours 10 mins from Manchester. There is free parking.
By train: London Paddington to Newport takes 1 hour 40 mins. A taxi to the hotel takes another 20 mins. thetrainline.com
Style & Character
The hotel suits everyone - couples, families, groups of friends. Many repeat guests have had weddings, christenings and anniversary parties there over the years.
Service & Facilities
We love that you're welcomed as a friend by the reception staff, even if it's your first visit.
- Free parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Well-behaved dogs can stay for an extra charge, but aren't allowed in the restaurant, lounge or bar area.
The hotel has 27 individually styled rooms and a two-bedroom, self-catering cottage. Most rooms have views of the gardens, while the spacious, light, airy and romantic bridal suite has a magnificent four-poster bed.
Standard Double, Standard Twin, Superior Double, Executive Double, The Lodge
Facilities include: ensuite with shower over bath, free toiletries, TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer
Food & Drink
Afternoon teas are generous and delicious, with sandwiches, savouries and lovely cakes and pastries, and a glass of fizz, too, if you fancy it. Gorgeous Sunday Lunch includes dishes such as succulent Welsh sirloin of beef. Don't miss toffee and Baileys cheesecake for pud.
Clarkes Restaurant: traditional British cuisine, light lunches, local produce, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes. Open every day for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.