With fine views from its once mighty castle, the bustling market town of Abergavenny plays host to two special places that, paired together, make for a memorable – and affordable – gourmet break. The centrally located Angel hotel is the smart, yet relaxed and welcoming town hub. Locals pop in for a drink in The Foxhunter Bar, others dine in the popular Oak Room restaurant, and throngs of people indulge in delectable, award-winning afternoon teas. The bedrooms upstairs are calm and stylish with snow-white beds dressed with pretty Welsh-wool throws and elegant bathrooms. Or choose a room in one of the nearby cottages, including one in the castle grounds. Just outside town at Llanddewi Skirrid is The Angel’s sister restaurant, The Walnut Tree, where the uncomplicated yet sublime, Michelin-starred dishes of Shaun Hill are many a foodie’s idea of perfection, served with a refreshing lack of pomp in simple, attractive surroundings. Doubles from £101.
Name to Know: Tea sommelier, Ana Wood, is happy to advise on which of the many carefully selected teas to enjoy with
your high tea.
See: Visit Abergavenny’s hidden gem, The Art Shop and Chapel, for unusual books, crafts and jewellery as well as delicious, locally sourced food.
Eat: Visit the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree for dinner, just ten minutes away.
Buy: Some fantastic sourdough or focaccia from the recently opened Angel Bakery to take home and enjoy.
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