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“A wonderful place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hammet House

Hammet House
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Llechryd
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

My fiance and I moved to west Wales from Chelsea, London last year and have tried to visit as many restaurants and recommended gastropubs in the local area as possible as we love eating out. Although there are some very nice restaurants in the Pembrokeshire area, most notably The Grove in Narberth, our favourite by far is Hammet House.

This is because not only is the food superb, creative and beautifully presented but it is the full experience and ambience of the place which we love. We have visited the place a few times, the most recent being for dinner a few days ago and each time we leave very happy. The service is exceptional, often with one of the owners wandering round chatting to guests. The girls who work there are lovely, chatty and helpful.

As for the decor, that is the best bit!! I simply cannot understand the negative comments left by other people. The owners have taken what was a tired 'Faulty Towers' and breathed new life into it. The feel is modern and fun but without pretension. The whole place has clearly been carefully thought out and is a true labour of love. The vibrant colours and Phillippe Starck 'ghost' chairs are a lovely touch. It is a breath of colourful and creative fresh air from the chintzy and rather dull decor in all the other hotels in the area.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Michelin standards at average prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The food was quite simply wonderful with an unusual combination of food. I went for tasting of wild rabbit,potato gnocchi, elderberries and chestnuts followed by turbot,tagliatelle, braised oxtail, celery and clams.

My companion had pig's head,pickled girolles, quail's egg and pain d'epices.Fear not it did not look like a pig's head! It loo ked like a croqette potato and was delicious. Then fillet of Celtic pride beef, braised short rib, crisp bone marrow, smoked pomme puree, swede and sprouts.

Portions are not large but with amuse bouche and bread more than sufficient. Wine from £16.

Service was excellent. Not sure about the plastic/perspex dining chairs or minimalistic decor - think Philippe Starke - but you won't find any better food at these prices - chef to retain!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elaine W
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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Short Break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our room (1) was very spacious lovely view overlooking the front croquet lawn,nice friendly staff nothing too much trouble,did'nt eat here in the evening , but breakfast cooked fresh, I had smoked salmon & scrambled egg one morning, bacon egg etc the next, delicious!! Not sure if the retro decor suits this place ,though but a really enjoyable stay.would return

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carol945
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Cardiff
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Interesting but also disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

The food was very disappointing & there was a lack of staff presence in the public rooms. The Dining Room was dark & stark & lacked warmth & character.
The bedroom named 'The Fabulous Room' was very light, airy, & comfortable.

Visited June 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful weekend away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

We had a glorious visit to Hammet House. The staff were very welcoming and the hotel was extremely luxurious. The food in the bar and restaurant was wonderful and beautifully presented. Cant wait to return. Thank you to the owners,Owen and Phillippa for making my mums birthday a day to remember. Highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicky G
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