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The New White Lion
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Booked the New White Lion for a romantic break and we certainly picked the right place! We were warmly welcomed by Kath and taken into the cosy lounge with the offer of tea and scones! Homemade scones at that.
Our room was gorgeous with a hard wood floor and very tasteful decor. Our king sized bed was made up with lovely Egyptian cotton linen and lots of snuggly cushions. There were even homemade biscuits on the coffee tray. After a hot shower and a lounge in the bath robes provided it was down for a pre dinner drink. Wow - we were so impressed we are planning building a drinks cabinet in the same proportions as the Honesty Bar. A gorgeous unit with all the usual suspects and some unusual ones as well - as a Scot I raised an eyebrow at Welsh whiskey but hey!!
We had pre-ordered dinner as the menu was left in our room. Lovely intimate dining room where the tables were just far enough apart as not to feel you were "sharing" your dinner! The food was graciously served by Kath and cooked to order by Dave. Could not fault the food at all. All local produce and cooked to perfection. We had Welsh lamb one evening which literally melted in the mouth and tasted devine. The beef cut like butter!
We retired to the cosy lounge for coffee and after service Kath and David stopped by for a chat. A lovely couple with our enjoyment and comfort at heart.
After a glorious nights sleep in our big bed, it was breakfast. You have to try the homemade granola- totally yummy. The breakfast menu catered for all preferences. Try the BLT!

We had a fabulous few days. Thank you Kath and Dave.

Room Tip: We got a sneak preview of some of the rooms - they were all gorgeous. You will not be disappointed with any of them.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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NewWhiteLion, Owner at The New White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky in that the guests we have are lovely and appreciate the uniqueness that is the New White Lion and David's cooking. We try to make eveyone's stay special and we need to see pictures of the Honesty Bar in County Durham and compare notes on the Whiskeys. We are thinking of starting a Gin collection so watch this space. Thank you for your kind words Regards Kathryn and David

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We found this place through the Mr & Mrs Smith website when looking for an alternative to the Lake District for our annual walking holiday. My, are we glad we did. The Brecon Beacons made a fabulous alternative and the New White Lion is perfectly placed as a base.

Owners Kath and David are a perfect combination, bringing together great hospitality and outstanding food to create a warm, cosy, tranquil, elegant, adult space in which you can relax and be made a fuss of.

We never - ever - eat in a hotel every night, but after the delicious meal on our first night, we couldn't bare the thought of missing the treats on the daily changing menu. Breakfast is also excellent, with home made granola, fresh fruit and yoghurt just some of the treats on the heavily laden breakfast dresser before you even get to the wonderful choice of cooked breakfast.

We stayed in the Physicians of Myddfai room, which was very luxurious and thoughtfully put together - just like the home made scones and tea that are always at the ready when you return from a day's exploring.

We are not easily pleased but we were blown away. You must stay here. Frankly, you would be mad not to.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kate B
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NewWhiteLion, Owner at The New White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky in that our guests are lovely people who appreciate the uniqueness that is The New White Lion and David's cooking. We try to make everyone's stay special and you were the most delightful and appreciative guests that we could wish for, it was a pleasure 'fussing over' you both and the icing on the cake was that you slaughtered David at cards on two separate occassions, you must come back soon so he can get his pride back. Thank you again Regards Kathryn and David

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

The New White Lion is an excellent place to stay. We have just got back from a weekend stay and already want to go back again!

The hotel is very stylish. The decoration and furnishings is of a high quality (including the most amazing beds and bed linen).

The lounge is very cosy with a fireplace and candles creating a lovely atmosphere. The honesty bar is a great too!

We stayed in 'Lady of the lake' room 2, which is excellent.

All food was outstanding, with plenty to choose from.

The owners were very hospitable and friendly.

We walked up Pen y Fan (40 min drive) whilst staying in Llandovery. We were offered scones and tea on our return.

I would definitely recommend ths place, 10/10.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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NewWhiteLion, Owner at The New White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky in that our guests are lovely people who appreciate the uniqueness that is The New White Lion and David's cooking. We try to make everyone's stay special and it is very sweet of you to put a review on so quickly and I hope that your wife get's her pressie from Santa, they are really lovely sheets! Thank you again Regards Kathryn and David

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We had a wonderful weekend at the new white lion. The new owners, Dave & Kath, are wonderfully hospitable, good fun and great at providing service and quality in every area. We stayed in the smallest room which is small but beautifully decorated and furnished. The food was of a very high standard and would highly recommend dinner here - there really is very little else is the market town which I was quite disappointed with. You don't come here for the shopping! The walks and surrounding area are the draw card plus this amazing guesthouse. There is a very comfortable drawing room with an honesty bar, daily newspapers and current magazines. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NewWhiteLion, Owner at The New White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky in that our guests are lovely people who appreciate the uniqueness that is The New White Lion and David's cooking. Sorry that Llandovery did not come up to your expectations but it meant that you stayed in the house longer and got a real feel for it. I hope your husband's patients are not suffering too much after him reading the Physicians of Myddfai book. Thank you again Regards Kathryn Thank you again Regards Kathryn and David

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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Very stylish establishment but comfortable, just the right balance. Stayed for nights received a warm welcome from Kath and David from the off. The town is lovely and the nearby countryside beautiful lots of great walks. The food is great, delicious home cooked Welsh breakfast and I would definitely recommend the evening meal. I had rack of lamb it was amazing and the ambiance in the restaurant and the service was perfect. Can't fault this place I would recommend a visit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NewWhiteLion, Owner at The New White Lion, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2012

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky in that our guests are lovely people who appreciate the uniqueness that is The New White Lion and David's cooking. We try to make everyone's stay special and the Cambrian Lamb is a great treat and was served at the Jubilee lunch this year, so you are in good company. Thank you again Regards Kathryn and David

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