The Inn is under new management, they have been in for 11 months. The staff are all very welcoming and polite. Nothing is too much trouble. Paul and Gerry go out of their way to ensure their guests are well looked after but they respect their guests' privacy. Paul has a dry sense of humour and is willing to have a chat if that is what you want. Unlike a stay in a hotel you are made to feel included even by the locals who use the bar.
The bar is all you could expect from a building of such age, with a roaring fire, genuinely ancient oak beams and an excellent stock of spirits and a Hereford ale. Glorious!
The rooms are clean and well appointed with comforatble beds and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, the en suite does not have a separate shower but instead you have a good sized bath with a hand-held shower. Fluffy towels and complementary toiletries are provided.
The food, prepared by Geraldine the landlady, is home cooked and locally sourced. The only problem we had with the breakfasts was the amount, a 'full english' is likely to defeat most people except perhaps for a 14 year old with hollow legs! The bacon is local and took me back to my youth when bacon did not shrink, it was excellent. We had an excellent evening meal.
We stayed here when visiting the Hay Festival, it took only 7 minutes to drive to the Festival car park.
This has to be one of the most civilized and enjoyable stays we have had in a hotel or inn.
We hope to be able to stay next year, if you want a memorable stay in a stunning part of the country I believe you would find it very hard to improve on the Rhydspence Inn.
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- Also Known As:
- Rhydspence Hotel Whitney-On-Wye
- Rhydspence Inn Whitney-On-Wye, England