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The Bell at Skenfrith

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Skenfrith, Abergavenny, NP7 8UH, Monmouthshire
Wales, United Kingdom

A small romantic hotel with special rooms - ask for one with a river view - and very tasty good food (produce comes from the garden)

The position here is magical: an ancient stone bridge, a magnificent valley, glorious hills rising behind, cows grazing in lush fields. It's a perfect spot, not least because providence has blessed it with this sublime inn, where crisply designed interiors ooze country chic. In summer doors fly open and life spills onto a stone terrace, where views of hill and wood are interrupted only by the odd chef pottering off to a productive and organic kitchen garden. Back inside, airy rooms come with slate floors, open fires and plump-cushioned armchairs in the locals' bar, but the emphasis is firmly on the food, with the kitchen turning out delicious fare, perhaps seared scallops with cauliflower purée, heather-roasted venison with chestnut gnocchi, marmalade soufflé with whisky ice-cream. Country-house bedrooms are as good as you'd expect: uncluttered and elegant, brimming with light, some beamed (mind your head!), all with fabulous bathrooms. All have sweet views, either of the kitchen garden or the river. Idyllic circular walks sweep you through blissful country.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Air conditioning
Some, if not all, bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
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  • 5 Doubles
  • 3 Twin/doubles
  • 3 Four-posters
Price:(i) £110 to£220 per night

Singles from £75.

Booking info:

Minimum two nights at weekends.


Lunch from £18. Sunday lunch from £22. Dinner, 3 courses, around £35.


Tuesdays (Nov-Mar).


Skenfrith, Abergavenny, NP7 8UH, Monmouthshire

Inn 5 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 170 per night
Inn 3 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) £ 130 to £ 170 per night
Inn 3 Four-poster rooms
Price: (i) £ 195 to £ 220 per night

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