This three-story town house, houses both a top-class restaurant, with a relaxed friendly atmosphere, and comfortable rooms. The dining room is airy, with crisp white napery and high-backed chairs.
Chef/Proprietor Mary Ann Gilchrist offers a short menu with just a few choices at each stage, and while the menu closely follows the seasons, to begin, there's usually a soup - perhaps 'Leek and Potato with a Poached Egg' - possibly 'Seared Scallops with a Lime and Caper Vinaigrette'; 'Twice-Baked Soufflé Suisseuse' or 'Smoked Salmon with Créme fraîche and caviar'.
You might follow with the likes of 'Brill with Black Rice, Leeks and a Shellfish Velouté'; 'Welsh Lamb with Minted Pea Purée, crushed New Potatoes and Béarnaise Sauce' ; 'Fettucini with Irfon Valley Wild Chanterelle Mushrooms with Parmesan & Mixed Leaves' or 'Warm Peppered Beef Salad'.
Desserts maintain the high standard, with perhaps 'Chocolate Fondant with Oranges in Caramel and Grand Marnier'; 'Compôte of Raspberries with Tarragon-Scented Crème Anglaise' or 'Apple and Calvados Sorbet' among the offerings.
If you plan ahead, you can stay overnight - or longer - in one of their comfortable bedrooms.
While lighter meals can be taken at the weekend in Bassets Bistro, which has its own entrance.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: residents and bookings only
- Dinner: Bookings only. Mon-Sat, 19.00-21.00; mains about £13 to £27
- Seats: 20
- Wine: a well-chosen wine list, kicks off at around the £17 mark, including a Welsh offering
- Children's portions: No children of under 8 yearsof age
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Llanwrtyd Wells Rail
- Directions: in the town centre. See the map on this page.
- Parking: Street Parking
- Closed: Closed: L (except arranged bookings); Sun D
- Rooms available