This destination restaurant with rooms offers a short daily-changing menu of seasonal, often organic, ingredients.
Chef/co-proprietor Roger Stevens has built up an excellent network of local producers, and works with these when planning his menus. His cooking style is unfussy, allowing the quality of his ingredients to shine through.
An early summer menu brought 'Warm Salad of Home-Smoked Welsh Trout, with Poached Duck's Egg, Dressed with Pea Sprouts'; 'Soused Fillets of Cardigan Bay Joey Mackerel, with a Salad of Horseradish-Scented Pembrokeshire New Potatoes' and 'Hearts of Globe Artichoke with Pine Nuts & Organic Pearl Las Blue Cheese' among the starters.
'Seared Fillet of Welsh Black Beef, with Parsnip Mash, Wild Mushroom & Grain Mustard Hollandaise and Red Wine Reduction'; 'Roast Cannon of Local Elan Valley Organic Mutton with a Soufflé Leek & Panaché of Roast Root Vegetables & Madeira Reduction' and 'Pan-Fried Chinese Five Spice Welsh Salmon, with Pak Choi & Ginger-Scented Spinach Stir-Fry & Rice Noodles' listed among the mains.
At other times 'Slow-Roast Pork Belly on Caramelised Onions with Sautéed Apple & Scrumpy Cider'; 'Roast Cod with Chili Jam, Lime Couscous & Sugar Snap Peas' and 'Roast Duck Breast with Beetroot & Pear Compote' might figure.
Desserts such as 'Vanilla Pannacotta with a Compote of Blueberries & Rasberries & Quenelle of Chocolate Ganache'; 'Poached Plums in Mulled Wine with Tea Jelly & Organic Crème Fraiche' and 'Cognac Crème Brulée' set the style. While those with a more savoury tooth, should be tempted by their selection of Welsh Unpasteurised Cheeses.
If you have the foresight, you can book one of their comfortable bedrooms, to fully relax and avoid a trip home.
No children of under 8 years of age, and no mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Dinner: all week 19.30-21.00; set D £35 (3 courses) - book to avoid disappointment
- Seats: 20
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Llanwrtyd Wells Rail (300 yards)
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L all week; enquire about Christmas openings
- Rooms available