On The Map: The Angel Hotel

This week for our ‘On The Map’ feature we got to know The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny a little more. They let us know what they get up to on a rainy day in Wales, their favourite place in the Brecon Beacons and what’s in store for the rest of 2016.

1: Tell us about your business

The Angel Hotel (& Oak Room Restaurant) are located in the centre of the bustling market town of Abergavenny.  Our bar & restaurant are very popular with people who live locally and often we have guests who have travelled a surprising distance to experience award-winning Afternoon Tea at The Angel, which is probably what we are most famous for.  The hotel has 31 beautifully renovated rooms and 3 stunning private event spaces, which can be hired for celebrations, meetings etc.  The hotel is a family run business and we have recently opened a sister property ‘The Abergavenny Hotel’ which was completely refurbished and now houses a further 20 rooms and stylish cocktail bar.  We pride ourselves on the exceptional customer service our staff provide and the quality of the food/beverages and surroundings, our customers experience, whether here for a coffee, a function or a weekend break

2: What is your favourite Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottage?

Our favourite Brecon cottage is the newly built Howells House – stylish and modern with fabulous views and gorgeous bathrooms.

3: It’s a rainy day in Wales – how do you spend it? 

Spend a morning in Abergavenny & an afternoon in Crickhowell, wandering around the array of independent shops and stopping off at The Chapel, on Market street in Abergavenny, for a spot of lunch and a browse of the art & jewellery on display there, then choose from the fantastic selection of restaurants in the area for dinner – we really are spoilt for choice, but some of our favourites are Shaun Hill’s Michelin starred restaurant ‘The Walnut Tree’, Stephen Terry’s restaurant ‘The Hardwick’ or The Felin Fach Griffin, near Brecon.  Sure to cheer up any rainy day!

4: Your favourite place in the Brecon Beacons? 

The Sugar Loaf – we love the views over the town and across to The Skirrid and Blorenge – breathtaking at Sunset.

5: What’s in store for your business in 2016?

In 2016 we plan to open a bakery next door and are really looking forward to July/August when the Eisteddfod is in town – sure to be a fantastic buzz throughout the town and the hotel – look out for Maes Yr Angel!



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