We think the Felin Fach Griffin is a very special place.

Although it sits comfortably about an hour into Wales from its south east corner between the awe-inspiring scenery of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, we wouldn’t claim its immediate location is its selling point. Inns have traditionally been near a road, and we certainly fulfil that criterium, so it isn’t necessarily a haven of peace.

But once you leave the outside world behind, we think worldly distractions fade away as the building envelops you in its magic. Eat. Drink. And Sleep. Each as important as each other. And we think, think and think about how to do each well. And then think again. And that’s why we think that The Griffin is now better than ever, even after nearly 10 years.

I’d like to give you a picture of what the Griffin is about: breakfast in the Aga Room; great beds and the softest of linen; a hot bath after a climb up the Cat’s Back; a pint of something from the Wye Valley or Otley breweries; a carafe of claret with a ribeye of Welsh beef and bearnaise; the house dog, Max, who is sometimes beautifully behaved; a kitchen garden, organic and productive; breakfast eggs from our own chickens; fading leather sofas to sink into with the day’s paper; a game of croquet in summer; lunch at table 11, our favourite, a perfect people viewing spot; Sunday lunch with your family in the Tack Room to celebrate a momentous birthday; a weekend away with a group of friends, your very own place in the country.

And when you do have to leave our four walls, there’s no lack of activities to ease your conscience if your self indulgence levels have been high. Walks in the hills and mountains, visits to the 24th Regiment of Foot museum in Brecon, complete with Rorke’s Drift artefacts, or to Hay-on-Wye, clay pigeon shooting, canal boats, rock-climbing and a million other energetic activities we are too cowardly or lazy to try. We even have an aromatherapist who can visit you in your room.

This is but a small picture of what the Griffin is about. Visit us at http://www.felinfachgriffin.co.uk for more, or scoot down the Bristol Channel to visit us in Cornwall at http://www.gurnardshead.o.uk.


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