It has always been our view that one of the central experiences of a country house welcome is the food, this is why we believe that top quality cuisine is a central element to the ‘Llansantffraed experience’, and are proud of our multi award-winning kitchen team. We are committed to using the very best of our local suppliers and displaying Monmouthshire’s abundance of quality produce to the best effect. Of the 70 small and artisan producers that supply the fantastic ingredients we use, 90% of them are located within 15 miles of the hotel. Over the years many have become good friends, sharing our philosophy on eating well.
Proud to have been awarded Les Routiers Hotel of the Year 2005/2006 for Wales and the Marches, having gained and held two Red Rosettes for culinary excellence from the AA consistently for well over ten years, to have been commended as one of the top 20 places to eat in Wales, and to have been highly commended by the True Taste awards in the ‘eating out’ category, we continuously strive for further accolades. Our wine list has been shortlisted for AA Wine List of the Year 2007- 2008, 2008 – 2009 and 2009 - 2010
Our other awards include:
In these times of an ever enlightened and discerning dining audience 'food miles' and provenance is very much on the agenda. Whilst buying and using local produce is clearly a good principle, there is little point in doing so if better quality ingredients can be sourced from further afield. Luckily, Monmouthshire is blessed with an abundance of dedicated small producers, specialising in lovingly grown or reared ingredients, and we don't have to look much further than our doorstep for almost all of our kitchen requirements .
We use rare breed and organic products wherever possible, and would rather pay a little bit more to get the very best ingredients. To give you just a flavour of the 80 different suppliers we work with, we regularly use properly-aged Long Horn, Hereford or Welsh Black Beef, sweet free-grazing Shropshire or Jacob Lamb, Old Spot or Saddleback Pork, and succulent Brecon Venison. Fresh fish is from Swansea Bay and the Gower Peninsula, as well as seafood from the North Wales coast. Have you had replica bags ever, and you can buy them online.
The Cheeseboard is made up from a changing selection, all of them Welsh, many of them organic and unpasturised. Smoked fish and meat is from Crickhowell, and most of our wild game is from local shoots on the Clytha and Llanarth Estates.
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