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Discover a new chapter at Foyles of Glasbury

Discover a new chapter at Foyles of Glasbury

Foyles of Glasbury

Foyles of Glasbury has opened its doors to guests this month following a significant refurbishment which has involved total renovation of the Grade II listed coaching inn to deliver a high quality accommodation and dining experience in the upper Wye Valley.


Taking pride in the literary history of the area, and the nearby town of books, Hay on Wye, Foyles (the former Maesllwch Arms) has been named after the famous chain of bookshops. The literary theme is carried throughout the establishment with rooms taking the names of fonts, such as Bookman and Matisse and writing memorabilia used as part of the interior design.


Foyles of Glasbury has 12 bedrooms and a 100 cover restaurant which is led by talented Head Chef Gary Wheeler. Gary, who gained a Michelin Star while at the prestigious Lords of the Manor Restaurant Bourton on the Water is excited and enthusiastic about joining a restaurant which has an emphasis on sourcing locally produced food.

Foyles now employ 29 staff, the majority from the village and surrounding areas.


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