A luxury country house hotel in the scenic Wye Valley has won the coveted Best Restaurant accolade for Great Britain and Ireland at the 2014 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.
Llangoed Hall's prestigious award is added to the AA Hotel of the Year for Wales 2014 and Inspectors Choice 4 Red Stars, the AA’s supreme accolade. A trusted mark of quality recognised by consumers and travel professionals alike, the awards represent the finest standards and best value for money in luxury and independent accommodation.
Managing director Calum Milne attributed the success to a “fantastic team effort” at Llangoed Hall.
“We are all absolutely thrilled to win this prestigious award,” he said.
“It’s great news for Mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains because Llangoed Hall was the only Welsh award winner and we were up against restaurants with Michelin stars.
“It’s our policy to source our food, services and staff locally wherever possible and by having correctly trained people we have managed to turn around this award-winning property.”
Having set head chef Nick Brodie and his talented young brigade the goal of establishing the best hotel kitchen in the UK and achieving a Michelin star, he said he was delighted that their hard work had been recognised by Condé Nast Johansens.
“I knew that I had the right man when I appointed Nick as head chef and he will lead us to further success in the future,” Mr Milne added.
“I am delighted for him and all the staff at Llangoed Hall, for this award is a team effort.”
Llangoed Hall sources many ingredients from its own grounds, where the chef team has a working smokery and a kitchen garden, and also raise ducks, quail and chickens.