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An impressive, well-run, privately-owned hotel on the edge of the upmarket town of Usk, around 11 miles from Abergavenny. Set in a handsome Victorian villa in three acres of grounds, with lawns and cherry trees, it is renowned as a wedding, christening, celebration and conference venue. There's an excellent restaurant, Clarke's, a cosy bar, and a spacious ballroom that can be used for private functions, with entertainment such as themed dinners and singers sometimes offered. Splendid afternoon teas are served in the lounge. Activities nearby on a short break include golf, walking and fishing.

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Freelance journalist Wendy Gomersall writes for a number of national and international newspapers, magazines and websites. She spent ten years on staff at the Daily Mail before going freelance, and now specialises in travel.



The hotel is close to the sparkling River Usk and the town offers a nice walk up to the castle and through residential areas with lovely houses.

Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel is opposite the town's park and the River Usk, a short walk from shops, pubs and restaurants.
By car: the hotel is 1 hour 40 mins from Birmingham, 3 hours from London and 3 hours 10 mins from Manchester. There is free parking.
By train: London Paddington to Newport takes 1 hour 40 mins. A taxi to the hotel takes another 20 mins.

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Style & Character

The hotel suits everyone - couples, families, groups of friends. Many repeat guests have had weddings, christenings and anniversary parties there over the years.

Service & Facilities

We love that you're welcomed as a friend by the reception staff, even if it's your first visit.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Garden
  • Ballroom
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Well-behaved dogs can stay for an extra charge, but aren't allowed in the restaurant, lounge or bar area.


The hotel has 27 individually styled rooms and a two-bedroom, self-catering cottage. Most rooms have views of the gardens, while the spacious, light, airy and romantic bridal suite has a magnificent four-poster bed.

Standard Double, Standard Twin, Superior Double, Executive Double, The Lodge
Facilities include: ensuite with shower over bath, free toiletries, TV, DVD player, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee tray, hairdryer

Food & Drink

Afternoon teas are generous and delicious, with sandwiches, savouries and lovely cakes and pastries, and a glass of fizz, too, if you fancy it. Gorgeous Sunday Lunch includes dishes such as succulent Welsh sirloin of beef. Don't miss toffee and Baileys cheesecake for pud.

Clarkes Restaurant: traditional British cuisine, light lunches, local produce, Mediterranean and Asian-inspired dishes. Open every day for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

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