Meet the newest members of the Mellington menagerie

Up to now we’ve had fox and pheasant, duck and crane, squirrel and stag. Time to meet the boar family, the latest addition to our animal sculpture collection which graces the grounds of Mellington Hall. These beautiful creatures are the work of Roj Williams – an immensely talented artist working in Bishop’s Castle just a few […]

A Spider comes to Mellington

We’re holding a BBQ and Steam Rally at Mellington Hall on Saturday 16th June. The engines will include the Burrell Traction Engine “Spider” pictured here and others from our own collection but there’ll be lots more from other enthusiasts in the area. The tickets for the BBQ are all sold (with the proceeds going towards the purchase of a defribillator […]

It’s obvious: Sam kneads some holiday dough

Our youngest member of staff this week has been Sam, aged 15 and in Year 10 at Bishop’s Castle Community College. In addition to the loaf, he produced a batch of profiteroles, chocolate fondants and brownies. A good day’s work in our newly refurbished kitchen, although we’re sensing a distinct bias towards chocolate here.   […]

Happy birthday!

There’s an old saying that success in business (as elsewhere) is a journey rather than a destination, so we don’t spend much time patting ourselves on the back about things. All that said, we couldn’t let today pass without recording the fact that it is 25 yeas since the formation of Mellington Hall Ltd, the […]

Now you can see how lovely it is here

If a picture paints a thousand words then this short clip will leave you speechless. It really is time you came and saw the place for yourself

All work and no play…

Working in the hospitality business has more than its share of rewards but is well known for being stressful – the hours are long and it seems that, sometimes, some of us customers can be a demanding bunch! So, it’s good to see that when the time comes to switch off at least some of the team […]

Pretty as a picture at Mellington

This picture was taken today in the grounds at Mellington Hall down near the lake. The trees are in blossom, the lake is crystal clear, the grass has just been cut by one of our brilliant grounds staff. It’s picture perfect, ready for guests arriving for a busy Bank Holiday week-end. We’re even promised some […]

Another bouquet from another happy guest

It means so much to the team here at Mellington when guests take the time and trouble to review their stay. When we’ve got things wrong the feedback is invaluable because it means we can work to put things right. When it’s a rave review it puts a spring in our step and makes us […]

We’re Food Award Wales Finalists!

We were absolutely thrilled to learn that that Mellington Hall Country House Hotel has been shortlisted for the finals of the 4th Food Awards Wales 2018 in the Hotel Restaurant of the Year – Mid Wales category. To have achieved this just 5 months after taking back control of the hotel is a wonderful tribute […]

In cold weather, it always helps to have the right gear

This wintry weather is getting everyone down but is made bearable at Mellington Hall by the fact that we have the right machinery to clear the snow. Our trusty Volvo went on to fill the wood chip boiler (which heats the Hotel and provides all the hot water) before getting back to other work. Pretty […]