(Tea) time gentlemen please!

Now here’s something to warm the cockles of any chap’s heart during the dark winter months: a savoury tea of Scotch eggs…sausage rolls…Mellington sliders…Cured meat selection…Cornichons & mixed olives with a local guest ale taster. Of course, because it’s tea we also include a small sultana scone, clotted cream, butter, and fruit preserve. All for £13.95 per […]

Here’s a seasonal treat to savour – or a wonderful gift to give

  If you’re scratching your head for a special treat – or a special gift this Christmas – how about afternoon tea in the rather special oak-panelled surroundings of Mellington Hall? The chances are we’ll have the fires going and there’s a menu to suit all tastes including a hearty traditional afternoon tea, a savoury ‘Gentlemen’s’ version, a […]

A very special year for Mellington

The family that owns the Hall took back control of the building and the running of the Hotel one year ago. The keys were handed back to us on 1st November 2017 and we spent a hectic few days making everything spick and span so we could welcome our first guests. Both the hard work […]

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 […]