Tom’s vegetarian risotto featured in food magazine

Tom Barber, our Head Chef here Mellington Hall Hotel has been featured in the latest issue of Harlech Food Service magazine presenting his mouth-watering vegetarian Risotto. Tom chose a vegetarian dish despite the fact that, as he says, “I can look out of my kitchen window now and see the beef that I’ll be serving weeks or […]

Most visitors drive, many walk, and some just drop in!

One of the joys of the setting here at Mellington is the space in the landscaped grounds and of course in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Normally it’s a recipe for total peace and absolute quiet. There are occasional exceptions as when this guest came and went by helicopter. It cased quite a stir – and not […]

Now it’s even more comfy at Mellington

We’ve received an early delivery for Christmas and are thrilled with all of our new chairs and bar tables part of a process of continuous improvement here – there are some more comfy seats to come for the bar in the New Year. So, make a bee-line for Mellington Hall Country House Hotel, and take a (very) comfy seat, […]

(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 […]