Speaking of five star ratings….

….we couldn’t help reflect (as we sat by the log fire in a brief lull) that since we took back control of the hotel on 1st November 2017 we have had 18 reviews on tripadvisor. Of those, 17 have given us a five star rating whilst the other gave us four stars. It has, as one reviewer said, […]

A five star rating for Mellington Hall Hotel

We are thrilled to have been awarded a Five Star Hygiene Rating under the Government’s food safety ratings scheme: you can’t get better than this. The award is a great tribute to the teams of people who have been working really hard since we took back control of the hotel less than two months ago but of course […]

Think of this as a red carpet

Slowly but surely we’re getting things the way we want them at Mellington Hall Hotel – less than two months from taking back control. We’re greatly encouraged by the fantastic response from guests both in comments they make to us in person during their visits and in the feedback they provide on tripadvisor. So, whilst this brand […]

Improvements continue at Mellington Hall Hotel

When we took back control of Mellington Hall Hotel in November we made a promise to ourselves and to our future guests that never again would visitors find shabby rooms, worn linen or a frosty welcome. A warm welcome is now assured (with blazing log fires thrown in!) and the old linen has long since […]

‘Downton Abbey with a touch of Brideshead’

Not our words but those of a recent guest at Mellington Hall who was kind enough to post a review of the hotel on tripadvisor.com where you can read the recent reviews for yourself. Worth saying though how much feedback like this means to the team here at the hotel. Our aim is to make […]

Gathering winter fuel

These pictures show Alex Evans battling through the snow to deliver dry woodchips from the Ransfords sawmill in Bishop’s Castle to feed the wood chip boiler at Mellington where we use 100% renewable energy for heating and hot water. The logs on the fires in the hotel are from our own woodlands on the Estate and are mostly […]

Did someone mention snow?

We can’t guarantee that the snow will still be here when you come to try our Christmas menu…but we hope these pictures give you a flavour of how lovely Mellington Hall looks at this time of year. And don’t forget that after a bracing walk in the grounds there are blazing log fires and hot drinks […]

The Christmas menu at Mellington: save some room for the mince pies!

Little wonder our Christmas menu is going down a treat: it’s simply delicious. To start with you can choose from Parsnip and Apple Soup, Smoked Salmon Carpaccio served with pickled radish, orange segments and horseradish cream, or Chicken Liver, Brandy & Herb Pate served with a mixed leaf salad, pomegranate seeds and warm toast. For […]

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

As you can see, this place is as pretty as a picture at the first dusting of snow: greatly helped by the fact that the beautiful grounds are kept so well by the team here. It might be arctic weather outside but inside the hotel the log fires are crackling away and everyone’s as snug as […]

Up, running, and very nicely busy thank you!

Our new website is not the only thing that is now up and running. It’s really pleasing to report that since the management of the Hotel came back in to the hands of the family that owns it we’ve had nothing but praise from guests – whether they’ve stayed overnight or popped in for a […]