Hats off to our chef Tom

There’s probably only one thing better than tucking into a rib of beef that has been cooked to perfection and that’s seeing the look on the Chef’s face when all his time in the kitchen pays off. Be honest, did you ever see anything as mouth-watering as that beef, or anyone quite as proud as […]

A room with a view. Well, actually, we have a 10 of them.

Most of us live in streets in towns and cities so our view as we look out from our bedroom windows is mostly of cars and houses. That’s why staying at Mellington Hall is so special. Look at these views from two of our bedroom windows. Even in January you can see for miles through […]

Our menu for St Valentine’s: so much more than a lovin’ spoonful

It’s that time of year again and our Chef has crafted a wonderful menu for all tastes. Being Mellington, it all starts appropriately enough with bubbles and canapes on arrival followed by a cornucopia of soup, fish, meat, game, and vegetarian dishes. It’s considered bad form to stint yourself on these occasions so of course […]

A man walks into a bar…

No, this isn’t the start of joke. The man in question is Chris Offa, Sales Manager at Charles Ransford & Son, the sawmill in Bishops’s Castle owned by the same family as own Mellington Hall Hotel. The bar in question is Offa’s Bar in the Hotel, so called because Offa’s Dyke Way runs throught the […]

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 […]