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 […]

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 […]

A different kind of hide and seek

We’ve placed a small bird spotting hide near the bottom pool in the grounds so that visitors can get closer to the abundant wildlife both on and near the water. The location couldn’t be more peaceful and is just the spot to spend quiet hours communing with nature. Of course the comforts of the hotel […]

Come and see our fantastic Mr Fox

  It’s a well known fact that when the bad weather comes the creatures of the wild come closer to human settlements in search of food. At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that’s what’s happening here except, of course, that it’s just the latest in our series of animal sculptures dotted around […]

Our 11th room is now ready for booking…..and it’s very luxurious!

Go on, treat yourselves and stay with us here at Mellington Hall Country House Hotel in our new premium quality en-suite room, decorated to the very high standard that you would expect from Mellington Hall Country House Hotel. With sumptuous bed linen, king size bed, two arm chairs and a flatscreen mounted tv, you may […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]