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 […]

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 […]

In cold weather, it always helps to have the right gear

This wintry weather is getting everyone down but is made bearable at Mellington Hall by the fact that we have the right machinery to clear the snow. Our trusty Volvo went on to fill the wood chip boiler (which heats the Hotel and provides all the hot water) before getting back to other work. Pretty […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]