The Radnorshire Arms is four centuries old and seems very unspoilt outside and in, so visit if you love history and imagine all the fun and life that has been lived in these oak-panelled rooms. Our large bedroom (an upgrade) was easy to imagine candle-lit, but also had very comfortable bed (hotel is having a refurb). Collection of blue and white china jugs on window sill adds a nice detail to outside façade and there is a large garden with children's play equipment. It's not for the boutique-y crowd and you could criticise some of the décor choices but I am not going to, as the building is a privilege to stay in from a history perspective and also service was doing the place justice, outstandingly pleasant and efficient. Plenty of staff around, a well-managed team, took trouble to fix tv signal, very attentive at breakfast (another superb oak-panelled room, would make fantastic wedding setting or Christmas party).
Breakfast buffet was frequently refreshed, well seasoned eggs and bacon very good quality (this is an agricultural and foodie area with great butchers).
Bistro food a bit routine which is a shame as it is a very nice bar.
Presteigne is gorgeous - try The Coffee House along the High St for another friendly welcome - beautiful countryside and wonderful old towns all around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned historic 3* Hotel and restaurant, offering 17 en-suite rooms, all equipped to the highest standard with a lounge, childrens' play area and gardens. We accommodate individuals, couples, families and larger groups in relaxed and spacious surroundings whether it be for a very special occasion or for a quiet evening out. Located in beautiful countryside in the town of Presteigne next to Offas Dyke and close to Ludlow Hereford, Shrewsbury and Llandrindod Wells. ... more less
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