We stayed at the Portway for 2 nights on the 22nd + 23rd March as first time visitors to the area. From the moment we arrived we felt welcome thanks to the attentiveness and willingness to help out with local knowledge from the staff at the reception and bar staff etc.(Check out the fascinating story of the horses head set into the floor of the bar area, there's GOT to be a folk song in that somwhere!.) We dined both nights with friends we were meeting for a birthday celebration, who also stayed at the Portway. Both the bar area and the restaurant are available for dining by choice and both were very comortable, the bar with a fireplace and sofas.The beer on offer was from loacal brewers and could have been a bit more lively out of the pumps but I put it down to the inexperience of the relatively young staff. By the way, there's a good selection of single malts on offer and games,darts and cards for guest use. Our room (12) was spacious, clean and well furnished with a confortable sofa and chair and the bath/ shower room was very roomy and was complimented by a dressing area with a full length mirror and dressing table.The beams are incredibly atmosphericThe bed was fabulous. Super king sized and so comfortable that my parrtner and I enjoyed 2 of the most relaxing and restful nights sleep ever while away from home.The food was very good and except for one of our party feeling that his steak was slightly overcooked to his taste, could not be faulted. On the Friday Steak Night my thick cut and beautifully prepared (best I've ever had actually) Sirloin was cooked to medium rare perfection and almost melted in the mouth and went great with the hand cut chunky chips and excellent onion rings.My partner and 1 other friend's Battered Cod and Chips also got the thumbs up.Our second night food kept up to the high standard. Breakfast was top quality with freshly cooked local ingredients making it a great start to the day with regular top-ups of tea and coffee and toast from the friendly and cheerful staff.
We would recommend this fine inn to anyone fortunate enough to find themselves in the vicinity and we are sure that the welcome and great service that we recieved from Darren and his team will be appreciated by visitors to the beautiful Wye Valley.
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