We stayed at the Drawing Room just after Christmas, via a brilliant offer on Iescape.
We were warmly welcomed on arrival and given tea and cakes by the beautiful log fire. The room we stayed in (Oliver) has a fantastic roll top bath and very comfortable double bed.
The restaurant has a very impressive wine list, considering there is only 4 tables, and the food was everyone has said on this website, was just excellent. Top quality food and presentation. We enjoyed every single course - even the bread was absolutely divine! There's no kettle / tea in the room so make sure you ask for a cup before you leave the dining room at night,. Breakfast is also fantastic - try the homemade museli - it's delicious.
So why four stars and not five? On our first night, we were lucky enough to be the only guests and diners and found the peace and tranquility we very much needed and had hoped for. On the second night, the room next door (Phoebe) was occupied and we found out the sound proofing to be literally non-existant. We could hear every word and movement from the next door - tv, talking etc. If you have considerate neighbours, it shouldn't be a problem. Ours, talking loudly at 3.30am, weren't considerate. I know that rude neighbours aren't the fault of the hosts at all but sleep quality was not great to say the least, and that's fundamentally what we needed from our stay. Had we paid full rate for the room, we would have been very disappointed with the second night.
We would highly recommend the food and atmosphere at the Drawing Room and wouldn't hesitate to recommend a meal there.
- Also Known As:
- The Drawing Room Hotel Builth Wells
- The Drawing Room Builth Wells, Wales