Two friends and I have just returned from a weekend at the River Cafe in Glasbury and it was an almost faultless weekend.
The River Cafe is on the banks of the River Wye and is run and managed by a group of lovely, enthusiastic people who clearly understand when to bring on the service and when to hold back. The light and airy rooms were immaculate and stylishly detailed. Lovely bathrooms with hot power showers. Comfy beds. Fluffy white duvets. Lots of pillows and welsh wool covers. Good tea tray and books in the room.
We were immediately asked down to the cafe for tea and coffee on the house where we lounged on the sofas and ooh'd and aaah'd about the view and perused the books left around for people to borrow. There is a lovely veranda overlooking the River with tables and chairs for the hardy eaters (it was a slightly chilly September weekend).
We ate at the River Cafe on the first night. Good Italian food and again, attentive, smiling service. Our aperitiv possibly the most delicious Prosecco I have ever drunk.
There is an abundance of staff on hand at all times to cater for your every need.
Next day we went canoeing from their base next to the Cafe. The sun shone and we glided (glid?)down the river in a state of near euphoria. 5 hours later, after a lunch stop in Hay we arrived at Whitney and were met by the River Cafe guys who grabbed us and our canoes and whisked us back to comfort.
We didn't eat at the cafe that evening, we ate at another restaurant 8 miles away. One of our party was held up and had to come on later. The River Cafe offered to drive her to us. Yes, you heard right.....to drive her to another restaurant 8 miles away..
They are very lovely people and we can't wait to go back again.
They gave us lots of their time. Chatted to us about which walks we might like to do and other places of interest to visit. Any tiny problems were immediately dealt with. And all this for £35 a night? I would happily have paid triple, and have, for much less.
Go there before everyone else discovers it and experience the gem that is the River Cafe.
- Also Known As:
- The River Cafe Hotel Glasbury-On-Wye
- The River Cafe Bed And Breakfast
- The River Cafe B&B Glasbury-On-Wye, Wales