Luxury hotel and spa, The Metropole in mid Wales, is marking the Six Nations Championship 2014, with a celebration of the best ales the participating nations have to offer.
On February 1, when the championship kicks off with the Wales v Italy match at the Millennium Stadium, guests The Metropole can celebrate – or commiserate – with a Birra Moretti or a Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
For the Irish game there’s a vintage Magners cider to tuck into, and for the French game, a delicate Breton cider or a deeply hoppy red beer known as Gavroche.
Old favourite Spitfire, originally brewed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Britan, puts in an appearance for England, along with Badger Fursty Ferret; and from Scotland there’s a dark beer called Highlander, and a light, golden beer – Jarl – for those who prefer something lighter.
And, of course there’s delicious Welsh beer – the two bottled Celt ales on offer are Dark Age with its hint of chocolate and caramel, and Celt Bleddyn, the brewery’s commanding IPA, as well as the hotel’s cask ales such as Felinfoel IPA.
Justin Baird-Murray, MD at The Metropole, said:
“We wanted to mark this year’s Six Nations by doing something special – particularly as the Welsh team will make history if they win the Championship again. Either way, visitors to The Metropole can enjoy the best beers and ciders the Six Nations countries have to offer.”
Please call 01597 828509 for further information.