Head for the hills as the nation scorches

Forget hot, airless cities and head for the lush Welsh hills, where scorching temperatures are tempered by gentle breezes and balmy evenings.

So many of our hotels are situated between the mountains and the sea, so nothing could be easier than popping out for a refreshing dip in glittering sun-warmed water.

Now that the summer holidays are here, why not bring the family?

Wales is a fabulous playground, catering to all tastes, be it sailing, surfing, rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking or horse riding.

And for those whose pace is less frenetic, the nation’s historic houses and gardens, and World Heritage listed castles, provide a fascinating experience.

Book a break now, and enjoy the warmest of Welsh welcomes, and we don’t just mean the weather!

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Otley Brewing Company Masterclass, Tutored Tasting and Lunch

Otley Brewery will kindly be opening up their doors and sharing the expert tips with a small group of lucky beer aficionados this August, in another thrilling workshop event organised by Food Adventure. You’ll be joined by one of the master brewers at Otley, Lee Squelch, to learn how the company brew their fantastic beverages and the ingredients they use, as well as enjoying a few cheeky drinks while you’re there. Home brewing tips, malt and hops information, and tutored tastings will all be included in the day, as well as a four course lunch from Otley’s award-winning pub restaurant, Bunch of Grapes, prepared especially by head chef Sebastian, and of course paired with the perfect beers for each course.

In the spirit of responsible drinking, minibus transportation will be included to and from Pontypridd train station, so you can enjoy the delicious drinks without having to worry about the drive home.
http://www.foodadventure.co.uk/events/brewery-tour-otley-brewing-company/

August 9, 2014
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Price £69

Country Quest

The summer is in full swing, and the countryside looks lush.  Time to find a country retreat for some well-earned rest and relaxation.

Many of the Welsh Rarebits hotels are set in the heart of unspoilt countryside, where the only sound to break the peace is the soothing sound of birdsong.

Many have stunning gardens too, perfect for a stroll before a pre-dinner drink outside on a terrace or bench, followed by a delicious dinner.

Our chefs are renowned for using seasonal produce to its best advantage, so look out for summery delights such as stuffed courgette flowers, and salmon with sorrel, maybe followed by crème brulee with raspberries or summer pudding.

Look on our web site for special events, such as Michelin star Tyddyn Llan’s spectacular summer tasting menu, and Peterstone Court’s summer spa breaks.

Whatever you are looking for, you will find it at one of our properties – no two are the same, which is the joy of individual hotels rather than chains.

hotel-main-longshot-(CD)Picture shows: Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel on the Wales/Shropshire border.

Sea Breezes

A soft sea breeze, warm sand, waves lapping on the shore…

No, not the Caribbean, but the Welsh coast.

Wales has a magnificent coastline – the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the UK’s only maritime national park; then there’s the beautiful Llyn Peninsula with its surf beaches, sheltered bays, and backdrop of rugged mountains, as well as area of outstanding natural beauty,  Gower, and the Isle of Anglesey, with its stunning and extremely varied scenery.

Many of our hotels are close to the coast, and some are so near you can smell the sea when you fling the hotel windows open.  Book early to enjoy a sea view!

Apart from languid days on the beach, and beautiful views, another advantage of being close to the sea is that Welsh Rarebits hotels have access to the freshest fish and shellfish.

Crab, sea bass, lobster brought to your table from the pure, clear waters of the Welsh coast – what could be better.