For those seeking a romantic stay with a traditional and opulent feel, the 150-year-old luxury country house Palé Hall Hotel is the perfect setting this February. With a beautiful woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the River Dee and Snowdonia National Park is on its doorstep, it features 18 luxurious, individually styled bedrooms plus four garden suites with hot tubs, a 3 AA Rosette fine dining restaurant, and dog-friendly rooms for pampered pups.
The Henry Robertson Dining Room holds Wales’ first Green Michelin Star for its commitment to sustainable practices, and head chef Gareth Stevenson offers dishes that are sourced locally wherever possible to support Welsh farmers and businesses and to also reduce haulage and CO2 emissions.
Guests can dine in a grand setting overlooking the hotel’s 50-acre estate and rolling green hills in the distance. The light and elegant dining room were designed to impress, with its ornate plaster ceilings and marble fireplace, crystal chandeliers, gilded mirrors, and antiques to add to the character. Palé Hall is steeped in history and tradition, and coming here feels like stepping back in time – a harpist can often be found playing in the lounge as you arrive at dinner, where pre-dinner canapés and drinks await.
Guests can choose the decadent five or eight-course menu, with classic British flavours and elements of Japanese culinary culture and Middle Eastern inspiration too. The menu is enhanced with an accompanying wine flight expertly chosen by their sommelier to complement each course.
Current dishes include:
- Hand-dived scallop tartare, roast cauliflower, Granny Smith, raisins
- Rhug Estate venison, parsley purée, chou farci, juniper
- Fig leaf panna cotta, caramelised fig, apple gastrique, spiced streusel
An overnight stay costs from £245 for two sharing a Classic Room, including breakfast. Call Palé Hall on 01678 530 285 or visit www.palehall.co.uk
Palé Hall offers a Valentine’s Weekend Package 2023
Available Friday 10th – Tuesday 14th February inclusive, a one-night B&B stay costs from £545 for two sharing (£272pp) and includes:
A glass of Kir Royale on arrival
Box of chocolates in room on arrival
½ bottle of Rosé Champagne
5-course tasting menu
To book, call Palé Hall on 01678 530 285 or visit www.palehall.co.uk