Needed to take a weekend break for London, so we decided to go foraging in Wales. We booked one night at The Foxhunter at Nantyderry.
Upon arrival at the inn which took more time than we expected, we were greeted by the host. We missed our lunch so we asked for late lunch. We were served with a wonderful meal with home cured salmon and Cesar salad so good that put any 5 star hotel food anywhere to shame.
Afternoon foraging in the nearby woods was planned with Rouel, a very knowledge man on picking wild food. We found Elderflower, hops shoots,wild strawberries among other precious gifts from nature. We also found some mushroom although they were not in season.
We were greeted again by the chef after returning to the inn and dinner was prepared for us with local food and the wild food we picked. Never expected hop shoots went so well as garnish to a plate of local fish cooked in shellfish broth. Our Eldoflower was fried like tempura served with a bowl of lemon penna cotta. Salad again was fresh with unnamed greens which is far more superior than their supermarket peers.
Our room was comfortable but no airconditioning . It was the hottest day in Nantyderry in many years. We managed to borrow a kitchen fan but it was still too hot.
Breakfast was interesting as we had to make our own using the food which was stored in our fridge. We managed to cook a good breakfast but never as good as the ones prepared by the in house chef, we suspected.
Room was ok and food was superb. With fresh air and beautiful countryside scenery of Wales, what else can one expect from a country inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Restaurant/Gastropub. Real ales. Great food and great value. Free wifi. Free secure parking. Outside seating available. Also beer garden. Disabled access. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Foxhunter Hotel Abergavenny