“Let’s face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that’s different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I’m going to be a better chef.” – Thomas Keller, The French Laundry / Per Se
It all starts with ingredients. We are fortunate here. We have one of the World’s great natural larders around us, and its our job to get that food to you in its prime.
We couldn’t do it without our suppliers giving us access to those raw ingredients. Welsh where possible, and ideally from within 50 miles of the kitchen door.
And to wash it all down…..
We have a line up of Welsh real ales and a Welsh lager.
We import a number of wines on tap directly from the vineyards in Italy, so we can say we have a really interesting but very high quality (single estate) house wines at very affordable prices. We also have a line up of spirits and liqueurs, including many from Wales. As with our food, we like to have a sense of place in our bar.
We hope you visit to enjoy the fruits of our labours – its a passion with us all.
The menu represents a personal distillation of nearly 30 years experience of cooking (and a lot more eating!). It is based very firmly on our fantastic Welsh produce, which we believe cannot be bettered anywhere in the world.
We endeavour to treat it with the respect it deserves, not masking flavour for the sake of cleverness or complication.
Gareth follows the Slow Food Principles of “Good, Clean and Fair” and will never knowingly allow G.M. ‘freaky food’ to be used in our kitchens.
Bar & Wines
The Wynnstay stocks real ales from the length and breadth of Wales as well as one or two from across the border.
The only music in the bar is from occasional impromptu renditions by local or visiting choirs or performers – piped tunes are right out.
The Public bar is open all day. Residents and Parties may arrange for a late bar if they do so well in advance.
Bar closing times
The Hotel bar normally closes at 11 pm, 10.30 pm on Sundays but may remain open later at the discretion of the duty manager.
If you wish to have a later bar, please advise us in advance – so that we can ensure that we have staff to cover that.