- 01/Jun/2012 10:11
Where are they now? Does anybody recognise or know who these folk in the photo are? This shot was taken outside The Castle Hotel on the Queens Coronation day held on 2 June 1953
- 18/Apr/2012 14:27
We recently joined in with the fantastic annual balloon festival in Llandovery. We had lots of balloonists staying here at The Castle and couldn't resist popping in and out to watch the elegant things gently wafting overhead. How serene and beautiful they are, silently floating with only the gentle wooshing sound as the burners keep them airborne. Amazingly calming.
- 15/Mar/2012 13:02
There is a new star in Britain’s best kitchens, as fancy foams, splodges of colour across the plate and fine dining begins to wane, in favour of simpler foods. Top of leading chefs’ ‘most wanted’ list, the new gastronomy gadget taking the culinary world by storm is called a ‘Josper Oven’. Its not exactly a new invention as it originated from Northern Spain over 40 years ago, but the Josper is very new in the UK. There is only one in Wales and its right here at The Castle Hotel.
- 09/Mar/2012 09:14
We've been smiling all week and there's a new, healthy spring in our steps following last weeks' visit by HRH Prince Charles to The Castle. He delivered a strong, simple, encouraging message to all of us in Llandovery and what he had to say, makes a lot of sense for rural communities like ours.
- 05/Mar/2012 10:50
Last Friday 2nd March we were extremely honoured to welcome HRH the Prince of Wales to the Castle hotel in Llandovery. Before entering the hotel the Prince took a long look at our specials board and commented that our prices looked ‘extremely good value’ which raised a few smiles and relaxed everybody.
- 01/Mar/2012 17:38
A very happy St David’s Day from all the team here.
We are celebrating our Welsh roots proudly and loudly this week with some very special Welsh menus.
We all know that Saint David's Day is the feast day of St David, the patron saint of Wales. But did you know that it used to be a national holiday? The first day of March was chosen in remembrance of the death of Saint David as he died on that day in 589. The date was declared a national day of celebration within Wales in the 18th century and for centuries was a bank holiday for all. Sadly this tradition stopped in the 20th century.
- 23/Feb/2012 10:28
The sun is coming out, the temperature is rising and we feel that Spring is on the horizon. People are starting to venture out again and we think its worth extolling the virtues of Llandovery as its a veritable hub of activity, increasingly attracting visitors due to its unique location right at the heart of the mountains, rivers and forests of South West Wales. The longer we spend here at The Castle, the more we keep uncovering, the more impressed we become.
- 07/Feb/2012 10:40
Recently, we've had the Top Gear team staying at Peterstone Court, while they filmed a 'Help for Heroes' special with the army at the Sennybridge Training Centre. We've also had a BBC Drama crew staying with us at The Manor while they filmed a new Shakespeare period drama locally at the historic, medieval Tretower Court.
I'm afraid its almost that time of year again - Christmas is just round the corner.
Throughout December we have many events, celebrations and parties – our cabaret nights have become a thing of legend and are great for groups or work evenings out. Its great fun and the perfect place to start off your Christmas celebrations.
We're open for Christmas Day Lunch too - so take the stress and drama out of the day - and let us do all the hard work...
- Sean Gerrard
- 03/Apr/2009 11:37
True golfers know that nothing compares...