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The Bell at Skenfrith Hotel, Restaurant and Bar

17thC coaching inn beside the river - Exceptional Restaurant & Bar, Regional Winner Wales Food Awards. Children's menu until 6.30pm, over 8s welcome in the restaurant during the evening. Dog friendly.

Restaurant in or near Grosmont


The Hotel

Situated in beautiful Monmouthshire, The Bell at Skenfrith, a former 17th century Welsh coaching inn, is one of Wales's renowned boutique hotels. Carefully and thoughtfully decorated, the polished flagstone floors, oak beams and antique furniture, coupled with contemporary comfy sofas and chairs, give The Bell a relaxing and easy atmosphere. There are eleven, individually designed bedrooms all with bathrooms ensuite and Noble Isle toiletries.

Overlooking the River Monnow, The Bell is on the outskirts of the tiny Welsh village of Skenfrith which has its own Norman castle.  With an award-winning restaurant and wine list, it is the ideal place for quiet and romantic breaks, weddings or special celebrations,country pursuits and wonderful long walks. The Bell's Dog and Boot Bar welcomes walkers and their dogs and even has a Pooch Parlour where you can shower them down and dry them off.

The has created 6 of its own circular walks in and around the area which are extremely popular with walkers and dogs alike.  The routes are all on public footpaths.

The Bell has free wi-fi but don't expect your mobile to always work. The kitchen garden, located behind The Bell, is popular with guests and the restaurant's seasonal menus reflect the diverse selection of vegetables, fruit and herbs grown there.  

Award-winning Restaurant and Bar

The Bell at Skenfrith has won many awards for its food, including The Best Place To Eat - Pub, as voted by the public,  in the Wales National Tourism Awards. In 2017, it was the Regional winner in The Food Awards Wales and Wales' winner in the National Pub and Bar Awards. 

The Bell's menus change regularly and offer locally-sourced seasonal food, some from the kitchen garden. On Sundays, the set lunch menu is available from 12pm until 5pm! Welsh Afternoon Tea,with all the works, can be booked by contacting reception or email. 

In good weather, guests may eat al fresco on the garden terrace, have a drink by the river or order a Bell Picnic to eat in the Orchard Garden.   Private parties and small conferences are most welcome, by prior arrangement, and there is a lovely private room which can be reserved.

Weddings, Celebrations and Small Conferences

The Bell is renowned for its intimate and individually stylish weddings.  There is an extensive pretty garden and terrace, an elegant marquee which can seat up to 200 people, with space for a dance floor and bar. The Bell's silver Bentley may be also be hired.  Alternatively, there is a private room for small celebrations or private dining.  It can seat from 12 to 46 people and you will have your own personal staff to look after you and your guests.  With eleven beautiful bedrooms, some with four poster beds and all with ensuite bathrooms, The Bell can accommodate at least 22 people for an exclusive use package.

See the pictures and description of the accommodation on our other page

Opening Times

  • Open all day for coffees, snacks and afternoon tea.  
  • Lunches from 12.00 - 14.30.  
  • Dinner 19.00 - 21.30 


  • Booking Recommended
  • Building of historical interest
  • Evening meals
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Special Diets


Nr Monmouth
O/S Ref: SO 458201

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We are about 15 minutes from Monmouth, 20 minutes from Abergavenny, 25 minutes from Hereford, 40 minutes from Bristol, just over an hour from Birmingham and three hours from London (traffic allowing).

Directions to the Bell from the south

From M4 – junction 24.  Turn up A449 towards Monmouth and m50 – approx 21 miles.  Through tunnel by Monmouth over traffic lights on dual carriageway roundabout – take 1st exit into Monmouth traffic lights – turn right onto A466 to Hereford.  Out of town past the girls’ school through Buckholt and into Welsh Newton.  Take left (opposite vile green coloured house with lorries outside) to Broad Oak.  2 miles – crossroads turn left to Skenfrith – the Bell is 2 miles down road just after bridge.

Directions to the Bell from the north

From M5 take M50.  End of M50 over 2 roundabouts (following A40).  3rd roundabout take 3rd exit – A46 towards Hereford.  Carry on for approx 4 miles (through Peterstow).  Turn left on to B4521 towards Abergavenny.  After ½ mile straight over crossroads (New Inn pub on left handside).  Approx 4 miles to next crossroads – straight over.  Through Broad Oak, past garageand downhill (watch out for “s” bends).  The Bell is 2 miles ahead just over the humped backed bridge.

  • Grosmont
  • Monmouth
  • Ross-on-Wye


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The Bell at Skenfrith

Award-winning hotel beside River Monnow with exceptional, award-winning restaurant, 11 individual designed en suite bedrooms and 7 circular, country walks. Dogs most welcome.

Hotel in or near Grosmont
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