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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 - 11 Rooms


The Hotel

Situated in beautiful Monmouthshire, The Bell at Skenfrith, a former 17th century Welsh coaching inn and now one of Wales's renowned boutique hotels, was completely restored in 2001.  Carefully and thoughtfully decorated, the polished flagstone floors, oak beams, antique furniture and open fires, coupled with contemporary, comfy sofas and chairs, give The Bell its relaxing and easy atmosphere. There are eleven individually designed bedrooms, all with bathrooms ensuite. The kitchen garden, located behind The Bell, is hugely popular with guests and the restaurant's seasonal menus reflect the diverse selection of vegetables, fruit and herbs grown there.

Overlooking the River Monnow, The Bell is on the outskirts of the tiny Welsh village of Skenfrith. With an award-winning restaurant and wine list, it is the ideal place for quiet and romantic breaks, intimate weddings or special celebrations,country pursuits and wonderful long walks and small conferences.  The Bell has free Wi-Fi but don't expect your mobile to always work here.

The Bedrooms

All named after brown trout fishing flies, The Bell has eleven  guest rooms individually decorated with luxury and comfort foremost in mind, including rooms with romantic fourposters. All our beds have the finest linen, down duvets, traditional pure wool Welsh blankets, an ensuite bathroom with complimentary Noble Isle toiletries, which we encourage you to take home. In the every room, guests will find good ground coffee, fresh milk and traditional or herbal teas and crunchy, homemade shortbread biscuits, cups and a real kettle.  

If you'd like to have Champagne, chocolates, fresh bouquet of flowers and rose petals in your room before arriving just let us know and we'll organise it all.

The Restaurant

The Bell at Skenfrith has won many awards for its food.  Recently, we were very proud to have won 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 Good Food Awards, Wales and Wales' winner in the National Pub and Bar Awards. Our Head Chef Joseph Colman, who was born in Tenby, was particularly pleased by this!

Our menus change regularly and offer locally-sourced seasonal food, some from our kitchen garden behind the hotel.  We have a great snack menu and will make up picnics for walkers or to have on a rug or a table in the garden.  Welsh Afternoon Tea,with all the works, can be booked by contacting reception or email. In good weather, guests can eat outside on the garden terrace. We welcome dogs and The Dog and Boot Bar has free doggie biscuits and no strict rules on muddy boots/paws.

We feel Sundays should be leisurely and not such a rush so, instead of the normal 2 hour slot in which people have to order, eat, enjoy and digest their lunch, you can order

Opening Times

Open all year.


  • Building of historical interest
  • Dog Friendly
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Lounge for residents use
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Packed lunches provided
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Special Diets
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television


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 3 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 garage and downhill (watch out for 's' bends). The Bell is 2 miles ahead just over the humped backed bridge.

  • Grosmont
  • Monmouth
  • Ross-on-Wye
  • Village



Valentine's Dinner

14th February 2018 - 17th February 2018
Our head chef Joseph Colman has just created his Five-course Valentine’s Menu!

Held at The Bell at Skenfrith in or near Grosmont

Special Offers

Please mention the Tourism Association Special Offer when making a booking
Valentines Special

Valid from 14th February 2018 to 17th February 2018

Book Valentine’s Dinner for Two on the 14th or 15th and stay with us for a special Bed and Breakfast rate of just £100. Our Valentine's Dinner costs £49 per head. Discounted B&B rates are also available on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th.  


Associated Businesses

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