The Grade-II listed Palé Hall has now officially opened its doors and is bidding to become one of the finest country house hotels in Wales.
New owners Alan and Angela Harper, together with chef Michael Caines who is overseeing the food and beverage, have restored the historic house to its former glory to now be home to 18 individually-designed bedrooms and three dining areas.
Each room holds its own history, such as the aptly named Victoria Suite, home to the bed that Queen Victoria once slept in and her original bathtub. Plus the Churchill Suite, where Churchill is alleged to have played snooker on his many visits to Palé Hall.
Palé Hall is one of Wales’s most important surviving homes dating back to the late 19th century and has now become the first Welsh hotel to join Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
General manager Pim Wolfs, with a wealth of experience from top hotels including Le Manoir, is in charge of ensuring the hotel runs a smooth operation for both staff and guests.
Chef Michael Caines, who previously held two Michelin stars at Gidleigh Park, is overseeing the hotel’s F&B operations, with Gareth Stevenson at the helm as head chef.
The three dining areas within the house provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner to residents and non-residents, each with a different look and feel.
The largest of them is the Henry Robertson dining room, followed by the Venetian dining room and finally the library.
Now with the hotel open the property is also offering a number of outdoor activities in the grounds, such as shooting, walks and trips to the local fishing spots.