Ynyshir Hall in Wales has announced it is to rebrand as a restaurant with rooms and drop the ‘Hall’ from its name to relaunch as Ynyshir.
Now under new ownership, the previously-known hotel with a fine dining restaurant has also appointed Gareth Ward as its new head chef to bring Michelin-starred food to the forefront of the experience at Ynyshir.
The property will officially relaunch as a restaurant with rooms in the autumn of 2016.
Alongside the new staff changes, Ynyshir will open just five days a week, with both the restaurant and rooms closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Ward first arrived at Ynyshir in 2013 and gained a Michelin star in his first full year, as well as being named Good Food Guide 2015 Chef to Watch. Four AA Rosettes followed and saw Ynyshir become the only property in Wales to hold the accolade.
The 26-cover restaurant will introduce two 14-course tasting menus, plus Ward’s own surprise tasting menu, bespoke to each guest at £130 per person.
Once owned by Queen Victoria as a hidden retreat, Ynyshir is home to ten bedrooms alongside the restaurant.