(Trumpet fanfare) Noble lords and ladies! Dashing knights and fair damsels! Thou hast asked for a truly totally awesome holiday experience in a stunning 4* Welsh castle hotel located in acres of its own woodland and parkland – and we hath answered. Pack thy crowns and thy suits of armour into thy noble mechanical steeds (or as thou modern types call them, ‘cars’) and prepare for a rollicking good medieval break for two.
Feast thy eyes on this – a night’s stay for the pair of thou at Ruthin Castle Hotel, an astonishing venue with over 700 years’ history. Stuff thy faces with a scrumptious afternoon tea, gorge thyselves like Galahad on a three-course meal come evening in Bertie’s Restaurant (which hath been awarded two AA rosettes for outstanding food and service), and break thy fast in the morning. Surely this offer must cost its weight in gold? Nay – it’s thine for a mere £129, up to 50% off the usual price.
agent b’s pick of the menu…
- Pan-seared scallops on chorizo with pea puree and a pea shoot salad
- Halen Môn cured salmon on roasted beetroot served with fresh samphire
- Pan roast monkfish served with Ruthin Castle nettle gnocchi, citrus infused pearl barley risotto and broad beans
- Braised rump of Tremerchion lamb with a light vegetable stew and rosemary dumplings
- Dark chocolate fondant with white chocolate centre served with chantilly cream
- Potted lemon posset with red berry compote, served with a line of lemon sherbert
- includes tea, coffee or infusions
- Victoria Sponge, carrot cake, chocolate eclairs, Eton Mess pavlova, homemade scones with jam and cream
about Ruthin Castle
Built in the 13th century by Dafydd, the brother of Prince Llyweln II, Ruthin Castle is a historical, red-stone building overlooking the beautiful valley below. This popular venue for long and short stays has a century’s old reputation for providing great hospitality and comfort. Each of the bedrooms has been decorated individually so they each have an individual flair, and most of them enjoy views over the estate and mountains. With charm and history throughout this beautiful building it all makes for one picturesque escape. Legend has it that the wife of an army commander of Edward I discovered her husband’s romantic affair with a local girl and in a passionate rage murdered her with an axe. For her bloody deed she was executed, prohibited from being buried in consecrated ground and therefore buried by the castle walls. Her stone grave still exists and it is said that she forever roams the battlements as the ghostly ‘grey lady’.