🛌 Eight rooms graded five stars by the AA | 🍽 Superb multi award-wining restaurant | 💤 Rooms sleep 2 | Tried & Tested |📍Monmouthshire
Various Eat & Sleep packages available
Monmouthshire is known as the foodie capital of Wales and when you dine at The Whitebrook you will see why. A one-Michelin-star restaurant with eight bedrooms, it sits below a remote wood overlooking its eponymous brook, six miles from Monmouth.
To reach the Whitebrook, drive down narrow roads through thick green Wye Valley countryside – when you arrive, the restaurant’s remote location makes you feel you’re somewhere special, although its unfussy Drover’s cottage exterior gives little indication of what awaits you inside.
The clue to the restaurant’s gastronomic greatness actually lies in the deep leafy landscape that holds the Whitebrook steady in its gaze. It’s from the surrounding hills, woods, farms and fields that owner-Chef, Chris Harrod, draws his sublime flavours.
His food is rooted in this area and driven by the seasons. His menu combines freshly-foraged ingredients with locally-sourced food, combining them with originality and flair for one purpose: to bring the taste of the valley to your plate.
And boy, does he achieve it. Chris’s technical brilliance means contrasting tastes and textures dance together symbiotically in every dish; his artistry means every course speaks to you visually, whilst Chris’s quiet, shy personality gives the food a confident modesty (no theatrics needed to impress).
All these elements pull together to form what can only be described as a culinary narrative. You don’t just taste the food you’re served at the Whitebrook; you absorb it like a book with your eyes, your mind, your mouth and your heart. Yes, eating at the Whitebrook is an experience beyond food – it’s storytelling that you never want to end. And afterwards, you can head upstairs to one of the restaurant’s eight lovely rooms.
The rooms at the Whitebrook look out towards the surrounding greenery, so you’ll wake to the sounds of birds and the sight of squirrels foraging for their breakfast. The décor of the rooms follows the feel of the restaurant downstairs: muted, natural and unpretentious, with thoughtful local touches, such as Welsh wool blankets, added to remind of the wonderful valley beyond.
- Multi award-winning restaurant with rooms, including a Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes
- Consistently listed in The Good Food Guide Top 50 UK Restaurants, putting it amongst the top restaurants in the country
- Five miles from Monmouth and just an hour from Bristol and Cardiff
- Run and owned by Head Chef, Chris Harrod and his wife, Kirsty
- DB&B from £390
- Eight comfortable rooms overlooking the glorious Wye Valley