South Wales Hotel

Hotel Enquiries: 01291 672302

Wedding Enquiries: 01291 674819

Conference Enquiries: 01291 674817







Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel

A warm welcome awaits...


Our award winning four-star South Wales wedding venue hotel offers relaxation and a high level of personal service and attention, all in a rural location in the lovely county of Monmouthshire overlooking the banks of the River Usk.

We are currently listed as #1 out of 217 hotels in Southern Wales on Tripadvisor based on customer reviews of our customer service, friendly staff, excellent food and accommodation facilities.

2014 marked our 40th anniversary - the business opened its doors in March 1974.  Since then we have welcomed many thousands of satisfied customers  who have visited for conferences, parties,  weddings (ceremonies and receptions), dinner parties, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch, birthday celebrations, accommodation or just a quiet drink in the bar!

Set in well-maintained gardens, the architecture of this beautiful privately owned Victorian Villa makes it the perfect wedding venue nestling in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside. The small picturesque town of Usk is just a five minute stroll from the hotel.

We invite you to browse our website  where you will be able to find information about how we can help you make your wedding, special event, celebration or dining experience one that you will remember for all the right reasons!

Visiting South Wales?   Looking for the perfect South Wales wedding venue?    Look no further..   

A member of our team will be happy to assist with your requirements - please contact us on 01291 672302.


Weddings & Civil Ceremonies

 Best Wedding Venue in Wales

We are delighted to have been recognised as the Best Wedding Venue in Wales so you can be reassured that your big day is in safe hands with our experienced team! 

When it comes to that special occasion leave us to take care of the details - from floral decorations, a choice of wedding breakfasts to accommodation needs at special rates.

To make your wedding planning easier, you may decide to choose one of our popular all-inclusive wedding packages!

You can even have your wedding ceremony at the Glen-Yr-Afon.  We have two licensed rooms suitable for all sized groups. Please contact our dedicated wedding coordinator at the earliest possible opportunity so that together we can plan "the perfect day" - then relax and leave it to us!

We take wedding bookings well in advance. You should contact us as soon as possible to check availability. 

We sometimes have dates available up to the last minute, especially for less traditional days such as Monday - Thursdays, so it's often worthwhile giving us a call.

At this point we can also arrange for you to come and visit the hotel, have a look round and discuss your general requirements.

Photo: Andrew Hazard Photography

You are welcome to place a provisional booking for an agreed date and this booking will be held for two weeks after which we will need you to confirm your position.   View our South Wales wedding venue packages



Among the many unique features of the hotel, guests will find that each of its 27 rooms are different

From the four-poster bridal suite to family rooms, all guest bedrooms are individual in character and shape due to the villa's architecture.  

Furnished to a high standard, every room is fully en suite with trouser press, flat-screen television/DVD player, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and most have views of the hotel's spacious gardens. Find out more about our special.

All rates quoted include a full English breakfast from our a la carte breakfast menu. A wide selection of fruit juices, cereals are available together with freshly baked croissants and home-made jams.

Our award winning Clarkes restaurant is open from 7pm to 9.45pm and serves a variety of dishes from light meals through to an excellent selection of a la carte dinners. 

Luxury Hotel Break in South Wales (£90 per person) 

The Luxury break includes: champagne Afternoon Tea (available between 2.30pm and 5.00pm), a four course dinner in Clarkes Restaurant (available from 7.00pm - 9.30pm)

Your one night’s stay in a standard en-suite double/twin room also includes full Welsh Breakfast from our a la carte menu, complimentary morning newspaper of your choice, complimentary parking and complimentary wireless broadband (based on 2 people sharing)

..or treat yoursef to a night away and take advantage of our special Sunday Saver package.

Stay on Sundays!  (£90 per person)  

Join us for our Sunday Saver offer - Arrive in time for Champagne afternoon tea in the relaxing surroundings of one of our lounge areas.

Take time to explore the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside before returning to a delicious meal in our popular Clarkes Restaurant.

Wake up the following morning to a sumptuous Welsh breakfast... Make your visit to South Wales memorable by staying at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel.

Please ask for further details.


Clarkes Restaurant

Clarkes Restaurant offers customers a truly wonderful dining experience

Just walking in to the restaurant and you’re already getting that magical feeling. Crisp, white tablecloths, immaculately laid tables with shining cutlery and sparkling glassware – it’s these details that contribute so much to making your dining out experience a real treat.   See our current a la carte menu.

We have a delightful range of dining experiences that are guaranteed to delight.  Open for residents and non-residents, Clarkes Restaurant offers customers a truly wonderful dining experience, combining as it does the luxurious environment of this beautiful Victorian villa with dishes produced from the finest, freshest and, wherever possible, locally-sourced ingredients. 

Sunday lunch in Clarkes Restaurant is particularly popular - so prior booking is a must to avoid disappointment.

Tripadvisor comments :

'Amazing Sunday Lunch - this is well worth the price, starter, main, desserts (as many as you like) cheese board followed by tea and coffee. Best Sunday lunch I've ever had.' (July 2013)

'Five star dining at three star prices'  - We have eaten dinner here, as a family, several times and have never been disappointed. The first and most obvious thing about the place, apart from its lovely setting on the edge of this beautiful little town is the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. ... Courteous, friendly, professional and not intrusive ... (October 2011)


Christmas Events

Dont delay... book now for your Christmas celebration with family, friends or work colleagues

Whether you are celebrating with family, friends or colleagues, we pride ourselves on excellent service, food and entertainment.

For the festive season of 2017 we will again be offering our traditional Christmas menus and more!   

If you are looking to arrange a Christmas office party, lunch with friends or a special treat with the family, let us make the arrangements for you so that you can relax and enjoy the festive season in welcoming surroundings.

Our Christmas events schedule for 2017 will be available by May 2017.  If you would like to be kept on our Christmas mailing list please let us know.

Should you require any assistance in selecting your Christmas dining experience, please contact our Events Team (Sarah)  on 01291 674817.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our customers!


Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea - just the tonic you need!

Our popular Afternoon Teas are offered daily (Monday-Friday) from 3pm although we strongly recommend that you book beforehand to avoid disappointment. 

For guests wishing to treat themselves, someone special or indulge in some 'time out' with colleagues, an Afternoon Tea can be just the tonic you need.

An Afternoon Tea menu can also be provided for larger groups celebrating a special birthday, a retirement, a reunion or perhaps a family gathering prior to, or following a wedding celebration.

We also offer Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers so you can treat that someone special to a unique gift to celebrate their special occasion.

We have a variety of venue rooms available including our cosy Lounge overlooking the lawn at the front of the hotel where guests are made to feel very much 'at home'.  Afternoon tea...

'Had a beautiful afternoon tea here yesterday! All the staff were so polite and really friendly and helpful. All the cakes and sandwiches were delicious, thank you so much for a great day!  We will be back! ' (Mrs Gilchrist, 10th April 2015)



Conferences, Seminars & Sales Meetings

Catering for small and large corporate events and conferences

Situated in the attractive, historic town of Usk in Monmouthshire, South Wales, the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel has been providing corporate conference and business meeting services and facilities for over 37 years and is well established as one of South Wales' foremost, privately-owned venues for corporate events.

Whatever your needs the Glen-Yr-Afon offers rooms catering for the large or small corporate meeting. All are serviced by syndicate rooms and any special arrangements for events can be organised with the assistance of our dedicated conference coordinator.

View our South Wales conference venue packages    






Click to view our Floral Demonstration and afternoon tea event

South Wales Wedding Special Packages Image

Let us contact you!

News Items

... Late availability wedding offers

... Faulty Tower Dining

... Staff vacancies

... Fathers Day

View News ...

Contact Us  |  Location  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Sitemap

2010 Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel Ltd - All rights reserved  Pontypool Road, Usk, Monmouthshire NP15 1SY - Tel: 01291 672302 / 673202 - Fax: 01291 672597


Powered by Slot1