Our Events

Faulty Towers Dining Experience

Friday 13th July 2018

This globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out in places like Edinburgh Fringe and Sydney Opera House. It returns to Glen Yr Afon House Hotel on 13 July, but be warned: it will sell out here too, so early booking is essential. Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve a 3-course meal along with plenty of laughs and audience participation in this 5-star immersive show –a show that’s never the same twice, because it’s 70% improvised.

It’s great for comedy fans, theatre fans, or anyone who just fancies going out for an unforgettable meal and a good time. This true blend of ingenious comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.



Born in Brisbane in April 1997, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is a worldwide hit, appearing in around 20 countries a year. Highlights of 2018 include a string of return visits to Fringe Festivals in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Edinburgh, and tours in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia and the Caribbean. With an ongoing residency, too, in the heart of London’s theatre land, it’s clear that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is the most successful interactive comedy show of its kind. Ten teams of cast now tour the world virtually non-stop.

(Confirmation required: Full payment of £49.50 per person)

Please note that due the format of the event any parties booking for less than 10 guests will be seated with other parties.


Menu
Home made butternut squash and sweet potato soup
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Beef, mushroom and ale pie
(Vegetarian option - vegetable pie)
served with mashed potatoes, courgette, French beans and gravy
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Apple and banana crumble, custard


Contact Reception to make your booking 01291 672302

 

Floral Demonstration and Afternoon Tea

Our 2018 dates have been released!


Sunday 12th August 2018 - Summer flowers (this demonstration will also include a glass of Pimms per guest)

Sunday 18th November 2018 – Christmas/Winter flowers (this demonstration will also include a glass of Mulled wine per guest)


On these dates we will be holding very special events with the assistance of our very own hotel florist, Love Lily, of Abergavenny. This superb events will allow guests the opportunity to listen to Emma Lynch, the experienced and award winning owner of Love Lily, discussing the basics of floristry, the glorious seasons and hints and tips that I’m sure you will all find useful for caring for cut flowers at home.

As well as this you will get to see a fabulous floral demonstration by Emma and her creations will be later raffled off to two lucky guests to take home with them on the day!
All of this will be followed by our very own afternoon tea which will include a selection of both savoury and sweet items to be enjoyed in our Ballroom.

Love Lily are a contemporary and creative Master Florist based in the beautiful market town of Abergavenny. Love Lily have been supplying the people of Abergavenny and it’s surrounding areas with wonderful award winning arrangements and displays since opening in October 2006 and have been working closely with The Glen Yr Afon House Hotel since the beginning of 2016.

Love Lily operate from their Design Studio located in Abergavenny . The Design Studio allows them to continue to produce the volume of wedding and event floristry that their clients demand, as well as regularly hosting a series of events throughout the year in their Flower School with classes ranging from Hand Tied Bouquets to creating Floral Arches.

This superb and exciting afternoon will commence from 2pm, with tea and coffee available for guests. The floral demonstration will then begin at 2.30pm with our afternoon tea being served to guests following this.

The afternoon tea available on the day will include:

A selection of savoury sandwiches
Mini coronation chicken brioche
Smoked salmon pinwheels
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Scones served with jam and clotted cream
Berry fruit tart
Chocolate brownie
Chocolate profiteroles
Carrot and orange cake
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Freshly brewed tea/coffee

For those of you wishing to join us for the event/events the cost will be £26.50 per person/per event. The cost is inclusive of the floral demonstration, talk, afternoon tea and a raffle ticket. Emma will be available all afternoon to answer any further floral questions that you may have!

To make a booking please contact our reservations team on 01291 672302 who will need to take credit/debit card details as full payment is required on booking.

We look forward to seeing you for these very special events!
 

Bletchley Park, home of the WW2 Codebreakers

Step back in time to experience the stories of the extraordinary achievements of the men and women who worked there.

On Thursday 13th September 2018 we will be taking a coach trip to Bletchley Park.

Highlights include the restored Codebreaking huts with their WW2 ambience faithfully recreated, plus a stunning new visitor centre with an introductory exhibition and hands-on displays.  Explore the beautiful grounds and historic buildings with an interactive multimedia guide and enjoy the atmospheric soundscapes, galleries and exhibitions.  Bletchley Park and its tremendous story have featured regularly in film and television over the past few years.  Form the BBC’s Antiques’ Roadshow to Operation Mincemeat, the Timewatch Special, Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes and the Oscar-nominated film The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, all filmed on location at Bletchley Park.

Bletchley Park won the Best Attraction for Groups in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Group Travel Awards and has seen a growth in public interest enormously with over 250,000 visitors in 2016.

Your tickets on the day will allow you to explore Bletchley Park at your leisure with all guests having an annual season ticket included, so you are welcome to return as many times as you wish within a year of your first visit!

There are a variety of food options available on-site which include: Hut 4 Café (formerly a WW2 Naval Intelligence Codebreaking hut), visitor centre coffee shop, seasonal snack kiosk and tea room in the Mansion.  There are also picnic benches located around the site if guests would prefer to bring their own food.

The cost would be £50.00 per person and would include the following: breakfast at the Glen-Yr- Afon House Hotel, coach travel, season ticket to explore Bletchley Park valid for 12 months and return to the hotel.  Contact Reception on 01291 672302 to reserve your place

 

Wedding Fayre - come and meet our trusted suppliers

Sunday 21st October 2018

Our next Wedding Fayre will be held on Sunday 21st October 2018 between 12 noon and 4.00pm.

See Wicked - the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre

Join us on a Wicked Theatre Trip to Cardiff!

On Thursday 22nd November 2018 we will be taking a coach from the Glen-Y-Afon House Hotel, Usk to the Cardiff Millennium Centre to see a Matinee performance of ‘Wicked’.

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students.

Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.

The cost per person will be £99 and will include: coach travel, a premium ticket for the Matinee performance of Wicked and Dinner at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel on return.

For those travelling to the area to see the show, we can also offer accommodation here in one of our 28 en-suite rooms, with the very best of Welsh breakfasts to look forward to the following morning!

Contact Reception to make your booking 01291 672302

 

See Matilda - the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre

Join us for a Theatre Trip to Cardiff to see Matilda - The Musical!


On Thursday 3rd January 2019 we will be taking a coach from the Glen-Y-Afon House Hotel to the Cardiff Millennium Centre to see a Matinee performance of ‘Matilda’. Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.

The story is of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a clever mind, is determined to change her own destiny, even if it means being a little bit naughty.

The cost per person will be £99 and will include: brunch at the Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel, coach travel, a premium ticket for the Matinee performance of Matilda and return back to the hotel.

For those travelling to the area to see the show, we can also offer accommodation here in one of our 28 en-suite rooms, with the very best of Welsh breakfasts to look forward to the following morning!

Contact Reception to make your booking 01291 672302

 

The Real Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle)

Behind the scenes of “The Real Downton Abbey”.

On Thursday 29th August 2019 we have pleasure in inviting you to a very special coach trip which will give you the opportunity to explore what it is really like behind the scenes of “The Real Downton Abbey”.

The success of Downton Abbey took everyone by surprise from the first nervous apprehension whether anyone would like the first episode or stay with it for the second or third… the series has become a phenomenon with appreciative viewers all around the world.  Tickets would include access to Highclere’s beautiful castle and grounds which are visited by many thousands of visitors every year. There may also be the opportunity on the day for individuals to upgrade to the Egyptian Exhibition on the day if they wish at an additional cost.

The Tearooms will be available throughout the visit for tea/coffee with hot light lunches from 12noon until 2.00pm for those of you wanting to relax during the visit. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Castle Gift Shop which stocks a wide selection of gifts. Please note that should any guests wish to join us who use a motorised wheelchair they would be unable to gain access to the castle but would have full use of the grounds.

(Confirmation required: Full payment of £50.00 per person).  Contact 01291 672302 to reserve your place.