King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

Take a break from election news on May 7th and speculation about who will be running the country and go back 800 years to discover the most reviled ruler in history… King John is familiar to everyone as the villain from the tales of Robin Hood — greedy, cowardly, despicable and cruel. But who was … Continue reading King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

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Henry Castle to Commission for Sculpture Trail

Henry Castle has been selected to develop a major new artwork for the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail. The new work is due to be completed and open to the public in early summer 2016. “Henry is a young artist who creates highly original sculptures that respond to their specific locations. He uses a process … Continue reading Henry Castle to Commission for Sculpture Trail

St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

We are privileged to have a destination that is in England and Wales, but to celebrate St. George's Day today, here are a few things we love about our English side! The breathtaking views: Symonds Yat Rock is known as a viewpoint to spot a host of wildlife, including peregrine falcons, adders, and otters, as well as a great spot to … Continue reading St. George’s Day – Why We Love England!

The Miners Arms to feature in BBC Two’s ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial

The hunt for a brand new chef for The Miners Arms is charted in this brand new series. Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial is a brand new series, which sees Alex Polizzi take on the difficult challenge of finding Head Chefs for restaurants that have a desperate need to fill a vacancy. Hiring a Head … Continue reading The Miners Arms to feature in BBC Two’s ‘Alex Polizzi: Chefs on Trial

May: Bank Holiday events

Saturday 2nd May, 7.30pm - Wyndcliffe Court's May Charity Ball - Event in support of Help for Heroes with live music, dancing in the ballroom and on the terrace, evening DJ and entertainment. Food includes sizzling hog roast and complimentary bubbly drink on arrival (both included in the ticket price). It's fancy dress 'hats and masks' … Continue reading May: Bank Holiday events

Don’t be Late for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Caroll's Alice in Wonderland, The Angel Hotel will be holding a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on the 2nd and 3rd of May. This party inspired by Caroll's work will feature the theatrical creations of Abergavenny-based couture milliner Alison Tod. Guests will sit at specially decorated tables and be greeted by Alice … Continue reading Don’t be Late for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Win a mini-break for 4!

The historic Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales, is giving you the chance to win a night in one of their lovely cottages. The properties are just minutes away from the hotel itself which is famous across the UK for its afternoon tea. The hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild, … Continue reading Win a mini-break for 4!

Forest Activities Festival

Have you ever thrown a pot or had a go at archery? Well here's your chance to learn something new. After an amazingly successful event last year, it was decided the festival must continue. Taking place at the Speech House Hotel on Sunday 26th of April, this year’s Forest Activities Festival will offer indoor and … Continue reading Forest Activities Festival