DUE TO RE-OPEN OCTOBER 2013
Set against a steep hillside in an isolated, straggly village not far from the river Wye, The Crown at Whitebrook gained a reputation as one of the top destinations in Wales – a world-class restaurant-with-rooms that always felt like more like a romantic French auberge that a reinvented Monmouthshire inn. Following its sudden closure in March 2013, the future looked bleak, but Raymond Blanc-trained chef/patron Chris Harrod has stepped in to save the day. He plans to re-open The Crown in October and regain the Michelin star earned by previous incumbent James Sommerin. More details to follow – although bookings are already being taken.