The Celtic Manor Resort – host of golf’s 2010 Ryder Cup and premier luxury retreat less than two hours outside London – has acquired an historic country inn adding to its roster of award-winning accommodations and restaurants.
Newbridge on Usk is situated six miles upriver from Celtic Manor in an idyllic rural location in the hamlet of Tredunnock. The restaurant and six-bedroom inn is the first acquisition made by the five-star resort outside its 1,400-acre estate near Newport, South Wales.
“Over the years the Newbridge on Usk has earned a deserved reputation for the quality of its food and drink and we look forward to building on that success,” says Dylan Matthews, Chief Executive of Celtic Manor. “The restaurant has a very loyal following and we want to reassure regular customers that it is very much business as usual.”
Wholesome gastro-pub fare, made from locally sourced produce, will be served in an 80-seat restaurant which features rustic wooden floors, fireplaces, traditional bar, a spacious mezzanine and terraced gardens for al fresco dining alongside the river.
The property’s stylish bedrooms all boast oak and teak furniture, oak floors, digital TV and internet connection. Bathrooms feature marble and limestone tiles, storm showers and roll-top baths.
“The Newbridge is in a wonderful position right beside the river and I am sure it will prove very popular with guests staying at Celtic Manor,” adds Matthews. “It also offers us a fantastic alternative venue to host corporate events and weddings.”
Anglers are also a prime guest target, as Celtic Manor and the local fishing club have made arrangements to permit river access at certain times of the year.
Celtic Manor Resort www.celtic-manor.com/newbridge