in Montgomery

One of the main drawcards of Montgomery is this truly excellent restaurant-with-rooms. With an inquisitive modern-French approach to fresh, locally sourced ingredients, first-rate service, and dishes such as steamed halibut with scallop mousse, pea purée, bacon and mint dressing, it's earned a loyal fan base and one of Wales' seven Michelin stars.

Upstairs, this 17th-century coaching inn once again welcomes guests, with five quietly stylish rooms with extra-comfy beds, iPod docks and blissful bathrooms. Bed-and-dinner packages are available from £285.