Bedraggled and wet we arrived at Saint Fagans and The Old Post Office(see blogroll for link) just as the rain ceased and we saw our first bit of blue sky. It proved to be a good omen. We were given a warm and friendly welcome by Cressida Slater, the owner and shown to our rooms. The accommodation was of an extremely high standard and it was great to get out of our damp clothing and relax.
The meal that evening was one of the best I can ever remember (there are typical menus for you to drool over on the website). The staff were very friendly, professional and attentive. They have a small, but well chosen wine selection and we enjoyed an excellent Prosecco, which became a favourite of ours when we were in Venice researching my first book The Glass Dagger. After dinner we had a little stroll round the very picturesque village. We vowed to come back as soon as possible to explore further and visit the nearby National History Museum.
Chef and joint owner Simon Kealy, learned his trade under the watchful eye of Franco Taruschio, OBE, at the famous Walnut Tree Inn near Abergavenny that had two Michelin stars for most of his time there. Simon was formerly at the Millennium Centre and he and Cressida bought The Old Post Office about nine months ago. They have already built up a fine reputation for good food and accommodation and an article in Good Food Guide is in the offing for 2008. Well deserved in my opinion. Ann and I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone looking for first class accommodation and food. Why not give it a try if you are looking for accommodation near Cardiff. I doubt you will be disappointed.