Lloyds is located in one of mid-Wales most endearing market towns, Llanidloes. Tucked away at “top o’ town”, as the locals put it, Lloyds has been operating as a hotel for over 140 years. The railway, long since gone, brought the first residents of Humphreys Commercial Temperance Hotel as it was then. Nowadays it is the hospitality and warm welcome extended by Tom and Roy which draws guests, many on regular return visits.
Tina and Neil can’t believe that there is such a gem in my home town. Thank you to all your staff for such great hospitality and food and I hope to see you again when they are next up.
We have owned and run Lloyds for 21 years, but from autumn 2015 will ‘downsize’ to offer bed and breakfast only, as we progress our retirement plan.
The building is an unpretentious example of Victorian architecture and lies within the town’s conservation area. It’s on the interior that our efforts have born most fruit, creating standards of comfort that our guests expect and seem to appreciate. The food has been a big draw for many, delighting in leisurely evenings spent in our restaurant over a five-course, no-choice surprise menu. As our energies are not what they were, we are simplifying our dinner menu: removing a course, reducing the number of vegetable dishes which accompany the main course, and serving fewer desserts choices. Furthermore, we are restricting the number of evenings we offer dinner each week to three or four, and in quieter periods to Fridays and Saturdays only.
The stairs to the bedrooms floors are narrow and quite steep.
Due to our location, and the origins of the hotel, we have no car park - street parking is usually available nearby.
While we have a licence to sell alcohol to residents and diners, we do not have a bar.
All bedrooms are non-smoking (as are our public rooms, of course).
Being in a town, sometimes noise of vehicles and people can be heard – that all bedroom windows have secondary glazing or are double glazed does help, however.
We do not accept pets (except guide dogs).
This last weekend was my first visit to Lloyds. I immensely enjoyed the experience. Your warmth of hospitality and culinary skills are very exceptional - I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to stay in a place and with a couple that I have heard so much about over the years. Thank you so much. Ad multos annos.
We both truly enjoyed our stay. It was
obvious that it was not just that we were fortunate, but that we
were just two of the many who felt the same way..... If I have one
sorrow it is that we have found you towards the end of your time at
Lloyds but I really do hope that we will be with you again before
you move on.
Thanks for a very pleasant stay at your
hotel and your hospitality. We were very sorry we missed enjoying
one of Roy's world famous meals. Maybe next time.
Thank you both for making our stay so pleasurable. We have passed through Llanidloes many times, but missed the main highlight of the town until our visit with Roger & Margaret.