Originally named Llwynarthen, the house was built in 1878 as the home of Sir Henry Webb, a Baronet, and commander of the Gloucester, Worcester and Liverpool regiments during the Great War, who also carried out duties as an MP for the Forest of Dean during this time, and later as an MP for Cardiff East.
In its distinguished History, the House has been home to a junior Lord of the Treasury, been converted into a First World War military hospital; transformed into swish Blue Horizon club in the 1930s, a base for anti-aircraft guns during World War II, before finally becoming a Hotel and Country Club in the 1950’s.
The Hotel became one of the most luxurious in the South Wales area during the following 3 decades, and hosted thousands of great parties, International Rugby Teams, as well as a few celebrity weddings. Sadly, ownership of the hotel was then passed from one multinational corporation to another, who didn’t fully appreciate the full charm that the hotel had.
Since the summer of 2014 we have been an independent and locally owned Hotel. We are proud of our History and heritage, but we are now working hard to create an environment which retains its charm, but fully embraces the 21st Century to become a local treasure once again.
Over the next few years, St Mellons Hotel will become a modern, vibrant, flourishing location, but one which retains, honours and pays homage to its History. We will draw inspiration from our unique, rural setting between two urban, vibrant cities, but our rooms will each be individually designed to inspire peace, relaxation and comfort for our guests.