Glanwydden, LLANDUDNO JUNCTION, LL31 9JP
This charming, 18th-century country pub, a former AA pub award winner, was once the storehouse of the Llangwestennin Parish and is located in a pretty rural village just a five-minute drive from the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno. It is ideally placed for anyone enjoying country walks, cycling, or a day on the beach. The Queens Head continues to attract discerning customers with its warm welcome, effortless charm and excellent service. The stylish terrace is just the place to join friends on warmer summer evenings, whilst on colder nights the relaxed atmosphere in the bar is perfect for a pre-dinner drink by the log fire; or arrive early to bag a seat in the cosy snug. Real ales come from the Great Orme and Wild Horse breweries, located in the hills nearby, and you'll find that the lip-smacking wine list with helpful description notes has plenty of choice. The dedicated kitchen makes excellent use of local produce in varied menus that might include a starter of smoked salmon and trout mousse; grilled local goats' cheese tart; or crispy lamb and feta salad. Local fish and seafood is the cornerstone of the menu and typical examples are Conwy moules marinière; and monkfish and king prawn curry; and baked fillet of cod topped with Welsh rarebit. Meat-lovers are certainly not overlooked, with the likes of home-made lasagne; chicken korma; braised Welsh lamb shoulder with redcurrant and rosemary gravy; and sautéed calves' liver and crispy bacon.