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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly

A self-guided walk from the pub makes the most of the wooded hills and lanes here above Colwyn Bay. Alternatively, grab a seat in the garden and appreciate the views across to the gigantic headlands of The Little and Great Orme hills jutting out into silvery Liverpool Bay. The interior is a pleasing mix of Edwardian parlour and country inn. Beer festivals are regularly held, complementing the already generous selection of real ales, many from North Wales breweries. The food side of the business is equally appealing, with daily-changing menus offering a liberal choice, from sandwiches upwards. Breeze in with a starter like seared pigeon breast, wild mushroom sausage and beetroot fondant; or charcuterie board for two or three to share. Mains cover all the bases: Sicilian fish stew; slow-braised lamb shoulder; and roasted squash, leek and chestnut Wellington are typical quality choices on the all-day menu. There is a private dining room for small parties.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sun 12-10.30)
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-9
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-9.30, Sun 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Original, Purple Moose Snowdonia Ale, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Events

  • Beer festival, Contact pub for details (beer & bangers week; pie & ale week)

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

1m from A55. Follow signs to Welsh Mountain Zoo. Establishment at top of hill

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