This award-winning, 17th-century pub is secreted in a secluded hamlet between the coastal plain and the beautiful Elwy Valley. The original sandstone frontage and mullion windows disguise a contemporary, slightly quirky interior, which features a log-burning stove and an eclectic choice of decor. While beers from local microbreweries and Welsh cider quench a walker's thirst; hungry guests are rewarded with a stylish menu that has gained two AA Rosettes. Local produce is the baseline for dishes that can include a starter of crab langoustine and kohlrabi. Mains might be sausage-stuffed guinea fowl, corn bread leg Kiev, texture of sweetcorn; or beef, kidney and mushroom pie with bone marrow gravy. Finish with a dark chocolate sphere filled with textures of passion fruit and chocolate. Four sumptuous rooms are available for guests seeking to incorporate a short break.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday
Open all day
Opening times: 11am–11.30pm
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 11.30–4.45
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 5.45–9.30
Food and drink
Set menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From A55 junction 24a to St George. East on A55, junction 24. 1st left to Rhuddlan, 1st right into St George. 2nd right.