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. Whilst 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 for chef Paul Antony-Smith. Local produce is the baseline for dishes that can include a starter of mackerel, charred chicory, pumpkin granola, squash foam. 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 blackberry mousse, liquorice meringue and ice cream. Four sumptuous rooms are available for guests seeking to incorporate a short break.