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16th-century country pub deep in the Vale of Clwyd

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Surrounded by the sublime scenery of the Clwydian hills, this pretty, whitewashed pub is the 'charming and friendly retreat from the world' that owners Lucy and Jason Stock set out to create. For the modern British food their unshakeable maxim is 'locally sourced', typically extra-mature Welsh steak, roast vine tomatoes, grilled flat mushrooms and hand cut chips; grilled whole Cornish plaice with beer-battered Jersey Royal Potatoes, fresh shrimps in lemon butter and asparagus tips; and roasted shoulder of Gellifor pork with apple and vanilla purée, sautéed Jersey Royals, creamed Savoy cabbage and red wine jus. It follows then that real ales, such as Porthmadog's Purple Moose, should come only from local microbreweries.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday and Tuesday
  • Opening times: 12-2 5-11 (Saturday to Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-4
  • Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 5.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Local micro-brews

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, July


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Ruthin A494 (Mold road). Left at Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd onto B5429 (Llandyrnog). Right signed Gellifor. At crossroads in Hendrerwydd, pub on left. Or from Denbigh, A525 (Ruthin road). Left onto B5429 to Llandyrnog. Left to Hendrerwydd

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