From the 12th to the 19th century drovers broke their journeys here on their way to market, and their livestock would graze on the adjacent field, now a campsite. The interior of this 1777 building is warm and traditional, with oak beams, open fires and brassware. Local brews are served in jugs straight from casks, a practice that nostalgic regulars appreciate. Rosie's Triple D (Drovers at Dafarn Dywyrch) cider is local too. In the restaurant, enjoy rump of lamb, minted mash, roasted roots; home-made pie of the day; and cauliflower and broccoli cheese burger. Beer festivals are in March, July and October.
Open all year
Days closed: Monday (excluding bank holiday), Tuesday lunch (winter only)
Opening times: 12–3 5–11 (Saturday to Sunday 12–11)
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday 12–3, Sunday 12–8
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 12–8
Food and drink
Real ales available: Heavy Industry Diawl Bach, Purple Moose Madog's Ale, Sharp's Doom Bar, Brimstage Trapper's Hat
Real ciders: Rosie's Black Bart and Triple D, Gwynt y Ddraig Orchard Gold and Black Dragon
Credit cards accepted
Beer festival, March, July and October
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Ramp access available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
A949 from Ruthin towards Mold. Right onto B5429 signed Graigfechan.