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Excellent food and very dog-friendly too

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

This fine-looking old coaching inn's success is down to Charlie and Caroline Gladstone. Charlie's great-great grandfather was 19th-century prime minister Sir William Ewart Gladstone, who married into Hawarden Castle's Glynne dynasty. Meat, fruit and vegetables come from the couple's Estate Farm Shop down the road. Real ales are local too. At the menu's simpler end are sandwiches, gourmet burgers and grills, while greater sophistication comes courtesy of black pudding bon bons; salmon and plaice rouleaux, fennel choucroute, potato croquette, butter sauce, dill ketchup; Thai green curry; and pecan tart with salt caramel ice cream. This is a dog-friendly establishment.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Purple Moose, Spitting Feathers, Facer's Flintshire
  • Real ciders: Rosie's

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From North Wales Expressway junction 36a onto B5125 to Hawarden. Or from A494 onto A550 or B5125 to Hawarden. Pub in village centre

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