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.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8
Dinner: Monday to Thursday 12–9, Friday to Saturday 12–9.30, Sunday 12–8
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
From North Wales Expressway junction 36a onto B5125 to Hawarden. Or from A494 onto A550 or B5125 to Hawarden. Pub in village centre.