“Hill views, heavenly ales and great menus” - AA Inspector
This imposing dining pub enjoys magical views from the gardens over the Alyn Valley towards the rippling hills of the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The edifice was originally a judge’s country residence, converted some years ago by the Brunning & Price group. Their hallmark style of polished wood, country and quirky prints, quality antique furnishings and largely wood flooring complements the building’s original Arts and Crafts style. The pub’s real ale pumps find Purple Moose Brewery and Timothy Taylor side by side, and there’s a great wine selection to match the plates of fine pub grub coming from the kitchen. Typical of these are a starter of pheasant, rabbit and prune faggot with celeriac purée and wild mushroom gravy; and Sicilian fish stew with salmon, prawns, mussels, squid, and red mullet served with aïoli. There is a choice of children’s meals and smaller portions of some adult dishes. Beer festivals in March and October coincide with national food weeks.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
Also in the Area
About The area
Wales’s most northeasterly county contains little in the way of big blockbuster attractions, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to see or do. Bounded by the Dee Estuary to the north and the Clwydian mountain range to the west, with the bright lights of Chester just over the border to the east, Flintshire has been described as both ‘the Gateway to Wales’ and ‘Wales in miniature’.
Much of the county’s greatest delights can be found in its landscapes. The purple-heathered Clwydian Range is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Talacre Beach sports a picturesque lighthouse and miles of world-famous sand dunes. And the Dee Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a great place to spot wading birds.
St Winefride’s Well in Holywell is one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, and the site of a famous Welsh legend – the well is said to have sprung up from the spot where Winifred was beheaded by Caradoc after refusing to marry him (A Morbid Taste for Bones, the first Cadfael novel, takes its plot from Winifred’s legend). It’s still a site of pilgrimage for some. Other Flintshire towns include former country town Flint, and the market town of Mold.
Places to Stay
Recommended things to do
Why Choose Rated Trips
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The Best Coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan Your Next Trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.