The Hand at Llanarmon

“Deep in the splendid Ceiriog Valley” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG, WREXHAM

Official Rating
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Awards
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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Soft/partially open
Our COVID-19 measures:
We have invested in Ozone Generators, UV-C Sterilisation Units. We have served thousands upon thousands of takeaway meals since March 21st, so are past-masters at this.

Our Inspector's view

All the usual suspects – beams, open fires, etc – are in this whitewashed country inn; the stuffed fox, however, is decidedly more unusual. The classic and modern pub food menu changes frequently, but old favourites, like slow-braised Welsh lamb shoulder, refuse to budge. Grilled Ceiriog trout is also one to try.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Hand at Llanarmon
Ceiriog Valley, LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG, Llangollen, LL20 7LD
Phone : 01691 600666

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 40
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 8.45
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 17
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Classic British

About the area

Discover Wrexham

Although the collieries and steelworks on which the town of Wrexham prospered are largely things of the past, this bustling town is still the largest in north Wales. The town desperately wants to be a city and has applied for the status three times since the turn of the millennium. A plan is afoot to establish a ‘city region’ encompassing Wrexham, Deeside and Chester.

Heading south, prepare to be gobsmacked when you reach Chirk, where Thomas Telford’s magnificent 10-arched aqueduct was built in 1801 to convey the canal more than 70 feet above the bottom of the valley. What’s more, alongside it is an even taller viaduct, built by Henry Robertson in 1840 to carry the railway. Both were used to carry coal from the once-thriving Flintshire coalfields.

The other main feature of Chirk is its 14th-century castle, which stands proudly overlooking the town and the Ceiriog Valley, an area described by Lloyd George as ‘a little bit of heaven on Earth’. Despite its stunning scenery and easy accessibility, the valley is something of a secret. It lies immediately south of the Vale of Llangollen, and has been dubbed ‘little Switzerland’ for its lush green hills, dotted with small farms.

 

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