The White Horse
“16th-century country pub deep in the Vale of Clwyd” - AA Inspector
Surrounded by the sublime scenery of the Clwydian hills, this pretty, whitewashed pub really is the 'charming and friendly retreat from the world' owners Lucy and Jason Stock set out to create. Modern British food is locally sourced; extra-mature Welsh steak, roast vine tomatoes, grilled flat mushrooms and hand cut chips; and roasted shoulder of Gellifor pork with sautéed Jersey Royals and creamed Savoy cabbage. Real ales, such as Porthmadog's Purple Moose, come from local microbreweries.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About the area
The north-east Wales county of Denbighshire shares a name – though not the same borders – with one of Wales’s thirteen historic counties. It includes the seaside holiday towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn; the medieval county town of Denbigh; and the tiny cathedral town of St Asaph.
Pretty Llangollen in the south of the county is part of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site beginning at the Horseshoe Falls, in Denbighshire’s Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and following the Llangollen Canal along its length to Thomas Telford’s cast iron Pontcysyllte Aqueduct just over the border in neighbouring Wrexham.
Today, the county is predominantly rural, with sheep and cattle rearing in the upland areas. Much of the economy is based around tourism, with plenty of holiday cottages and B&Bs available around the seaside towns, while attractions further inland include plenty of castles – try Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Dinas Bran or Bodelwyddan – the Llangollen–Corwen heritage railway and the Victorian Ruthin Gaol.
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