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The Hand at Llanarmon

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Upper Ceiriog Valley, Llanarmon DC LL20 7LD Wales
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The Hand is an ancient hostelry with all the attributes you'd expect - bags of character, a cosy, relaxing ambience and a warm welcome from your hosts, Jonathan and Jackie Greatorex. As soon as you arrive you feel the weight of the world dissolving as the surroundings work their magic. All the classic ingredients are here - old beams, roaring fireplaces, a casual mix-and-match of pine and oak furniture, real ale and good food. The latter is seriously good. Thanks to the talents of Head Chef Grant Mulholland and his team, The Hand is renowned for award-winning food, an inventive marriage of country fare and sophisticated metropolitan cuisine. The bedrooms, in a variety of sizes, reflect similar influences, with rustic decor and sparkling modern bathrooms. Country lovers just love the location. You can walk in the Berwyns for hours with only the sheep for company and the ever-helpful Hand can arrange many country pursuits, including horse riding, fishing and shooting. You may be away from it all, but you'll also be in the swing of things; this gem of a country inn is so much a part of village life that locals and visitors mix in unaffected harmony.
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Helen B wrote a review Dec 2020
Rhyl, United Kingdom22 contributions6 helpful votes
Hubby and I finally managed to get to this wonderful place after tiebreak cancellation. Nothing was too much trouble, we both felt very comfortable and even with restrictions we felt safe and looked after. Eating by the fire in the bar on 1st night was very romantic and the food was out of this world. The restaurant was also very comfortable and the food was again impeccable. A beautiful relaxing stay. Thank you do much.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andyandcaraf wrote a review Dec 2020
Chester, United Kingdom3 contributions
Our second visit this year. We had an excellent afternoon tea by the fire served by very friendly staff and we felt covid safe at all times. We are looking forward to visiting again when conditions allow.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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LesBrown1954 wrote a review Nov 2020
Amlwch, United Kingdom95 contributions20 helpful votes
Booked the Hand for our birthdays. Had to delay for a couple of weeks because of Covid. We were a bit nervous, not been out much since March. Need not have worried, Covid procedures very mush in evidence. We were put at ease by our hosts. We have been before, about 18months ago. Enjoyed it so much we wanted to come back. Lovely warm welcome. Same room as before. Comfortable and well supplied with tea and coffee. The best part of staying here is the food. It was excellent. Ate well all three evenings we were there. My favourite was the pigeon breasts. The vegetables which accompanied the meat were well chosen to give a taste of Autumn, earthy and comforting. The wines are great too. If you ask nicely they will make you a cocktail or two. Good choice for breakfast. On Sunday we went to Pistyll Rhaeadr. If you have not been you should go. Fantastic drive through lovely scenery. Pistyll Rhaeadr is a fabulous waterfall in a delightful setting. There is a cafe too. All in all a great stay. It takes a lot for us to leave our island paradise of Anglesey, The Hand is always worth the effort. A big thank you to the staff for making us feel welcome and safe.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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BobCScotinWales wrote a review Oct 2020
Holt, United Kingdom267 contributions117 helpful votes
Being Wrexham county residents we could not leave the county but visiting the Hand in the Ceiriog valley was a delight. The hamlet of Llanarmon DC lies close to the Berwyns and the hotel provides very good food, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff and customers. The log fires add to the character of this historical hotel and the way COVID-19 measures are followed is very reassuring. The food on offer is varied, different from the run of the mill restaurants, beautifully cooked and presented. The staff waiting on the tables are very efficient and nothing is too much trouble. They are also dog friendly. Great idea in a walking area plus they have three rooms which can be used for dogs (and owners) sleep overs. Good outdoor seating areas when weather permits. The hotel is listed with Welsh Rarebits and well deserved. Do take time to visit and stay and ask them for their Sunday dinner bed and breakfast deal.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Robert D wrote a review Oct 2020
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The 10 miles or so drive from the nearest main road was through a beautiful wooded valley landscape. Llanarmon is best described as "nestled" at the end of this lovely drive. The hotel itself is old---in a good way---cosy, and full of character . Jonathan & Jackie Greatorex are very welcoming and extremely helpful hosts. The staff are friendly and give the feeling that nothing is too much trouble. The food, breakfast and dinner, can only be described as wonderful. First rate ingredients perfectly and straightforwardly cooked, but sometimes in combinations (lamb & figs) that worked and made you wonder why you hadn't had that before. Excellent and extensive wine list. Because we stayed during the pandemic, necessary precautions were in evidence, but they were more a reassurance of our safety there than a heavy handed set of rules. We felt safe and looked after...and very well fed. Can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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US$145 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hand at Llanarmon
Which popular attractions are close to The Hand at Llanarmon?
Nearby attractions include Pistyll Rhaeadr (7.4 km) and Dragons Co-op Shop (7.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hand at Llanarmon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Hand at Llanarmon?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hand at Llanarmon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hand at Llanarmon?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hand at Llanarmon, The West Arms Dining, and Market Square.
Is The Hand at Llanarmon located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Llanarmon DC.
Are pets allowed at The Hand at Llanarmon?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Hand at Llanarmon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens (10.7 km), Llangollen Bridge (10.9 km), and Berwyn Railway Station (10.9 km).
Does The Hand at Llanarmon have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is The Hand at Llanarmon accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.