Tucked away in a picturesque hamlet at the head of the
glorious Ceriog Valley with the Berwyn Hills as a backdrop, this
16th-century former drovers' inn stands in well-manicured gardens
that run down to the river bridge.
Black and white painted outside and bedecked with creeper and
summer flowers, it's a haven of comfort within, the tone set by
roaring log fires, slate floors, stripped low beams, antique
furnishings, and welcome touches like jugs of fresh flowers, church
candles, soft lamplight, and a huge welcome for our four-legged
friends. Colourful artwork by Rosie Davies, whose studio is across
the road, adorn the walls.
Mark and Nicky Williams have invested time and money into
transforming the once dated and unloved building into a thriving
modern-day inn. It's back on song thanks to Mark & Nicky's
passion for the place - it draws walkers, cyclists, shooting
parties and weekend escapees down the long winding valley for
period charm, comfortable rooms, good, seasonal food, and a
fabulous welcome from excellent staff. In summer 2021, they added a
new dining terrace, and new bi-fold doors in the refurbished Garden
Room frame the glorious Berwyn Hills.