Good Hotel Guide Review
On one of the oldest streets of the town, a 17th-century hostelry once again provides good wine and comfortable accommodation to travellers in north Wales. Richard Gale opened his wine bar in 1977; the family-run enterprise now includes rooms, a restaurant and a wine and gift shop. Pip Gale is the manager. Traditionally furnished bedrooms (with a walnut wood or metal-framed bed) are in the main Georgian town house and an older, timber-framed building opposite; some have Georgian sash windows and exposed beams; some are large enough to accommodate a family. In the informal, wood-panelled restaurant, chef Jack Hartley cooks a succinct, unpretentious menu. The extensive list has many wines available by the glass. Take a tipple home with you – the shop in reception sells all the wines from the bar, alongside unusual selections from around the world. Bar, restaurant (closed Sun). Wine shop. Patio. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview). Background music. Conferences. Parking. Children welcomed (6–15s £10 per night). 15 bedrooms (1 suitable for disabled; 8 in adjoining building, plus a cottage). Per room B&B (continental) £65–£100. Cooked breakfast £10; dinner £25. Closed 25–30 Dec.