Restaurants

Top Choice Modern British in Ruthin

On the Hill

The low ceilings and exposed beams of this 16th-century house near the square make a memorable setting for sophisticated country cooking. Meaty plates such as the Welsh pork trio (crispy belly, bacon-wrapped loin an…
Pub Food in Llangollen

Corn Mill

The water wheel still turns at the heart of this converted mill, now a cheerful, bustling pub and eatery. The deck over the tumbling Dee is the best spot in town for an unfussy alfresco lunch, perhaps braised lamb s…
Gastropub in Ruthin

The Myddelton on the Square

Occupying a wonderful Tudor building on the main square – known as 'the Seven Eyes', for its multiple dormer windows – this grill-focused bistro/bar name checks 16th-century owner Sir Hugh Myddelton, the entrepreneu…
European in Llangollen

Gales of Llangollen

Equal parts wine bar and bistro, Gales is something of a Llangollen institution. It boasts an ever-changing seasonal menu best enjoyed with a good glass from the extensive wine list. The owners – who took a punt in …
Deli in Llangollen

Bailey's Fine Foods

If you're planning a picnic or lunch on the run, drop in here for locally baked pies and sausage rolls (or try a Welsh Oggie – a meat, potato and onion pasty), Welsh ales and ice cream. The building was once the arc…
Cafe in Llangollen

Dee Side Caffe Bistro

Serving a crowd-pleasing menu of burgers, baked potatoes, pies and pasta, this cheap-and-cheerful little riverside eatery is as traditional as they come. Try to grab a table overlooking the kayaks as they shoot the …
Deli in Ruthin

Leonardo's

Run by a Welsh-German couple, this drool-inducing deli offers an abundance of local cheeses, free-range eggs, preserves, spirits and top-notch pies (its chicken, leek and laverbread was champion of the 2011 British …