Find this excellent pub, beautifully-positioned, overlooking the sands of Red Wharf Bay, on the North East coast of Anglesey. The area was a bustling port as recently as the 18th century and is still a haven for yachtsmen who often shelter in was once the harbour.
As well as sandwiches and filled baguettes, the pub offers a comprehensive menu - offering the likes of 'Smoked Haddock Rarebit/Rabbit with Tomato and Onion Salad'; 'Hot-Smoked Duck and Spring Onion Salad with a Teriyaki Dressing' and 'Pan-Fried King Scallops with Chili Salsa' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Pan-Fried Chicken Breast, wrapped in Prosciutto, with a Sweet Potato Rosti and Balsamic Sauce'; 'Char-Grilled Rib-Eye of Welsh Beef with Roasted Vine Tomatoes and Cauliflower Purée' and 'Ratatouille with Goats' Cheese and Fettuccine' among the mains.
To finish, you might also be tempted by 'Sticky Toffee Pudding with Treacle Sauce'; 'Crème Brûlée' or their selection of Welsh cheeses.
They also have a children's menu, offering grown-up-style 'home-cooked' food.
Prices are at serious restaurant levels, so ensure you book a table in their dining room otherwise a single or perhaps two courses might be enough, in what can be a slightly cramped pub-like atmosphere.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Sun 12.00-14.00; mains about £12 to £17 (plus Bar Menu)
- Dinner: Mon-Sun 18.00-21.00; mainsabout £12 to £17 (plus Bar Menu)
- Wine: a concise but adequate choice
- Children's portions: Yes, plus children's menu offering 'proper' food
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Directions: 2 miles south of Benilech off the A5025
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: check Christmas openings
- Outside eating