This former 17th century coaching inn, originally known as The Mytton Arms, is now a fully-fledged restaurant with a small beamed bar, and smart dining room - which extends in summer months into the pretty garden, for al fresco dining.
Chef/proprietor Stephen Garrett bases his short menus around top-quality local produce, and his menus stick to traditional honest values, with no gimmicks - allowing true flavours to shine through.
Starters such as 'Smooth Duck Liver Paté infused with Port with Caramelised Onion Marmalade'; 'Tartlet of Poached Pear with Perl Wen Brie' and a seasonal soup - perhaps 'Leek & Potato with Homemade Organic Bread' set the style.
Maybe to be followed by 'Local Bryn Derw Free-Range Chicken Breast Stuffed with Snowdonia Cheddar & Leeks'; 'Pan-Fried Lemon Sole with Seared Spinach & Fondant Potatoes' and 'Welsh Black Beef Fillet on Horseradish Rosti with Rich Pan Jus' listed among the mains. Vegetarians always have a few choices at each stage.
The sweet-toothed might be tempted by Crème Brulée'; 'Belgium Bitter & White Chocolate Torte' or 'Sticky Toffee Pudding'. While cheese lovers should enjoy their selection of artisan Welsh varieties.
They also have comfortable bedrooms - should you plan ahead and book a room for the night.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Sun 12.00-13.30; mains £13 to £22
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 18.30-22.45; mains £13 to £22
- Seats: 35
- Wine: a well chosen list, has over 80 bins with something for all tastes
- Children's portions: No children of under 14 years of age
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page
- Parking: Yes, adequate
- Outside eating
- Rooms available