The West Arms
The West Arms is a 16th century Inn, built in 1570 and for the first 100 years operated as a Drovers Inn. All of the rooms at The West Arms are unique. From the character rooms in the original part of the building to more contemporary rooms at the rear, you will find all of the rooms offer a great degree of comfort. The hotel boasts two large Suites, a Four Poster Bedroom, Character Rooms, Superior Rooms, Standard Rooms and a Chauffeur's Wing.Our Suites include the Bunny Warren and the Willow Suite. The Bunny Warren is a lovely split level Suite with exposed beams throughout whilst the larger Willow Suite offers a six foot bed, a roll top bath and views of the village. All prices are for the room when occupying two people, including full breakfast.
Our Award Winning Chef offers a seasonal menu using local produce whenever possible, to tempt every taste and is supported by daily extras and specials. For those with a more traditional palate, however, we always offer classic dishes such as Gammon Steak with Free Range Eggs, Steak Pie and Ceiriog Trout. Our talented Chefs are always ready to accomodate special requests and dietary concerns. Whether you choose to snuggle up next to our beautiful Inglenook fireplace in the Front Hall, dine fireside in our cosy Lounge or enjoy the more Formal Dining Room, there is sure to be a special place to tickle your fancy.
Nestled within the rolling hills of NorthWales, The West Arms Hotel in LLanarnon D.C looked picture perfect as we pulled up outside the door. The Village abundant with glorious Yellow daffodils, glossy green fields and a lovely rippling stream flowing nearby. The hotel itself, built in 1570 is extremely attractive to the eye and has kept its original features but very tastefully offers the luxurious needs of the modern day traveller.
We arrived on a warm, sunny afternoon but once inside, the welcome was warmer still. Geoff & Gill Leigh-Ford greeted us as the bright cheerful log fire crackled merrily in the reception area.
The sight and sound of a busy fire in it's grate puts one at ease instantly, as do this lovely couple who welcomed us to their beautiful hotel. Our room had the “WOW” factor. We entered the “Willow Suite” which consisted of a lounge area first, with ample brown leather sofa and chairs, the kind you sink into. Television, books etc and two large windows looking out at the profusion of yellow daffs, the stream and gambolling lambs in farmers fields. I opened the window and all was calm, quiet and totally stunning. The bedroom was like stepping back in time, a very elegant room, and a vast deeply comfortable King Size Bed. Again, the bathroom, simple elegance; a roll top bath which I simply couldn't wait to fill and relax in.
We were both anticipating our evening meal with excitement as the hotel chef is the renowned Celebrity Chef, Grant Williams. Having watched him on Masterchef The Professionals, ITVs Britain's Best Dish and BBC2 Our Food, we were not disappointed, in fact we simply marvelled at his beautiful delicious cooking. Grant had cooked Welsh Beef Fillet on ITV and we couldn't resist ordering it for ourselves. His food is stunning. Grant Williams himself, is also a very nice man with a huge personality, and pretty much like his food: addictive…
After a perfect nights sleep we were both ready for a cooked Welsh breakfast which was superb, and breakfast was overseen by Kate, a lady as warm and delightful as a summers day. We had already decided thatone night wasn't enough so we stayed another night.
The West Arms Hotel offers comfort, elegance and pure escapism. We could have stayed all week, in fact we were both loathed to leave all…
A genuine Welsh Gem- Top 100 Review
Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog
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