The Glynne Arms

3.9
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Situated in the heart of Hawarden village, The Glynne Arms is a 200 year old traditional coaching inn which has recently undergone a complete restoration inside and out, bringing it back to life.

Its philosophy is simple; to provide a warm, relaxed pub environment and excellent food in the restaurant. Visitors receive a warm welcome at all times, whether for a quick drink, a morning coffee or a meal… and dogs are positively encouraged.

AA Pub of the Year Wales 2019

The Good Food Guide 2017.

Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2017.

The Best 30 Food Pubs in Wales – walesonline.co.uk.
What 87 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
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3.9
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3.7
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TomFromKent
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our table for Sunday Lunch following the fantastic Farmers Market in the walled garden of Hawarden Castle. Our servers were charming, friendly, and accommodating. The roast beef was spot on, and the potion sizes are generous! Top tip, order the peppercorn sauce to dip your side order of parmesan and truffle chips into while you wait. We'll be back!

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great discovery: we had a delicious late Sunday lunch

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DeniseB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious maybe a little overpriced the service was excellent. The room however was uncomfortably cold

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LindaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Great meal, Sunday lunch. Would get a seat inside the dining room next time. Cold near the door.

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LauraL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Glynne Arms for valentines night, we had food from the set menu, £30 for 3 courses and included a glass of Prosecco. The food was served promptly and was absolutely delicious, the service was spot on and not at all intrusive. Highly recommend

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Macca
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sadly not as good as the last time I ate there. Less choice and food was average. The price is not average though - it is quite expensive considering the food is now nothing special. Would eat there again if prices come down or food is improved.

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Fullsome
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely choice on the menu and delicious food. The staff were friendly and efficient. The room was a little cold, the main entrance door was left open, welcoming for visitors but the big rooms with high ceilings meant it was draughty.

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Loobyloo
Cheshire
10 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, bespoke cocktails and great service.

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Philippa
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have been to The Glynne Arms in the past and had excellent food but we visited last Saturday and had a shocking meal. The ambience and service was good but the food shocking. Tasteless, under cooked and poor quality. I did not even eat my meal as it was of such poor quality. There was no explanation of poor quality food but they didn't charge us for what we did not eat. I feel they should not have charged us for any of the food personally as we were so dissatisfied with quite a few things. We will not be going back and have recommended it in the past but will not from now on.

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HelenH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable supper in a comfy pub setting. The food was delicious and well presented with a good choice on the menu. The only criticism really is that the dining room was a bit on the cool side, particularly given the time of year and cold temperatures outside. Maybe not help by the curtain over the entrance door - perhaps closing the door would be a better option in winter! But I would be ore than happy to recommend it and will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Potato and leek soup not good. All the rest was great though. They should always ask if the gluten free bread should be toasted as it is best that way.

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JennyM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great family and freinds-friendly, not to mention dog-friendly pub/restaurant. Lovely food, bit of a wait but it won’t put me off another visit 👍

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Doris00
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a very disappointing New Year’s Eve meal at the Glynne Arms. It was extremely busy and noisy. The staff were rushed off their feet and so the service was appalling. We had to ask for cutlery (which was dirty) and napkins, we asked for the wine list which never came and asked 3 times for water. We ordered drinks which we had to remind them about and we only received them after we had finished the main course. There was no apology for this, we were simply informed that the bar was very busy. The food was average, definitely not worth £35 per head. We did complain and had money knocked off the bill, which was a nice gesture but we still paid £60 for a pretty rubbish evening

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ChristibeB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. Easy to park. Good service. Nothing else to ssy

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LauraL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was hit and miss. Some dishes were great while others were poor. It was an hour between each course, we had to chase drinks rounds. We only got served 2 out of 4 puddings and it was obvious when we chased that the missing 2 hadn’t even been made. We were offered a round of drinks because of the delays but it was too late and we just wanted to leave. The whole meal took 3 hours which was ridiculous for lunch. Plenty of waiting staff and it wasn’t busy so the issues were obviously in the kitchen and bar areas

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Meal very poor and I am not one to complain at all

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we had a lovely meal at The Glynne. There were 5 in our group, we all left completely satisfied with food service and price.

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Kazmay
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food and friendly atmosphere - can thoroughly recommend

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Mfamily
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were recommended to eat at the Glynne Arms and the menu and the food were very good as expected. However, we booked a table for 7.30 but only finished by about 10pm because of the service and gaps between courses. We were forgotten at least once by the waitress, and had to wait to order, wait ages for the food, especially the mains, then waited to order dessert and waited excessively for that to arrive- more than 30 minutes- and I was about to tell them not to bother as I was past It. I want to state this honestly because I felt quite let down in what is obviously a vibrant and well- rated establishment. We did mention it to the manager when we settled up, and as we were seated immediately by the bar and it was quite obvious that we were waiting so long, so someone should have kept more of an eye on what was (or rather was not) happening. Good food but less good experience.

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ReyAG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, cosy Sunday visit. Spoilt for choice with the vegan menu and the food was absolutely delicious. Service was efficient and everyone so friendly. Thanks for a super time, it was spot on. I'l be working my way through that entire vegan menu so see you again soon! xxx

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Shirleym
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived to find the place was closed!!! No notice on door or even the courtesy to e.mail me...the thing I find worse was they'd
Confirmed my booking etc..then didn't even open!!!

The Glynne Arms
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hello, Thank you for your review. We open 11am every day, including the date of your visit. We open 365 days a year and have not closed for any recent refurbishment. I have double checked all our systems and we served our first guest at 10:28am that particular day (we in fact opened early). However, there is another Glynne Arms a little further up the road from here which I am 99% certain has either been closed / closed for refurbishment. Kind Regards. The Glynne Arms, Hawarden.

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AndyB
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food wasnt as good as first visit, wouldn't bother again.

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Nicetoeatout
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and great service. It would have been great to have the fire lit as it was cold outside and a little chilly inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again great food, great service, good price and so great to have such a fab pub/diner on our doorstep

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Loobyloo
Cheshire
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service as always.

AM
AdrianM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We visited on a busy Sunday afternoon and were glad we reserved a table. The staff were extremely helpful although as it was very busy we did have to nudge the servers for service. The kids portions were of a good size, well priced and of great quality.

The adult portions were huge and the staff were happy to wrap up our leftovers. It was one of the tastiest Sunday lunches I have had in a long while. A great pub with good beer options in a lovely setting. We will be returning for sure!

JC
JillC
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Glyn is a great venue to relax and eat. Service is always excellent with friendly and helpful staff.
The building is beautiful, full of character and history.
With an array of various events all year round to choose from, this is a real gem to visit.

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Tracey3112
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Food was great service was slow, it wasn’t busy and there seemed to be a lot of staff standing around by the pay point not doing very much. Wasn’t keen on being sat in the doorway and the table wasn’t clean although there was a spray bottle of cleaner and a cloth on the windowsill by the table. The food was great but the service let it down.

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Emma
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. A bit more expensive than other pubs but after eating there I can see why

AM
AndrewM
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I have been here plenty of times before, but the service was not as good. I was half way through my meal when the waitress asked if we had finished our mains. It felt like throughout the night we were being rushed out. Food was good.

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Graham
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service and the pub itself were good. However, three of us ate and two of the meals were poor. Chicken burger was deep fried and dry, beef burger was dry, and the chips were very greasy. Not good enough for £13. The roast beef dinner was good, but beef well done.

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MargaretB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I had a lovely meal and nice that you could have a large choice and not just the Sunday roast. Our two dogs were made very welcome as well with plenty of fusses and they even took their photo's for their facebook page. Would definitely book again when I am next in North Wales.

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AliS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice little pub with very friendly welcome and good pub grub with a homemade feel

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PeterL
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was plentiful and tasty! Staff were pleasant. Prices are competitive and food/money ratio is excellent

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JodieF
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic time as always at the Glynne, the staff are lovely and really attentive nothing was too much. The food is amazing, we've never had a bad meal! Thank you all for another lovely evening.

JP
JoanP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

We had not visited recently. The food was Luke warm and poor. The wrong salads were served.
The surroundings are great and the service is ok.
We would love to recommend if the food was improved.

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Ldegsy
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the selection of both the food and beer was fantastic and when the food arrived it surely did not disappoint left feeling full and satisfied would and have recommend the Glynne arms to other people and will surely be making a return visit

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meandher
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was a good standard of pub grub, it was probably a little over priced, but good

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SimonK
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Incredibly welcoming, the staff are truly a credit. Jolly, without being false, and very helpful on both food and drink orders. Fantastic interior with a music theme, having been recently refurbished. Wide varied menu and all properly home-cooked, with generous portions! Unfazed by a requested change to the listed menu, and when a dessert was ordered to share, brought 2 sets of cutlery without prompting- take note some other establishments. No rushing, highly recommended!!!

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good. The fish I had was well cooked and the vegetable portions were both generous and full of flavour. Service was excellent, friendly with frequent checks that we were happy, fed / watered. Excellent draught beer from the local Spitting Feathers brewery. I felt that £7.00 was a touch over priced for a large glass of wine.

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