The West Arms

4.4
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22 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Worth the Drive
  • Local Ingredients
Our country hotel has been providing warmth and hospitality to travellers that are part of the fabric of the West Arms for centuries. Low ceilings, natural slate floors and roaring inglenook fires create the perfect ambience in which to enjoy the delicious food prepared by award-winning chef Grant Williams. Seasonal dishes lovingly prepared using fresh local produce can be enjoyed in the award-winning restaurant or amidst the laid-back comfort of the bar.

We are a dog friendly hotel and they are as welcome as you are. The only place the doggies don’t go is the main restaurant, since we couldn’t really ask them to control themselves with all those delicious aromas wafting around them, [but they can, of course, join you if you eat in the bar].

And if you don’t want to leave when last orders are called we have sixteen individual rooms, waiting for our guests, from larger suites, split level accommodation to classic valley view rooms, we can offer options to suit all

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Sun 6:30PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM
Tue - Sat 6:30PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 8:30PM

What 22 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 2

We booked several days in advance but arrived to find that no table had been reserved for us. They then tried to stick us at a table behind the door, which we refused. The two females on duty were bordering on being rude, the only highlight of the evening was our waiter, Sam, who did his best. All we heard all evening was him having to apologise to other diners for the various issues with their meals.

Our meals were mediocre at best - when you go out to eat you expect to be served something better than you can produce yourself at home, unfortunately I could’ve done far better myself and I am just a self taught home cook!

The windowsills were littered with the carcasses of dead wasps, which is only marginally better than live wasps I suppose! All in all not a great experience and we will not be returning.

SW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous location, great building with lots of nooks and crannies 😊 lovely relaxed ambience and fantastic food. Great menu with not too much choice but everything I loved, just as I like it! We were so glad we made the trip (a 45 min drive)

JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unexpected gem. Lunch and reconoitre for a walking group weekend next Spring. Staff were so helpful, welcoming and accommodating our need to check out guest rooms, lounge etc as well as bar and restaurant. Food was very good.
Perfect get away from it all venue for our group.

LC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow what a fantastic place . Set in the middle of the gorgeous hills of North Wales . The welcome could not have been warmer . The couple that run the hotel are clearly seasoned professionals who understand how to make each and every one of their guests feel valued .
Nothing was too much trouble , the food was delicious and the bed was the comfiest I’ve come across . Fully Recommend

MZ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was perfect. Food, wine, advices and kindness. With fire in the chimney inside

OT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cracking food, really tasty would be back again for sure. Well worth the drive

t
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Quality was superb and the staff exceptionally friendly and well trained. Prices are a little high, but you get very high standards here. A place to visit when you deserve a treat.

C
Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My family and friends have been visiting the West Arms for the past 83 years (!), and we are still really enjoying the ambience and food!

WI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The West Arms is the place to dine!! I could not rate it highly enough. The service was excellent and the food was unbelievable. Dietary needs can be catered for. (Vegetarian, vegan, coeliac etc etc) The inn is off the beaten track and therefore was quiet and extremely peaceful. The owners, Mark and Nicky, have been able to refurbish the building to a very high quality and have produced a relaxing, modern ambience, which sits very well with the age of the building (17th Century). It is obvious that money, time and love have been spent to bring The West up to the amazing standards it achieves. Dogs and children are welcomed. There is a very wide choice of gins (42- can you believe it???!!!) whiskies, wines and beers. Cosy fires, comfy seating- just love it!! We’ll be back very soon!!!!

C
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Since our family has been visiting the West Arms for the past 85 years it is still a great experience!!

PG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience throughout the pre and post dinner drinks, food, service and ambience. Top class

JT
Wales
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was very quiet for a Friday night but it was close to being cut off by snow! The service was pleasant, the food aspires to sophisticated levels but falls a little short while the prices emulate those close to a city restaurant.
One may be expecting too much of a country establishment although there are one or two venues in the wider area which are restaurants rather than pubs and offer good food at an acceptable country price.

y
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy Saturday lunch. Delicious food, roaring fire and friendly dogs milling around. Will definitely return.

EC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I have now been to the West Arms twice, this time for my 30th birthday, and we were treated like royalty. I could not have had a better time. The food is exquisite, chef Grants Williams is a real talent, and owners Mark and Nicky Willamson are so friendly and welcoming. The hotel is dog friendly (Mark and Nicky have two dogs themselves, who are often at the hotel with them) and boasts several log fires, a cosy bar, wonderful restaurant and a stunning, peaceful location.

J
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant evening, good service, food I would not cook

MF
Wales
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

A bit like the curate’s egg.
Overall average rather than good. Service was very good however.

AD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a little gem. Great food. Will definitely be back.

CB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal and a lovely friendly welcome and atmosphere. Menu is varied, food was super quality, will definitely be visiting again soon.

RT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent quality food sourced locally which was well presented
Nice selection of local cheese to finish.

CP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful little gem within a gem of an area.Gorgeous ambience. Lovely staff.

m
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely sunny day which helped as we could sit outside before lunch. Food was well presented and cooked and service very good and smiley

K
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The Hotel was very quite on the lunch time we were there so not that much atmophere. Very friendly service and the fact that it was for a birthday was celebrated by the staff. very kind of them. Food was plentyful but can't say that the higher price was necessarily shown in the taste of the food. lovely place but a bit off the beaten track for a visit again.