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The Pwyll Gwyn Country B&B and Restaurant in Wales

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Pwyll Gwynn

Pwyll Gwynn

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The Bottom Line

Pwll Gwyn (pronounced Pooth Goo'win)is a small B&B in a converted barn attached to a well respected pub restaurant. Rooms are fresh and pretty and excellent value for two with full Welsh breakfast. This is a good location for touring North Wales.


  • Historic, 17th century house
  • Fresh, boutique style decor with local craftsmanship
  • A highly regarded restaurant with reasonably priced, traditional Sunday lunch
  • The attached pub stocks 75 different real ales and beers
  • It has a ghost!


  • Driving is essential
  • The hotel pub can get crowded with campers from a nearby camping area
  • It has a ghost!


  • Address: Denbigh Road, Afonwen, near Mold, CH7 5UB, Wales, UK
  • Telephone: (011) 44 (0)1352 720227
  • Additional Information: Pwyll Gwyn Website
  • A half-timbered, restored 17th century inn and barn
  • Executive rooms aim for 5-star quality and come very close
  • Some rooms have original, exposed oak beams
  • Price Band: $

Guide Review - The Pwyll Gwyn Country B&B and Restaurant in Wales

Pwll Gwyn has been a successful, family owned gastropub/restaurant since the early 1990s. In 2005, the owners added B&B rooms in a converted 17th century barn. There are six double rooms, some of which can be converted into family rooms, and three "Executive Rooms". The owners have aimed for 5-star quality and, from the standpoint of decor and service, they aren't far off the mark. All the rooms have en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities and freeview television.

The Executive rooms are especially nice. One has a ball and claw footed Victorian style bath as well as an antique brass bed. In another, the 6' by 6'6" oak bed was locally handcrafted from a storm-felled oak.


If you haven't heard of "freeview", it is a digital television service that adds many extra channels to the usual British five (sometimes only three or four out the country). If you must watch television in this scenic part of the UK, you'll have a bigger choice, including 24 hour news and sports channels.

Dining at Pwll Gwyn

This hotel began its life as a restaurant and the standard of home made and locally reared food is high. Order Welsh lamb with local mint or port and cranberry sauce - but save room for the extensive list of sweets. In the tradition of gastropub restaurants, the Pwll Gwyn serves a choice of traditional roasts at Sunday lunch on a modestly priced two or three course, prix fixe menu.

And don't forget...

...to ask about the ghost!

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