Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

The West Arms

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Why We Love It

  • A 16th-century inn with stunning views of the Berwyn Mountains
  • The chef of the AA-Rosette restaurant has cooked for Prince Charles
  • Great for walkers and cyclists
  • "A beautiful old drovers' inn", says The Times

"An undiscovered treasure" -- The Daily Telegraph

94% (107 Member Ratings)

"The food and the lovely staff"
Apr 15, 2017
Dinas, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

It is best to drive here as the hotel is deep in the countryside. Both Chester and Shrewsbury are a 40-minute drive away, and there is free parking on site.

Rooms & Rates

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Expect no cell phone signal, award-winning food and some stunning country walks at this 16th-century inn with far-reaching views of the Berwyn Mountains and Hidden Valley in North Wales. The West Arms really is an escape from it all.

With cosy nooks, original beams and roaring log fires, this family-owned property brims with character and personable staff. There are opportunities for walking, mountain biking, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, canoeing and climbing in the area. Other nearby attractions include Snowdonia National Park, Chirk and Powis castles, Llangollen and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall.

Head chef Grant Williams once cooked for Prince Charles and has won praise from The Times for his “great, great Welsh cooking” at the AA-Rosette restaurant. Williams' 5-course tasting menu changes daily and uses locally-sourced produce. There is also a bar, serving snacks and an impressive range of real ales, with riverside gardens and more of those hill views.

The rooms are traditionally furnished and spread across the original inn and an annex in a newer part of the building, with views over the Berwyn Mountains or the pretty village. If possible, go for one of the Character rooms, furnished with brass or 4-poster beds, or one of the impressive suites, with free-standing baths, exposed beams and sitting areas.

Pets are welcome for a small fee in all bedrooms and public areas if supervised (with the exception of the formal dining room).

From the press:

  • "This delightful 16th-century inn has a wealth of charm and character" -- The AA Hotel Guide

  • "The West Arms pub in Llanarmon is an undiscovered treasure" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Just great, great Welsh cooking. Not modern gastro-ponce imposed on a pretty building, but heartfelt country-inn cooking" -- The Times



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

National Rating
This property has received its official star rating from Visit Wales.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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94% Positive
(107 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Geoff and Gill Leigh-Ford (t/a The West Arms) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Very enjoyable stay, staff extremly helpful and pleasant.
Richard Apr 25, 2017 york, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The Staff
Other Comments
I enjoyed the whole experience.
KATHLEEN Apr 16, 2017 Darwen, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food and the lovely staff
Ruth Apr 15, 2017 Dinas, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The sheer character of the place, the friendliness of the staff and the food.
Graham Mar 10, 2017 Falmouth, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
It was in a lovely setting and the staff were very welcoming and friendly.
Shirley Mar 08, 2017 Nr Mold, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food!
Alison Mar 07, 2017 Cleobury Mortimer, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing. The homemade muesli was fantastic
Other Comments
The heating didn't work properly, do we day in our coats. In the morning the heating didn't come on and it was freezing.
Elias Mar 07, 2017 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the attention to detail, whether it's a classic meal or something new on the menu, the cosy fires, the sense of really being able to relax, read, go walking, sit by the fire, the way they listen to their guests, so that what you need is there, practically before you know you need it.
Other Comments
great breakfasts, splendid dinners, happy times and good memories...
Roger Mar 02, 2017 Nesscliffe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were friendly and helpful. Good atmosphere, beer and food. Would certainly return.
Teresa Mar 01, 2017 ChristchurchColeford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was amazing and it was very welcoming and relaxing.
Other Comments
This is the 3rd time I've stayed at the hotel and I will be back again in the future.
Rachel Mar 01, 2017 Llanymynech, United Kingdom

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