Last weekend, my husband Matt and I took ourselves off to Flintshire and Cheshire for a mini-break. We had chosen to go here for two reasons only – to eat at The Glynne Arms and visit the Hawarden Estate farm shop. And we did both.
The Glynne Arms in Hawarden is owned by the same family that owns brilliant homewares company Pedlars, whose products and style I’ve liked for ages. I knew that the interior would therefore be well-done, stylish and relaxed, and it certainly was. The walls were painted cool greens and greys and dotted with screen printed typographic framed posters, industrial vintage metal lamps hung from the ceilings, and Welsh tapestry patterned fabric cushions were on the benches in the bar. Aside from all this, it was the food that really made it all worth blogging about. I ordered…
Starter: Soused mackerel with a fennel and carrot salad and saffron mayonnaise
Main: Gnocchi with sweet potato, chestnut mushrooms, broccoli, parmesan and basil pesto
Dessert: Blackberry mouse sandwiched between a shortbread biscuit and apple crumble topped with blackberry icecream
Each meal was presented beautifully, the mains arrived on hot plates and it all tasted great. We were expecting good gastro pub style grub but were actually given nearer fine dining for decent pub prices. The staff also were pleasant and service was quick. Overall a fantastic evening’s dining experience and we really hope to go again.