We are staunch supporters of locally sourced food and drink both at the Farm Shop and The Glynne Arms. We have 6 cask ales at the pub, which we rotate round local suppliers within a 60 mile radius of Hawarden. Ales from Cheshire, Wales and Shropshire are all regular visitors to our pumps and hugely popular with our regulars.
First up this week we have two ales from Erddig Brewery, which uses Welsh water, sourced from the River Dee, which originates on the slopes of Snowdonia. Penny Farthing (3.9% abv) is a light brown, pale ale with a classic traditional bitter taste and grassy earthy tones. And Squire’s Best (4.2% abv) is a blonde coloured, golden bitter ale with a refreshing classic taste and hay and honey earthy tones. Then we have a couple of ales from Facers, the only brewery in Flintshire; Splendid Ale (4.3% abv), is our Guest Ale at the moment and is golden yellow with a rich and smooth taste and a mellow dry after-taste, and Abby Red (4% abv) has a zesty, grapefruit hop taste. Finally from Weetwood Brewery in Cheshire, we have the award-winning Ambush beer (4.9% abv) which we can confirm -as the label says- it creeps up on you. So come and test our taps!
Local is our first criteria when sourcing our food and drink, and then we spread to the rest of the world for the very best we can find. For vodka, this means Sweden, and Absolut is our chosen house vodka. We have recently taken delivery of a range of flavoured vodkas, including vanilla, oriental apple, raspberry and wild tea. So if beer isn’t your thing, come and taste one of our new vodka cocktails.