Hawarden’s food never tasted so good
The multi award-winning Glynne Arms in Hawarden is one of only two pubs in Flintshire to feature in the latest Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide. As in previous years, trained, anonymous Michelin inspectors choose establishments ranging from country inns to urban gastropubs based on the quality of their food. It is known as the guide for finding quality food in an informal setting. At The Glynne Arms, Head Chef Adam Stanley is a great believer in home-grown and locally-sourced produce, and with sister business the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop on the doorstep, there is a lot to choose from. Stanley can often be found in the Estate fields and orchards, filling the menu with whatever seasonal produce is in the fields, from pumpkins and kale in Autumn to wild garlic and asparagus in early spring.
The Glynne Arms is a 200-year-old traditional coaching inn at the heart of the village of Hawarden, which was home to 19th Century Liberal Prime Minister Gladstone and the pub is owned by his Great Great Grandson Charlie Gladstone and his wife Caroline. It is regularly booked out at weekends with visitors coming from far and wide, and it serves a loyal local customer base during the week. The Glynne Arms is also famed for its wide range of great quality local beers –almost all of them coming from breweries within a 30 mile radius- this year winning the accolade of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) 4th best pub in the Chester and South Clywd.
Hawarden Estate General Manager Alan Downes said; “We are extremely proud that The Glynne Arms is now right up there as one of the best places to eat and drink in Wales. Achieving this prestigious Michelin Award for dining excellence is a credit to our team of amazing staff who are so passionate about producing the best food and customer experiences across all of our Hawarden Estate businesses.”
This recognition from Michelin comes at the end of a year of great success for the Hawarden Estate as a whole. In September the Farm Shop welcomed 4500 festival goers to the second year of The Good Life Experience, a celebration of food, music, books, talks, workshops and The Great Outdoors which was co-founded by The Gladstones and singer, author and broadcaster Cerys Matthews. The Farm Shop is to open a stand-alone General Store and Café at Broughton Retail Park in the run up to Christmas. The Estate now employs 67 people, which is set to grow when the new outlet opens. A recent recruitment evening saw 150 people in attendance with a number of jobs on offer across the businesses.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ALAN@HAWARDENESTATE.CO.UK OR CALL 01244 784126.
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