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The West Arms in N. Wales opens wider under new ownership

The Welsh 16th Century country hotel, the West Arms in Llanarmon DC, has had a major makeover thanks to new owners.

Located in the unspoilt Ceiriog Valley, the hotel was taken over by husband and wife team Nicky and Mark Williamson in February 2018 and is now offering event space for 55 people cabaret style. The hotel is targeting smaller conferences, corporate retreats and intimate celebrations, parties and weddings.

Recently awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, The West Arms also offers 16 rooms and is home to Good Food Guide acclaimed restaurant run by award-winning chef Grant Williams. 

“We have taken time to enhance the building’s old charm and character with the help of local craftsmen,” says Nicky Williamson. “We have reinvigorated the hotel’s historic features including exposed beams, flagstone floors and inglenook fireplaces to give the property a brighter look as well as uncovering some of the property’s original Victorian flooring.”

Bird watchers will delight in spotting rare and striking bird of prey, the red kite, as well as kingfishers.

Activities on offer include off-road biking, mountain biking, cycling, horse-riding, golfing, fishing, canoeing and climbing.

Nearby attractions include Chirk Castle, the picturesque town of Llangollen, National Trust’s Erdigg and the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, famous for its appearance in the Timotei shampoo advert. Snowdonia National Park is also close at hand.