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Corn Mill, Llangollen

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Could only access the ground floor or outside (had little white monster/dog with us). Difficult to get served due to the number of locals on stools blocking the bar. Fair range of local brews, went for Magic Dragon Ice Dragon which was fine. Magic Dragon appears to be Plassey/New Plassey re-inventing itself.
ellisref - 9 Jun 2019 07:41
Paid another visit while staying in Llangollen last week. Still a wonderful ambience and the staff are really pleasant. Met a friend for dinner and both our meals were excellent as were the pints of DHB. Keep up the good work Corn Mill!
roobs52 - 2 Apr 2018 17:01
I've been meaning to pop in for a couple of years now and finally had the opportunity last Wednesday during my annual stay in Llangollen. I have nothing but praise for the atmosphere (wonderful building), the attentiveness of the staff and, of course, the quality of the beer and food. I tried a pint of Facer's DHB which was in top order and delicious as was the steak and ale pie with trimmings served by the pretty waitress. I did feel sorry for the staff who had prepared tables for a party of 16 who simply failed to show up. All I can say is that it was their loss and suggested to the lady who served me that, if the person who booked did so again, to charge them a cancellation fee! Fear not Corn Mill, I shall return!
roobs52 - 26 Mar 2017 12:55
Always call in here when in Llangollen beer is a bit expensive but its always in good condition and sitting on the decking on a sunny day with the Dee racing below you is a great way to cool down after a hard days walk
damocles11 - 5 Jun 2014 09:37
Nice pub for enjoying a pint on the 'veranda' watching the river tumbling by. Good choice of ales, sadly served in too fast a manner by the staff - about three pulls of the pump per second I'd imagine! Nicely kept though. Food looked good, but didn't get to try on the occasion.
littledrummerboy - 16 Jun 2013 22:17
Very nice, good food, good service and an excellent selection of local beers.
We were directed to some really ropey places by a local who never mentioned this one. They must want to keep it nfor themselves!!
maybe - 6 May 2013 10:11
I echo previous comments that this is a nice place but expensive although I confess that we did not eat. Exposed stone walls covered with old prints and photos, pine or flagstone floors and various rooms to sit in at different levels but the beer ranged from £3.40-£3.60 which I thought was expensive for the town. Hawkshead NZPA, Slater's Golden, Monty's Maple and Brunning & Price's Original Bitter (brewed by Phoenix Brewery in the borough of Rochdale) all available. Very popular on Saturday afternoon.
paul_d102 - 7 Oct 2012 20:57
Nice pub in Llangollen - they've done a good job of creating the pub around the historic building, although it's a bit too clinical in look and feel. Decent choice of real ales and scrumpy cider, and above average pub food (if a little expensive). While we were just visiting, we happily went back for a beer on the terrace the next day.
Oktup - 9 Sep 2012 18:32
Expensive but GOOD
f6c - 29 Jul 2012 19:04
Superb setting, very much a food establishment, nice food, we waited a bit and were bombarded with families of screaming kids, but the river drowned out the noise mostly. I wondered would the wheel jam up with a child or two? All in all good place for sitting, though a bit on the expensive side. Couldnt believe flint facers beer on at £3.50? Beer in good form.
sgtporter - 10 Jul 2012 15:29
I admit, I was a tourist but I think your spoiled considering I come from NW London. The beer here was excellent. If we had had time, we would have spent all day here. Instead we had an extended lunch that was excellent. The view is spectacular and was busy. Price is very worth it.
busker999 - 6 Jun 2012 20:57
Not many good places to eat in Llangollen, the corn mill very much the tourists eatery. Good beer but expensive for the area. The food was ok, but again expensive for what it was. we did have to wait about 30 mins to order, then the food took even longer to arrive. The setting went some way to up for it, outstanding views across the river to the bridge, little steam trains travelled along the track. Marvellous building. Pleasant staff, though the menu is fixed, no substitutions.
robgriffs - 31 May 2011 08:52
Excellent choice of real ale's. Tried a couple and both were superb. The food looked good but I didn't sample any. Well worth a visit.
ICTGringo - 29 Oct 2010 22:21
Odd restaurant which brought our mains before the starters. Instant mash and tinned very salty soup!

One of our pints was off although the rest were fine. Mostly alright.


slugbreff - 13 Sep 2010 20:00
Came here on the way to Snowdonia on Friday night, and was so impressed that I revisited for Sunday lunch on the way home. Food was excellent both times, and five real ales available (presumably from microbreweries as I'd not heard of them). I will say it's quite expensive (at least £3 for a pint and £9 to £14 for a main course), but it's well worth paying for. Interesting old building with fully working waterwheel and lovely riverside views. Probably the best pub I've been to in Wales.
pubcollector - 8 Sep 2010 21:29
Another Brunning & Price classic, they really know what constitutes a good eating pub- for it is that. You can go for just a drink though, so it is a pub. Converted mill on 3 floors with as many original features as possible, including Waterwheel and many oak beams. the decking outside overlooking the River Dee and steam railway is a real draw. Food excellent and reasonably priced. 6 handpumps including Cottage Deltic Diesel, Phoenix Monkey, their house beer and Cambrian Gold from Stonehouse. Always in tip top condition. It's a must to go once but not one you'd include on a crawl I suspect. Still in this day and age it's what I'd call brilliant.
Carlurmston - 26 Sep 2009 15:31
The Corn Mill ( or "Y Felin Yd" - to use the Welsh name which also appears prominently ) is a food orientated former flour mill on the banks of the River Dee near the centre of Llangollen.

It's been tastefully converted into a pub/restaurant retaining wooden beams and decorated with interesting old photos of Llangollen and period advertising posters. There's 3 floors in total with a large outside decking area on stilts overlooking the river and with a view of the steam railway station over the river. From this decking you can see the rotating water wheel inside the building.

The clear emphasis is on food and a varied menu of food is offered at all times. There's that typically relaxed and informal, but impersonal, style of a gastro pub operation.

It's a Brunning and Price establishment and those who have been to The Armoury in Shrewsbury will recognise the style and ambience - no music, fruit machines or TV and a rather stylishly converted characterful interior.

There's 6 handpumps - 5 for real ale and one for draught cider on my visit. Beers on were Hawkshead Lakeland Gold, Titanic First Class, Weetwood Cheshire Cat, Abbeydale Wheat Beer and the Brunning and Price "house beer ( don't know who brews this ).

My Hawkshead Lakeland Gold was a splendid pint and my food was tasty and well presented, arriving promptly.

The pub has been in the GBG for a number of years but, perhaps reflecting the food emphasis, I didn't see any GBG stickers anywhere.

I really enjoyed the visit, but do remember that it's more a restaurant than a pub.
JohnBonser - 23 Sep 2009 13:50
An excellent gastro pub (the chips here are superb), with prices to match on a pretty river with a waterwheel. Very busy on a Friday lunch time - but the staff coped admirably.
A very decent range of beers as well about 4/5 real ales too.
If only all Welsh pubs were this good!
Scottie_chorlton - 15 Jul 2009 13:08

Beer very good and varied (4/5 handpumps), again not cheap but not a rip-off either.
Interesting place, inside and out. Trad interior, outside is above the river, which is actually quite noisy. Conservatory is best bet. Note real water wheel.
Mad busy Monday evening 1st June, despite being told it would be long wait for food it wasn’t – staff swarming everywhere, helpful and pleasant.
We had starter and “light bite” each which was quite enough, total cost about £27 for 2 people without side veg etc. Ok it’s not cheap but it was good value – plenty of meat and very well prepared and presented.
Certainly a place to recommend (parking can be iffy).

Richardhuddleston - 3 Jun 2009 13:12
I popped in here for a quick pint last night, and was very impressed. They had a good selection of real ales on, and the staff where very friendly. The building itself is very interesting, and it's certainly the first pub I've been to with it's own waterwheel. I didn't try to food, but it looked delicous.
pavorossi - 20 Apr 2009 12:27
I am so impressed with the Corn Mill, it has a fantastic decking and very welcoming staff. It's a great place to start the evening (especially when nice and sunny!) the food is very tasty, and a very generous portion as well!
whocan - 12 Aug 2008 15:16
Great Pub and Restraunt on banks of river with mill race and working water mill. Nice outstide drinking area actually over the river. Always decent collection of real ales on sale.
stevane - 22 Jul 2008 14:10

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