An always reliable place for lunch is this village “dining pub” just outside Llandudno (5 minutes drive from the A55).
A cream of celeriac soup with red pepper coulis stirred through was of a comforting texture. Good flavour but, oddly, more from the pepper than the celeriac. Came with a big hunk of bread and Normandy butter.
Fish is always a good bet here so I ordered Anglesey scallops. Three big fat juicy ones arrived sat on pea puree (still with a bit of texture) with rocket and a slice of crisp pancetta. Cooking was spot on with good flavour and great combination of textures. Bread & butter also sat on the side.
Mrs H had an open ciabatta sandwich of grilled ribeye with sticky onions, salad and a “handful” of chips. Good piece of meat – on the thin side as befitting a sandwich steak so a bit tricky to get the cooking right. But they did – perfect to medium. Onions were slow cooked but needed more. Salad dressing needed more oomph (something, anything).
I had roast cod topped with Welsh rarebit, which sat on leeks in a cream sauce and came with a big bowl of chips. As fresh a piece of cod as you’re likely to see. Rarebit was underflavoured. Chips were crispy and cooked through, but were very pale. I’ve certainly had better – but I’ve had much worse.
The weather wasn’t warm enough to sit outside but it’s a pleasant place when you can. Good service. Mrs H had a pint of Great Orme bitter and tells me it was a good ‘un. Bill came to £35.