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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came across the Raven Inn on booking.com, while looking for a reasonably priced, dog friendly place with car parking, self catering facilities and good hikes and a pub nearby. This place totally met our requirements. The location is in a lovely small village overlooking a church and graveyard. There is a small shop nearby. The surrounding area has stunning...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you, you have eloquently described our hospitality offering probably better than we could have done. And of course it carries more weight as you have the objectivity of someone not involved in the enterprise. Just two little additions would be that we open at 5:00 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays too, but not serving food on those nights. The mobile...

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This local community (many staff are volunteers) run pub is just so welcoming and the food/drink there is amazing. We've been many times. This time we had some friends over from the Cal in the USA and they stayed at the Raven overnight. Upon arrival they felt so welcomed plus the rooms are to a high standard. Everything was perfect...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

We're delighted that your Californian friends enjoyed their stay and The Raven hospitality. I believe that they were introduced by the volunteer barmaid to Real Ale British style and found it to be most palatable. Its true to say that their Royal Highnesses used room one for a comfort break last July but they didn't actually stay overnight, maybe next...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

What a great spot and such friendly volunteer staff. Dog also made particularly welcome. So unusual to be in a community pub run by volunteers. Everybody at the bar was friendly and happy to share information about their village. No breakfasts but plenty of facilities in the room as well as a useful community store a few doors away. Also,...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your welcome and the facilities we offer guests. With our being a community pub you will have noticed a certain pride and ownership amongst the locals you met, many of whom do their stint in helping keep the place open. The Community Shop is well stocked with essentials and goods to help you prepare food on the...

Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited Llarmon recently for the NGS Open Garden scheme but arrived a day late. Fortunately for us the Raven was not overcrowded , the staff were friendly and the Sunday lunch was excellent. We would recommend this local village community run pub for its lovely food.

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you missed the NGS day - the varied gardens on show were all fantastic. Hoping to do it all again in 2018. Glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 1 August 2016

We have stayed twice when visiting family and will be back. Room is comfy, quite small but has everything you need. Tiny kitchen area works fine and is well equipped. We like being able to sort our own breakfast at a time that suits us. The pub is run by the village community and is very friendly with nice beers...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Lovely to have you stay with us and really pleased that our accommodation offering fits the bill. Dogs with well-behaved owners are always welcome in the Raven. There are lots of local walks, and many are described in a booklet available from the community run village shop.

Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely local pub in a stunning location offering excellent value for money. Great room, facilities, cleansiness, quality food and very kind and attentive staff. Really enjoyed meeting and chatting to the locals. can't wait for my next trip.

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit too.

new brighton
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Our friends who where up from Devon and staying at the Raven rooms, had complemented on how good the food was in the restaurant, so it was decided after a little tour around Ruthin, we made our way to the Raven, food was ordered and I have to say I was not expecting the high standard of food to come...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that endorsement of the quality and value for money you found in our menu. We do try really hard to do our best. Chef will be delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope you come our way again soon.

Corwen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We just moved to the village took my parents and sons ages 2 and 4 for a few hours, it certainly was the best decision we've made on a bank holiday! The locals made us feel really welcome and the atmosphere was superb! We even made some new friends. My parents will definitely be staying here when they visit again...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Welcome to our lovely village and its community run pub. We hope that you'll be regular visitors and make more friends here.

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We have never been made to feel so welcome in any establishment in our lifetime. This community pub is supported by its inhabitants with such enthusiasm, Pride and affection you can't help but feel it's presence. Food excellent, prices great, staff and mainly volunteers I might add - All fantastic with special thanx to Jim and Jan. Only one suggestion...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

You're making us blush with your praise. Glad you could see what the hard work put in by the community has achieved. We'll mention to Elaine the shop manager about sandwiches to supplement the delicious pies, sausage rolls and cakes the community shop has on sale.

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We have recently become familiar with this area and we knew of this pub due to its feature in a to series about community pubs. We had a Sunday roast at and drinks and pud and it was absolutely delicious. It had a real authentic feel of a true home cooked meal. Roast local lamb and all fresh well cooked...

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch so much. We hope to see you again soon.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Raven Inn is a traditional community-orientated free house situated in the heart of the picturesque north Wales village of Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire. The Raven Inn has been run by the community since August of 2009. A traditional country pub, you can be assured of a warm welcome. We offer mouth watering, locally sourced food and the best real ales north Wales has to offer. We regularly bring in the best of local musical talent fitting to a traditional country pub. We have three well appointed and recently refurbished self catering rooms to let. All have great views of the village church. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Raven Inn

Address: Ffordd Rhiw Ial, Llanarmon-yn-Ial CH7 4QE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Price Range: $96 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Excellent quiet rural location”
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