The West Arms

Llanarmon pub scoops National Pub & Bar Award 2022

National Pub & Bar Awards 2022

The West Arms Country Inn pub has scooped a prestigious County Winner title for Clwyd, as part of the 2022 National Pub & Bar Awards.

The news comes in shortly after The West Arms announced its place in the quarter finals of the coveted Licensee of the Year Award 2022 (LOYA) by the British Insititute of Innkeepers.  

Mark Williamson co-owner of the West Arms said: “2022 is definitely ‘the year of the pub’ and it is great to be named as one of the top places in our county. Our pub isn’t just a watering hole, it is a place of business, a place to call home and the heartbeat of our rural community, here in Llanarmon. We wish all the winners the very best of luck in the finals.” 

The National Pub & Bar Awards aims to put exemplary on-trade businesses across the UK in the national spotlight, showcasing the hospitality industry’s diversity, creativity and vital importance to the UK economy.  

The pubs, which have been selected on overall best practice across a number of operational categories, will be officially crowned at a red carpet celebration in London this June.  

“Just from being out in these venues, you can see how much pubs and bars mean to people across the UK,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine, which hosts the event. “With visitor numbers increasing, it’s more important than ever for operators to deliver a standout service during every visit – no matter the business in question. These 94 County Winners are wonderful examples of the brilliance of today’s modern on-trade. If you live near one of these sites, make sure you pay them a visit!” 

Listed amongst the Welsh pub winners were;  

Gwent The Greyhound Inn and Hotel, Llantrisant 
South Glamorgan The Botanist, Cardiff 
Mid Glamorgan The Old House 1147 
West Glamorgan Britannia Inn, Gower 
Dyfed The Stackpole Inn 
Powys The Sun Hotel 
Gwynedd Golden Fleece Inn 
Clwyd The West Arms Country Inn 

As well as serving up fabulous food, The West Arms pub features locally brewed Big Hand Ales and Welsh Gins and Whiskies from Penderyn, Pollination and Hibernation Gins.

Located in the quiet village of Llanarmon DC in North East Wales, owners Nicky and Mark Williamson, have spent the past 4 years passionately restoring this charming 16th Century Country Inn to its former glory. In 2021 the inn received an upgrade including a new beer garden to allow guests to enjoy time together in the Welsh countryside post lockdown.  

The West Arms offers an authentic Welsh experience with 16 cosy rooms and an award winning restaurant and has recently been featured as best pub North Wales by wales online.