The West Arms Hotel at Llanarmon Dyffren Ceirog, Wales, is the latest independently owned traditional hostelry to become a member of The Great Inns of Britain.

This 16th Century Drover’s Inn has been welcoming weary travellers for centuries. Having recently undergone a full refurbishment by husband and wife team Mark and Nicky Williamson, the beautiful Inglenook fireplace, flagstone floors and fantastic food, combine the old-world charm, the high standards of service and hospitality, along with quality food and drink associated with the Great Inns of Britain.

Mark and Nicky have enhanced the original features of the West Arms Hotel, to create a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere for their guests.  The beautiful bedrooms include a choice of two magnificent suites, a four-poster bedroom, Character Rooms, Superior Rooms and Standard Rooms, offering sublime views overlooking the surrounding Berwyn Hills and the picturesque village. As a dog friendly inn, with dog beds available in the room and doggy treats in a jar at reception, there are plenty of wonderful walks to enjoy with West Arms as a base.

There’s the option of casual dining by the fireplace in the cosy lounge, or a more formal eating experience in the dining room.  With head chef, Grant Williams focusing on fresh locally sourced produce, the menu has a modern British dynamic, and his delicious lunch and dinner menus are designed using the finest meats, fish, and vegetables of the season.

When you are ready to explore, the West Arms Hotel in North Wales,  is surrounded by magnificent countryside, within the Ceiriog Valley which was described by Lloyd George as “a little piece of heaven on earth” an untouched wonderland for walkers.  Pistyll Rhaeadr, one of the UK’s highest waterfalls and Seven Wonders of Wales, is less than 10 miles away, and there is a private stretch of the fishing hotspot the River Ceiriog, home to trout and sea trout, adjacent to the hotel.

Joint owner of The West Arms Hotel, Mark Williamson, said: “We’re delighted to have been invited to become a member of the Great Inns of Britain.  We can see that we are in great company with other traditional and independent inns whose owners all share a common goal of providing our guests with a warm welcome, great hospitality and fine dining.

“Making sure that our guests have an enjoyable stay and paying attention to every detail is essential to our business and we’re proud to become part of a collection of independently owned traditional inns that share these aspirations.”

The West Arms Hotel is in great company as it joins 19  other fine independent inns across the UK including: The Inn at Whitewell, Forests of Bowland; The Wild Boar Inn, Windermere, Cumbria; The Selkirk Arms in Kirkcudbright, South east Scotland; and The Lamb Inn, Wartling, East Sussex.

Simon Heaton, owner of Shibden Mill Inn near Halifax and Chairman of The Great Inns of Britain, said: “We’re delighted to welcome aboard The West Arms as our newest member.  The aim of The Great Inns of Britain has always been to bring together Inn Keepers with a strong and proven commitment to upholding the best traditions of Inn-keeping through continuous investment and improvement.”

The Great Inns of Britain offer a winning recipe of fabulous food, gorgeous rooms and glorious locations, with membership being by invitation only from the existing members.  The Great inns of Britain was first established in 1996 by Sir Thomas Ingilby, owner of The Boar’s Head in Ripley, North Yorkshire, and the late Paul Whittome, who was the owner of The Hoste Arms at Burnham Market in Norfolk.