The West Arms

99 classic cars descend upon The West Arms in prestige Three Castles car rally

Three Castles Trial at The West Arms

The West Arms Country Inn in Llanarmon DC was selected as one of the key venues for the Three Castles Trial classic car event for 2022.  

The North Wales country inn welcomed participants of 99 classic car entries on 9th June. The drivers enjoyed a 2-course lunch in the sunny beer garden and in the newly refurbished garden room of the country inn.   

Director Ian Crammond talks about his experience.  

“The space at the West Arms worked really well, as did the arrangements for parking. The welcome was great. The village felt welcoming and onside too – we spoke to the school and dropped off pens and stickers for the kids.   

He continued: “The way lunch worked was great, and so was the menu. Clear, easy to understand, and well presented.  

The quality of food provided was superb throughout. The local Dolwen Tagine was just right and was especially popular. Just the kind of dishes we like to see, too!” 

“The West Arms went the extra mile and our customers loved it. We will be back, and when we come again we will allow competitors more time to enjoy the West Arms.” 

Ian Crammond

The Three Castles Trial is one of Britain’s most talked about summer car events. The rally, which covers up to 500 miles, returns each night to Llandudno and runs mainly through the ancient landscapes of Anglesey, Gwynedd and Clwyd in North Wales. 

Mark and Nicky Williamson, owners of the West Arms said: “The Three Castles Trial has been one of the highlights of the summer and created a real buzz in the village.  It has been a genuine privilege to host such a prestigious motoring event and we look forward to working with Ian and his team again.” 

Congratulations to the Three Castles Trial winners: 

1st Overall. Guy Woodcock & Claire Pickering – Ford Escort 

2nd overall Malcolm Dunderdale & Anita Wickins – Renault R8 Gordini 

1st Heritage: Paul Crosby/Pete Johnson MG TB s/c 

1st Expert: Mark & Sue Godfrey – Ford Escort 

1st Intermediate: Chris Howell & Jon Briggs Ford Cortina Lotus Mk I 

1st Novice: Tony Clark & Brian Neill – MGB 

Entries for the 2023 event open on October 1  2022. For more see