Clwyd is mostly mountainous with a coastal plain facing the Irish Sea in the north. The county shares its eastern borders with Cheshire and Shropshire and the Cambrian Mountains lie to the west.
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Berwyn Arms Glyndyfrdwy, Nr. Corwen, Clwyd .  Tel: 01490 430210 Rural inn but adjacent to the A5 dating back to the 1780's, with 3 bars with log fires and exceptional views of the Berwyn Mountains and River Dee. The inn caters for the 'outdoor' fraternity with a full range of outdoor activities from abseiling to white water rafting. The accommodation is 'basic' bunkhouse style but good food and cask ales are served.
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Cross Foxes Erbistock, Wrexham, Clwyd .  Tel: 01978 780380
Abbey Grange Horseshoe Pass Road, Llangollen, Clwyd .  Tel: 01978 860753 Lovely country hotel situated close to Llangollen and a good base for exploring Offa's Dyke and the surrounding countryside. Good reputation for food.
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Black Lion Inn The Village, Babell, Clwyd .  Tel: 01352 720239 13th Century former drovers inn close to the Dee Estuary in a lovely rural setting. Good reputation for food.
Britannia Pentre Road, Halkyn, Clwyd .  Tel: 01352 780272 15th Century inn with spectacular views of the Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay in the distance. Cask ales are served along with good food in the conservatory overlooking the view towards the Wirral. A variety of farm animals are kept outside. Located just off the A55 Trunk road.
Britannia Inn Horseshoe Pass, Llangollen, Clwyd .  Tel: 01978 860144 14th Century family run inn built by the Monks of the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey. The Inn is situated at the foot of the Horseshoe Pass and has a commanding view of the Vale of Llangollen. Well known throughout the area for it's good food and hospitality. Award winning gardens and traditional ales means the Britannia has something for everyone.
Cerrigllwydion Arms Llanynys, Denbigh, Clwyd .  Tel: 01745 890247 14th Century inn located in the heart of the Vale of Clwyd which was originally built for the churchgoers to the adjacent 6th Century LLanynys Church..
Cherry Pie Inn Melin-y-Wern, Denbigh Road, Clwyd .  Tel: 01352 741279 Restaurant & wine bar adjacent to the Old Mill Hotel with a very warm welcome and excellent menu and located only a few miles from the Liverpool Bay coastline.
Drovers Arms Rhewl, Ruthin, Clwyd .  Tel: 01824 703163 Small inn located just north of Ruthin which brews it's own ales. Located on the A525 towards Denbigh.
The Green Inn Llangedwyn, Clwyd .  Tel: 01691 828234 Traditional 17th Century pub with top quality restaurant. Great to relax in front of the roaring fire - especially if you've just completed a parachute jump at Montford Bridge airfield !
Groes Inn Tyn-y-Groes, Clwyd .  Tel: 01492 650545 Excellent 16th century drovers inn serving good food cooked from local ingredients and located in stunning countryside less than 5 miles from Conwy Bay. The Groes is a sprawling maze of low beamed rooms filled with antique furniture and fresh flowers.