Corn Mill

Pub Details

Dee Lane, Castle Street
LL20 8PN
(01978) 869555
Opening Times
11 - 11 (10.30 Sun)

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Corn Mill, Llangollen, Wales, LL20 8PN – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Excellent on all counts, with personable young staff, super food all day, good beers, and a fascinating riverside building with fine views
Deservedly popular, this imaginatively restored mill looks across the River Dee to the Llangollen Canal. A long narrow deck along one side of the building juts out over the water, while the interior has been interestingly refitted with pale pine flooring on stout beams, a striking open stairway with gleaming timber and tensioned steel rails, and mainly stripped-stone walls. Quite a lot of the old machinery is still in place, including the huge waterwheel (often turning) and there are good-sized dining tables, big rugs, thoughtfully chosen pictures (many to do with water) and quite a few pot plants. One of the two serving bars, away from the water, has a much more local feel with regulars sitting on the bar stools, pews on dark slate flagstones and daily papers. Pleasant young staff serve Brunning & Price Phoenix Original and Facers DHB on handpump with three guests such as Conwy Rampart, Plassey Blue Bell Bitter and Weetwood Old Dog; also, farm cider, around 50 sensibly priced malt whiskies and a decent wine choice with around a dozen by the glass.

Good Pub Guide Food

As well as lunchtime sandwiches, the good, interesting food includes pigeon breast with beetroot risotto and game reduction, char siu pork belly with pak choi, radish and pickled ginger, macaroni cheese, pork and leek sausages with onion gravy, ham and free-range eggs, crab linguine with chilli, ginger and coriander, chicken, ham and leek pie with cider gravy, whole plaice with caper and dill butter, and puddings such as syrup sponge with custard and dark chocolate truffle torte.

Bar food times: 12 - 9.30 (9 Sun)


Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Bar


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Reader Comments

The Corn Mill is a superb conversion of an old mill next to the River Dee, in a very picturesue location, with the water wheel in motion as a real feature (one of the upstairs rooms has glass panels looking down on it).
It always has an excellent range of real ales which are changed regularly, and very good food in the upstairs restaurants or outside on the terrace. The young and enthusiatic staff make a visit to it a real pleasure.

Just an additional endorsement for this excellent pub. We had two meals over the past weekend at their busiest time of the year and both were excellent. "Lite bites" were what many pubs would call full meals and the staff were consistently cool and friendly despite imense pressure. Deserves a high award for food quality.
Alastair Stevenson

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