Here’s the perfect example of a contemporary country inn, combining the character of a bygone era with all the comforts and goodies that today’s discerning travellers expect to find.
The Pheasant Bar, in the original 18th-century part of the inn, sums the place up nicely. A mix of traditional slate flooring, old beams and sleekly modern décor, it’s run in a friendly and informal way, a Mulberry Inn trademark (along with its imaginative menus).
The bedrooms, completely refurbished a year or so ago, are fresh, stylish and full of contemporary touches including flatscreen TVs, mini-bars, bathrobes and slippers, sumptuous beds, luxury duvets, plump pillows and deluxe toiletries.
Then there’s the location, in the ‘hidden’ – and very peaceful – Ceiriog Valley, yet only a few miles from Llangollen and Chirk. It’s great for walking, cycling and all things outdoorsy – talking of which, you can soak up the views from the oak decking and landscaped gardens.