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The Hand at Llanarmon

The Hand at Llanarmon

The Hand at Llanarmon

The Hand at Llanarmon
  • Visit Wales 4 Star Inn
  • AA 4 Silver Star Inn
  • AA 2 Rosettes
  • Visit Wales Cyclists Welcome
  • Visit Wales Walkers Welcome
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Inn with 13 rooms £48-£135 pppnb


Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog,
Ceiriog Valley,
LL20 7LD


Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog,
Ceiriog Valley,
LL20 7LD


Drovers from three Welsh valleys used to converge on Llanarmon to take their produce to markets as far away as London. Today the traffic is in the other direction – people flock to The Hand from all over the world for a spot of superb Welsh hospitality, good food and homespun comfort. The Ceiriog Valley is known as the Valley of the Poets as many poets and artists have lived here, including John Ceiriog Hughes, known as The Welsh Shakespeare.

The Hand is very much at the centre of village life, new hosts Jackie and Jonathan welcoming locals and leisure travellers alike to their warm hearth, filled with humour and buzz, excellent food and cosy, unfussy bedrooms. The 13 bedrooms have all been refurbished in a clean, modern country style, with firm beds, good desks, a selection of magazines, tea/coffee making facilities and biscuits. Bathrooms are state of the art, white, with fluffy towels, bathrobes and quality toiletries.

You can walk in the Berwyn Mountains, visit Llanrhaeadr Waterfall or Chirck Castle. The hotel can arrange pony trekking, fishing or shooting nearby. Treatments are available in the newly opened spa. The Ceiriog Valley is one of the loveliest and most peaceful in Wales. The loudest noise is likely to be the bleating of sheep or the quiet tumbling of the river through lush meadows.

Head Chef Grant Mulholland has won an AA Rosette and an AA Breakfast Award for his cuisine. Food is prepared using fresh ingredients locally sourced, with pies specially made for the hotel by McArdle’s of Chirk.

TelephoneTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useLaundry/valet serviceIroning facilitiesConference facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDisabled facilitiesCentral heatingLaundry facilitiesElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableGames room onsiteFishingPony trekking/horse-ridingShootingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteRestaurant open to non-residentsVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedPublic house/InnDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessEvening mealsHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal firesStaff fluent in Welsh

Children welcome from any age.



Plan route to The Hand at Llanarmon using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 156328  Lat: 52.88601 Long: -3.25575

Turn off the A5 at Chirk and follow the B4500 for 11 miles up the Ceiriog Valley to Llanarmon DC. You'll see The Hand in front of you as you enter the village.


  • TelephoneTelephone
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Laundry/valet serviceLaundry/valet service
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Disabled facilitiesDisabled facilities
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Laundry facilitiesLaundry facilities
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Games room onsiteGames room onsite
  • FishingFishing
  • Pony trekking/horse-ridingPony trekking/horse-riding
  • ShootingShooting
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Snooker/billiards/pool onsiteSnooker/billiards/pool onsite
  • Restaurant open to non-residentsRestaurant open to non-residents
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Public house/InnPublic house/Inn
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • Evening mealsEvening meals
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in WelshStaff fluent in Welsh

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
  • a mix of cobbles and paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair


  • YesEntrance well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities


For our full access statement, please see our website - www.thehandhotel.co.uk

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