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Graianrhyd, Llanarmon yn Lal,
Mold, Denbighshire, CH7 4QW
As featured in the 'Go Eat' section of Continental Airlines magazine, September 2008
"The Rose and Crown. Graianrhyd, Llanarmon yn Lal, Mold, Denbighshire, Wales. An hour from Manchester yet splendidly rural, the Rose and Crown serves chips served doused with a heady curry, brought out steaming on a groaning platter."
CAMRA Branch Welsh Pub of the Year 2006 and 2007
" The multi-award winning Rose & Crown situated on the crossroads in the hamlet of Graiainrhyd has been named branch Pub of the Year (Welsh section) for 2007. In doing so, it retains its title from last year as the pub goes from strength to strength under the auspices of landlord Rod MacGregor. He left the delights of Yates wine bar in Doncaster to take over stewardship of the pub three years ago and under his watchful eye this basic but friendly boozer has flourished.
The R&C has two rooms served by a single bar, both rooms are "warmed" by open fires and recently have had the benefit of having pictures put on the walls and cushions on the seats to alleviate the former spartan appearance of the rooms. However it is the quality of the ale that sets the R&C above that of the normal boozer. Flowers IPA (the local's favourite) is always available and is complemented by two guests, these come from a variety of, usually local, breweries. Recent brews have been from Facers, Bryn, Jolly Brewer, Conway and Salopian. Manchester breweries also put in regular appearences and there is nearly always a beer from Phoenix either on the bar or in the cellar, Boggart Hole beers are also often seen.
As if the quality and range of the ale is not temptation enough, the food, served Tues-Sun eves, is hearty and great value. Rod majors on unpretentious pub grub, no drizzling of jus here. The fish batter is made with the Flowers IPa and the gammon and chips is a real tray-bender. There's no need to dress up to come to the R&C, just come as you are and enjoy the convivial atomosphere, Rod's eclectic selection of music and the truly excellent ale."
Hard Peg (CAMRA),2007
"We then hopped onto the coach for the short journey to the splendidly rural Rose & Crown. Guest ales here are generally from the Phoenix/Hanby/Salopian stables and are always in top nick. This visit was no exception with Hanby's Vanilla Mild and Cascade on offer, both were found to be on excellent form. A couple of people ordered some food here and were delighted with the huge chip butties produced by the jovial landlord Rod MacGregor. A splendid time was had by all, so much so that we stayed on until last orders before belatedly heading off for home. "
Hard Peg (CAMRA),2006
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