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On the Hill

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1 Upper Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HY, Wales
+44 1824 707 736
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 441
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely food and friendly service

I was to meet my friend at On the Hill at 1pm but I was running late because I'd lost my purse but thankfully I had located it at a previous eating place the day before. The people couldn't have been nicer and were very welcoming of a rather fractious me! The food is delicious. We had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Fioleta
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lancashire, England
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited On the Hill for Saturday lunch in a group of four. The other couple had eaten here before and recommended the food. One wouldn't expect to find a good restaurant specialising in seafood in a small inland town such as Ruthin. Hence the 'surprise'. (NB they also had meat and veggie dishes). We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals.... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was to meet my friend at On the Hill at 1pm but I was running late because I'd lost my purse but thankfully I had located it at a previous eating place the day before. The people couldn't have been nicer and were very welcoming of a rather fractious me! The food is delicious. We had the Fishermans Lunch.... More 

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Chester UK
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited for the first time tonight as we had a baby sitter after walking past a number of times during the day and wondering what it was like. I can now see what all the fuss is about as we had such a lovely evening. Arrived slightly early although were seated at a freshly serviced table so as not to... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is by far one of the best places to eat in and around Ruthin for miles!! Visited here last night with friends , had the risotto to start - so delicious! Then duck for a main with a variety of potatoes and veg to share with friends!! The portion was generous and the service was 5* at all times... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We have lived in the Vale of Clwyd for the past 18 months and are always keen to visit recommended eateries, and to add them to our list of local places to visit (we have recently developed some old stone outbuildings into self catering cottages). On the Hill served us generous portions with diverse flavours and textures....far exceeding our expectations... More 

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wales
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Friday lunch - glad we booked or would not have got in! Excellent selection on the lunch menu - biggest problem was 'what to choose?' Had the asparagus pancake to start - simply delicious, whilst my partner had the black pudding starter - also pronounced as wonderful. We both had the same mains - fish selection - really, really tasty!... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Lovely restaurant , great food, with a very interesting and varied menu. The staff are exceptional, they work really hard at making sure your evening is a pleasant one. I can't praise this restaurant enough.

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I ate at On the Hill on Sunday evening, after getting recommendation after recommendation (we live just outside Chester, so it's a bit of a trek but we thought we'd give it a go). From the moment we stepped in the place we felt comfortable and welcomed by lovely staff. I had the risotto starter and my... More 

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wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were staying at the nearby Castle and were reccommended to eat at this restaurant. We had a great meal but afterwards I just commented to the chef that for £25.00 the 6 oz fillet steak was in my opinion not up to what I expected. He then argued with me saying that it was supposed to be like that... More 

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Boston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Good service and a lovely atmosphere. Good wine list and starters but disappointing mains. The pork trio wasn't not very good and the sea catch was uneven.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Upper Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HY, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Denbighshire  >  Ruthin
  • Phone Number: +44 1824 707 736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?