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1 Upper Clwyd Street, Ruthin LL15 1HY, Wales
+44 1824 707 736
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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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
Just Brilliant

Have to say lived up to the reputation. Went twice in two weeks for various occassions. What a nice surprise to have such a great place locally. The menu provides something for everyone. Not too plain but not too "heston blumenthal". The service was spot on. Empty drinks refilled. Plates swept away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
25VicNic17
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United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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English first
United Kingdom
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have to say lived up to the reputation. Went twice in two weeks for various occassions. What a nice surprise to have such a great place locally. The menu provides something for everyone. Not too plain but not too "heston blumenthal". The service was spot on. Empty drinks refilled. Plates swept away when empty. Would definitely recommend. Dont just wait... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had not eaten in On The Hill in quite a while, they always seemed to be booked up way in advance but we had always enjoyed ourselves there. It was nice to find t was still the same friendly, unstuffy bistro-like pace it had been before and with the same excellent food, perhaps even better. We had two mains and... More 

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Berkhamsted
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The best meal I've eaten in many a year , and we've just returned from France! A small restaurant in a little Welsh market town, down a narrow road. What a find! Tasty and varied food, presented beautifully and generous portions and really great value for money. We loved it so much we asked if we could come back the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We turned up here for a friends birthday supper.After causing confusion with the amount of people in our party we were thrilled to have been put in the private dining room area. Everything we ordered was beautiful and served with a smile by the staff.We will definitely return and recommend to others.

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Working in Ruthin this week resulted in a two night stay in the Weatherspoons Castle Hotel (reviewed separately) on the town square. Using the ever reliable Trip Advisor a bistro called "On the Hill", named after its location and just off the square, looked promising and a colleague and I were not disappointed. It being a Tuesday evening we didn't... More 

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Ruthin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Absolutely fantastic food, we skipped the starters and had the 'rib eye' and 'trio of lamb' specials, wow cooked to perfection , each bite was a sensation , the desserts were equally fantastic a mixed fruit pavlova and the summer taster just finished off a great night , with excellent friendly service , we will be back very soon.

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Cheshire, England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Had lunch here again today, fabulous. Staff are lovely, attentive without being intrusive. Food amazing. We always choose On The Hill for special occasions and it never lets us down. 5 star experience every time we visit. Thank you everyone at On The Hill, see you again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Fantastic food! The room we were seated in was full but very quiet when we arrived. It was great that we were able to have a drink and our starters on the terrace, while the other diners ate and left. The chef specially prepared for us, on request, a platter of a sample of each of the starters, he came... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We ate here on a Tuesday night. Choice of restaurants on a Monday and Tuesday in Ruthin is very poor - it was here or weatherspoons. We got the table next to the door which isn't the best as everyone stares at you when they come in (which is a lot as there was no where else open). Waitresses were... More 

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staffordshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Do not hesitate booking a table at this busy delightful restaurant, you will not be disappointed! We ate on a Thursday evening and the fact there was not an empty table anywhere says an awful lot for the food. The restaurant is on several levels and has been sympathetically furnished and decorated. The friendly staff were very attentive and efficient.... More 

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Additional Information about On the Hill

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

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?