I had heard rave reviews about the Kinmel Arms so I thought I would give it a try!
I have to say I was incredibly disappointed and extremely upset with the nights events.
I booked a table on Christmas eve as it was my Grandmother's birthday. We arrived and were absolutely blown away with the scenery. There was a live singer on and my Grandmother was so happy as Frank Sinatra songs were being sang. They were my late Grandfathers favourites.
The food was very nice but the portions were very small and way overpriced! I remember looking at the menu and an 8oz fillet steak was £32!
It was the events after our meal that really shocked me! As the family got relaxed on the comfy sofa's I took my Grandmother to the bar to buy her a birthday drink. There was a man in his 20's stood at the bar in what I could only describe as tennis clothing! Shorts, t shirt and trainers! He had obviously been drinking heavily and was smoking a cigar!
I was obviously shocked by him smoking a cigar at the bar because of the obvious laws on smoking in pubs/restaurants and this is obviously supposed to be a very classy place.
I questioned the young man and asked him if he should be smoking in here. The man showed a complete and utter lack of respect and blew his filthy cigar smoke in my grandmother's face before replying "My family own this place and can do what I like in here!" There were obviously a couple of expletives included in the sentence that I will not repeat.
I was in complete shock at what had just happened and I decided to pass on the drinks, round the family up and make a sharp exit.
It was a horrendous end to what would have been a lovely evening and I can safely say I will not be returning there again in a hurry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Kinmel Arms North Wales offers luxury rooms and exquisite gourmet food set within the stunning scenery that is St.George, Abergele. Ideally situated along the main rambling routes of North Wales, The Kinmel Arms is located just off the A55, 15 mins from Llandudno and 25 mins from Chester. With gourmet food of the very highest quality and four luxurious bedrooms that really must be seen to be believed the Kinmel Arms is a real jewel in the North Wales coastline, perfect for romantic getaways, weekend breaks and businessmen working in the area. The AA and Visit Wales have once again awarded us with a "5 Star Accommodation" rating, while Hardens UK Restaurants in association with Remy Martin fine Champagne Cognac said of the Kinmel Arms" one of the best places to eat in North Wales." ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Kinmel Arms Hotel Abergele
- The Kinmel Arms Abergele, Wales