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The Raven Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This local community (many staff are volunteers) run pub is just so welcoming and the food/drink there is amazing. We've been many times. This time we had some friends over from the Cal in the USA and they stayed at the Raven overnight. Upon arrival they felt so welcomed plus the rooms are to a high standard. Everything was perfect... More 

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

We're delighted that your Californian friends enjoyed their stay and The Raven hospitality. I believe that they were introduced by the volunteer barmaid to Real Ale British style and found it to be most palatable. Its true to say that their Royal Highnesses used room one for a comfort break last July but they didn't actually stay overnight, maybe next... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great spot and such friendly volunteer staff. Dog also made particularly welcome. So unusual to be in a community pub run by volunteers. Everybody at the bar was friendly and happy to share information about their village. No breakfasts but plenty of facilities in the room as well as a useful community store a few doors away. Also,... More 

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Thank slines2016
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your welcome and the facilities we offer guests. With our being a community pub you will have noticed a certain pride and ownership amongst the locals you met, many of whom do their stint in helping keep the place open. The Community Shop is well stocked with essentials and goods to help you prepare food on the... More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Llarmon recently for the NGS Open Garden scheme but arrived a day late. Fortunately for us the Raven was not overcrowded , the staff were friendly and the Sunday lunch was excellent. We would recommend this local village community run pub for its lovely food.

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Thank tastebuds160154
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Sorry you missed the NGS day - the varied gardens on show were all fantastic. Hoping to do it all again in 2018. Glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch and looking forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed twice when visiting family and will be back. Room is comfy, quite small but has everything you need. Tiny kitchen area works fine and is well equipped. We like being able to sort our own breakfast at a time that suits us. The pub is run by the village community and is very friendly with nice beers... More 

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Lovely to have you stay with us and really pleased that our accommodation offering fits the bill. Dogs with well-behaved owners are always welcome in the Raven. There are lots of local walks, and many are described in a booklet available from the community run village shop. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Lovely local pub in a stunning location offering excellent value for money. Great room, facilities, cleansiness, quality food and very kind and attentive staff. Really enjoyed meeting and chatting to the locals. can't wait for my next trip.

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Thank Sandra P
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. We look forward to your next visit too. More 

Mold, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I called into the raven for a drink on a warm saturday afternoon, we went to the bar to order some drinks only to be greeted by a very rude and unfriendly elderly bar maid...no please no thank you...such a shame as little rural pubs need to offer a warm friendly welcome, sadly the the Raven does... More 

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Thank Slimline101
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review but it's left us a little puzzled as to whom you might be referring. As you can see from the other reviews on TA we have earned a reputation for the friendliness of our welcome so we're perplexed. I'll contact you directly to see if I can work out what happened here but I don't... More 

new brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Our friends who where up from Devon and staying at the Raven rooms, had complemented on how good the food was in the restaurant, so it was decided after a little tour around Ruthin, we made our way to the Raven, food was ordered and I have to say I was not expecting the high standard of food to come... More 

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Thank ycat
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for that endorsement of the quality and value for money you found in our menu. We do try really hard to do our best. Chef will be delighted that you enjoyed your meals and hope you come our way again soon. More 

Corwen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We just moved to the village took my parents and sons ages 2 and 4 for a few hours, it certainly was the best decision we've made on a bank holiday! The locals made us feel really welcome and the atmosphere was superb! We even made some new friends. My parents will definitely be staying here when they visit again... More 

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Thank Rae R
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Welcome to our lovely village and its community run pub. We hope that you'll be regular visitors and make more friends here. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We have never been made to feel so welcome in any establishment in our lifetime. This community pub is supported by its inhabitants with such enthusiasm, Pride and affection you can't help but feel it's presence. Food excellent, prices great, staff and mainly volunteers I might add - All fantastic with special thanx to Jim and Jan. Only one suggestion... More 

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Thank kimatrix
Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

You're making us blush with your praise. Glad you could see what the hard work put in by the community has achieved. We'll mention to Elaine the shop manager about sandwiches to supplement the delicious pies, sausage rolls and cakes the community shop has on sale. More 

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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We have recently become familiar with this area and we knew of this pub due to its feature in a to series about community pubs. We had a Sunday roast at and drinks and pud and it was absolutely delicious. It had a real authentic feel of a true home cooked meal. Roast local lamb and all fresh well cooked... More 

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Banhadlen, Volunteer at The Raven Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, we're glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch so much. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Raven Inn is a traditional community-orientated free house situated in the heart of the picturesque north Wales village of Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire. The Raven Inn has been run by the community since August of 2009. A traditional country pub, you can be assured of a warm welcome. We offer mouth watering, locally sourced food and the best real ales north Wales has to offer. We regularly bring in the best of local musical talent fitting to a traditional country pub. We have three well appointed and recently refurbished self catering rooms to let. All have great views of the village church. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Raven Inn

Address: Ffordd Rhiw Ial, Llanarmon-yn-Ial CH7 4QE, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Llanarmon-yn-Ial
Price Range: $70 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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