North Wales-Staying/Eating

Our time in Wales was centered around the town of Llangollen owing to Kristie & Big D’s nuptials being held there and our desire to avoid renting a car. Given all the car drama we have had recently and are currently still dealing with, trying to figure out driving both on the wrong side of the road and from the wrong side of the car? Just a little bit too much put in fate’s hands to fuck with us.

Given that we fly stand-by our best route through was via Heathrow airport and then onto some trains but if you want to go there? You would probably be best flying into Manchester instead. However, if would like to fly into London, hang out there a bit and then head out to Northern Wales, let me know and I’ll set you up with the proper train info.

So Llangollen.

We stayed at an adorable Bed & Breakfast that I found highly rated on tripadvisor. It was called The Four Poster and was just across The River Dee from where all the wedding party was staying. It worked out to be £227 total which works out to be a little over $360 so around $120 a night and included a full breakfast for both of us each morning (with vegetarian options), as well as free wi-fi and a complimentary tray of coffee, tea and biscuits in our room. I’m not sure if it would’ve been cheaper had I booked further in advance but honestly, I’m not mad at that price regardless. I will warn that the beds aren’t the comfiest thing in the world and they seem to have something against a top sheet on the bed, but as K&D’s hotel was the same? I think that’s going to be a given over there.

We ate dinner at the same place the two nights we had open to do so, 1) because it’s right over the water, so the view is fab and 2) the food was really good.

It’s called The Corn Mill and has a giant turning water wheel underneath which is pretty cool too. The first night I had the barley leek risotto (pictured) and the last night I had the tomato soup with a giant hunk of warm soft bread and fantastically tasty butter.

The one day we had open for lunch, K&D invited us to join them in lunching with K’s family up near where they were staying in Mold. We ate and hung out in the gorgeous weather at The Glasfryn


Tomorrow: what to do/what to see!

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