The Britannia Inn Halkyn

Posted by Chris on July 18th, 2011

The Britannia Inn Halkyn is a great pub that used to be run very well by Sarah and Kelly who always gave you a warm welcome to the Britannia Inn, Halkyn. Sarah and Kelly have recently left the establishment. They refurbished everywhere but  kept the original fixtures. They used to serve traditional Home Cooked food 7 days a week and had excellent Beers, Friendly Atmosphere, fantastic food and a stunning view over The Dee Estuary from the restaurant including Disabled facilities. The Britannia Inn certainly goes back to the 17th century and possibly further back. It was, prior to the building of the A55 in the 1820s, situated on the main Chester to Holyhead mail-coach road. The Britannia’s outbuildings served as the local abattoir and publicans are often described as ‘Publican and Butcher’ although more recently the description ” Rat and Snake ” has been used. It was owned from 1807 by the Dukes of Westminster, and it was virtually rebuilt by them in the 1890s. The longest serving tenants, from 1886, were members of the Vickers family and they bought the premises in 1911 when the Westminster Estate sold its properties in Halkyn. Entertainment and Forthcoming Events: Caravan Hook ups may be Coming Soon ( April 2009 – In the field that overlooks the Dee Estury )A  Children’s adventure play ground will be available by April 2009 ( not built yet ). Entertainment – karaoke 1st Saturday of every month from 9pm. live bands on every other week party nights & theme nights will be starting soon. Quiz Night every Sunday @ 8pm Cash Prizes plus many more. Sarah & Kelly have recently left the Britannia Inn, They had completely refurbished the whole bar and restaurant.

Whilst the Britannia Inn is well established the oldest inn in the area is The Glan yr Afon Inn, Milwr, Dolphin which was built in 1559, the secondyear of Queen Elizabeth the First’s reign. The Glan yr Afon Inn has an award winning restaurant, fabulous rooms overlooking the River Dee and a really friendly bar and games room area.

Paintball in Halkyn near Chester, North Wales

Posted by Chris on March 29th, 2011

If you are paintballing in the Halkyn Paintball zone just off the A55 near Chester and you are looking for somewhere to eat, drink or stay then The Glan Yr Afon Inn is just down the road in Dolphin near Holywell.

It is a 9 minute drive, according to Google maps

from the paintball fields in Halkyn to The Glan Yr Afon Inn.

At The Glan you can sit down, looking over The River Dee, and reflect on how your battle went !

The Glan’s website is here:

and you can call on 01352 710052.

Going to do The Real Ale Trail in Flintshire – April 16th 2011 ??

Posted by Chris on March 22nd, 2011

If you are going to take part in the Flintshire Real Ale Trail which takes place on Saturday April 16th 2011 then you could base yourself at The Glan yr Afon Inn on Halkyn Mountain which is between The Blue Bell Inn and The Crown Inn ( roughly !! ) just below Halkyn Mountain.

The Glan is in the Real Ale Good Beer Guide ( ) and is also highly recommended for it’s food.

( See review below )

The Glan has 8 lovely rooms overlooking the River Dee.

There are lots of things to see and do in Flintshire so why not make it a weekend away ???

Give us a call and we can discuss a package to suit you for rooms, food and taxi’s to join the bus route.

We have put a few useful links below that may help you in your research into The Flintshire Real Ale Trail 2011.

The Glan 01352 710052

Visit Flintshire and Discover Flintshire


N.B. The Real Ale Trail, which takes place on April 16, has been organised by Flintshire Tourism Association (FTA), to help boost trade at Flintshire’s rural pubs.

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