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Croes Howell is set within the beautiful landscape of the North Wales Borderlands, mere miles from England. It is a very contemporary café and restaurant combination, and the owner and chefs have a real commitment to making sure everything is both local and fresh. This leads to some delicious meals that taste worlds away from the chain restaurants of the world.

The afternoon tea is particularly impressive, giving you a taste of everything – Bara Brith, Welsh cakes, shortbread, scones and pastries, and you can even add a glass of Champagne if you fancy snacking in style.

The set menu is full of hearty and traditional fare, but if you are looking to try something a little different, we would recommend choosing from the à la carte menu. On this menu, you will find dishes like pan fried chilli and mint squid, smoked haddock kedgeree, cod loin wrapped in parma ham with garlic langoustines, and a 28-day hung Welsh fillet steak, replete with twice-cooked chips.

Finish it all off with the winter berry mess or opt for the Croes Howell special cheese board. Wonderful!


Croes Howell is found between Rossett and Llay on the B5102. Located by itself on a long road, it is not a tricky one to find. 

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