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Very interesting place, loads of history in a lovely little village. Well worth a visit, not too... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Library of chained books

This is such a wonderful place. The books are amazing. I attended the Lit Fest there, in September... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Hawarden, United Kingdom
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“afternoon tea”(7 reviews)
“hidden gem”(5 reviews)
“sunday lunch”(4 reviews)
Gladstone's Library is one of a kind - a residential library and meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF, Wales
+44 1244 532350
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Very interesting place, loads of history in a lovely little village. Well worth a visit, not too busy x

Thank Buddens
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is such a wonderful place. The books are amazing. I attended the Lit Fest there, in September 2016, as I do each year and it is well worth going. I also attended a presentation in April which was so interesting. They have a small...More

Thank kookie2016
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch as we had heard that the food was good. The building itself is beautiful and set in peaceful gardens. I had homemade quiche with salad followed by fresh fruit salad with cream. There is free water for the tables or a...More

1  Thank Bonz46
Reviewed 15 July 2017

we went to hawarden library for lunch on friday, what a lovely place to have a quiet lunch in beautiful surroundings, i had the homemade soup and malted bread which was so delicious and very filling, my sister had potato skins loaded with cheese and...More

Thank karenbusby5
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We happened to be staying close by and visited St Deiniol's Church. The Council's Records Office were also nearby who were extremely helpful and pointed us in the Gladstone's Library direction. We were not aware of what to expect but were made welcome in the...More

1  Thank jnj2049
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely surroundings, excellent service, and delicious afternoon tea. Highly recommended - a hidden gem

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I have just been for afternoon tea, with my sisters, at Gladstone Library. the food was lovely and the staff couldn't be more helpful. I will recommend tis to everyone I know and will definitely go again

Thank linda52017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Seven friends and I stayed two nights at Gladstone's Library for a combined business meeting and writing retreat. We couldn't have made a better choice! From the moment we walked in through the door and were welcomed by Mike on Reception to the moment we...More

Thank Sue J
GladstonesLibrary, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Dear Sue, I wanted to respond to you to thank you for your very kind feedback. Our small team really does put a huge amount of work and effort into making people feel welcome and well cared for so feedback like this is absolutely invaluable....More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

We had a delightful few days staying at Gladstone's Library. The food is especially noteworthy and deserving of a listing in Hawarden restaurants, as 'Food for Thought' welcomes members of the public for coffee, lunch and tea.

Thank crimewriterkate
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and it was a lovely building to stay in. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Charlotte R
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Rosa G
30 September 2018|
Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Morning Rosa, thanks for your enquiry. Rates start from £66 (bed and breakfast), though you can find our full accommodation rates for this year and next on our website. With all best wishes, Amy