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The Hand Hotel Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Church Street, Chirk, Wales
+44 1691 773472
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The initial wait to be seated took ages... but after that it was all positive. The food was delicious and our waitress great. "is this a welsh restaurant?" - yes in so far as its in Wales - produce may be locally sourced but tbh didn't look.

Thank Rick C
Bude, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Recently stayed in Chirk at the campsite and went in for a meal. However we ended up just staying for a drink and then leaving. Bar staff didn't seem too interested. Rubbish cider (as seems to be the norm in Wales sadly) and the carpets had seen much better days (badly stained). We definitely won't be returning or recommending it... More 

Thank Sharon S
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant - Food was lovely and big portions and good value for money / Staff very friendly and attentive / Hotel and surroundings very beautiful - will definitely visit again

Thank Tracy J
Burnham-on-sea, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were staying in chirk .in our touring caravan. Long way from home. The Hand Hotel was local to where we were staying. As were many other eateries,so after scrutinizing many sites we settled on the Hand, we were not disappointed. We had not booked. And were offered a table very quickly. It was very busy and obviously popular with... More 

1 Thank shazz55
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I have lived in Chirk but I have never been in the Hand Hotel. My friend and I decided to give it a try. It is very deceiving because the car park which leads into the bar area looks nothing fancy. It's only when you walk into the lounge/dining area that you see the true picture. It has a lovely... More 

1 Thank Julie T
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I spent a lovely evening as an anniversary surprise meal we were treated with respect & had a quiet candlelit dinner drinks are good meal was wonderful as was the service very special night & in a very welcoming hotel

Thank taxij
Uppsala, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

A typical british pub with a mix om Pub-food, Grill and Indian. Truly great service and a nice venue. But mediocre food in great need of more seasoning.

Thank TheWellplanedSwede
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Good location. Most of the staff were very friendly, helpful, and chatty.....all bar one grumpy youngster. We had a family room...old and tired but suited our needs. One complaint though...the room was too hot - it seemed to be heated from an adjoining room! Evening means were great and the drink prices reasonable A good base for the local attractions

1 Thank gary c
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It's like Dr Who's tardis from outside, yet it's huge inside, finding yourway to the large beer garden is quite a task. Dog friendly in parts of place. Food great. Staff good. Decor good Top notch. Great little village.

3 Thank Tony G
Seoul, South Korea
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We walked here from the canal and had a very pleasant experience. Our waitress, Olivia, provided excellent service with a very friendly and pleasant demeanour. The food was hot and tasty.

3 Thank Ruth S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Street, Chirk, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Wrexham County  >  Chirk
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 773472

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?