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“Ideal base for exploring.”
Review of The Hanmer Arms

The Hanmer Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Hanmer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$28
Cuisines: British
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Description: The Hanmer Arms is a traditional Countryside 11 bedroom inn serving quality food and drink and located within the beautiful village of Hanmer on the border of England and Wales. Centrally located between Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and within half an hour of Chester, Shrewsbury and Wrexham the Hanmer Arms is a great location for a quiet stopover whether travelling for business or into North Wales.
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights whilst motorcycling in the local countryside.

The rooms are clean and very practicable, and come at a very pleasant price. More akin to a motel where the rooms are separate from the main body of the inn, this makes coming and going very easy. Large well appointed and maintained car park allows for secure off road parking.

The food is of an extremely high standard, with a broad list of options to suit all, and good value for money. The wine list is extensive and again offers a wide choice to suit all palettes.

The beer is very well kept and surprisingly is from Hook Norton. Other guest beers also available.....and lager too if you prefer.

Be careful what you order for breakfast, the portions are not for the faint hearted.

The staff/management are universally friendly and helpful.

An excellent choice all round.

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank Spartacus1959
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Dad and I came in for a late dinner, both pretty starving, on a Sunday evening. There were plenty of options for both of our tastes and requirements on the regular menu, and the specials board also boasted a lot of variety. The presentation of the food was only superceded by the taste. For the main, I had the salmon and udon noodles, which was exotically and ingeniously presented on a banana leaf. Dad had the lamb shank shepherd pie and both our plates were left clear. For dessert, the sticky toffee pudding was a winner and definitely hit the spot! As well as the tasty and eye-pleasing meals, our waitress (Holly) was brilliant. We rate her 10/10! She was friendly and really helpful when we asked her about items on the menu. I often find it hard to make decisions, but she was very patient and described the meals and helped us to have a really enjoyable evening. I hope (and I'm sure) we'll be back again soon!

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank Sherrie R
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Husband and I stayed here whilst visiting family in Threapwood, it was a lucky find. Quirky but completely fabulous. Friendly staff, lovey pub and clean accommodation. Clean white cotton sheets and towels, a bath and lots of hot water. Breakfast was better than the Savoy in London.

Date of visit: April 2018
2  Thank badger1066
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Took a right turn off the main road on our way to Oswestry for Easter weekend. Where only wanting a drink but the special board enticed us.
Husband had Creamed Veg Root soup....mmmmm
I had a small fish and chips....not small at all. The batter was so light and the fish soft and tasty.
He had chocolate torte with pistachio crumb and amaretto biscuit base...so glad the waiter brought 2 spoons.
Great building, with wonderful log burner.
it appears they also have accommodation attached.
Surrounding area is stunning and it probably gets busy with locals ,but if you see it's sign on your way to or from Oswestry turn quick

Date of visit: March 2018
3  Thank Colette S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

So many people had recommended the Hanmer Arms to us but we hadn't had chance to get there until last weekend.We'd booked ahead for Sunday lunch as there were 6 of us and it's good job we did! It was heaving but the staff were calm and friendly and we were soon settled to enjoy a truly fantastic roast dinner. We shared a few nibbly bits to start - the rarebit and the whitebait and calamari, both were very tasty. The carvery however was out of this world - a huge amount of choice and everything was simply gorgeous. Fantastic roast potatoes and parsnips, mouth watering rare beef, juicy gammon and tender pork with the crispiest crackling and every sort of veg you could wish for, as well as an array of sauces. The yorkshire puds were as big as a plate and so light and fluffy we asked for the recipe! It was all just wonderful and we were stuffed to the brim. However we did manage to share a couple of puds - the Strawberries and Cream ice cream was beautiful and the treacle tart surprisingly light. The staff were all friendly, helpful and obviously took huge pride in their restaurant. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: March 2018
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3  Thank farmermummy
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