Abergele pub one of Europe's best 'secret spot' locations

Published date: 09 June 2014 |
Published by: Suzanne Jordan 
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AN ABERGELE pub have made it into a list of Europe’s best “secret spot” locations.

Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide book publisher in the world, described the Kinmel Arms as “top-notch enclave of fine food, real ale and boutique accommodation” and not your average “country pub”.

The venue, listed as 26th, features alongside 50 “undiscovered and overlooked” destinations in Europe as part of Lonely Planet’s new ebook Secret Europe.

Other entries include city of Olomouc in the Czech Republic, the little island of Bozcaada, Turkey and the Cromane Peninsula, Ireland.

Heddwen Wheeler, head chef at the Kinmel arms which is situated in The Village, St George, said: “Lynn and Tim Cunnah-Watson, the owners, are actually away at the moment as they have just ran the mount Everest marathon in Nepal.

“We are delighted to be recognised for the standard of service we offer. We put a lot of thought and attention into every aspect of our business and recognition like this makes it all worthwhile.

“Going forward, we look to maintain our efforts and will always seek new ways to improve our all round service.”

David Else, the author of Lonely Planet's Great Britain guidebook, added: "It's little wonder that Britain features heavily in Secret Europe.

"With a wealth of breathtaking landscapes and such fascinating history, there's plenty that travellers are yet to discover.”

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