The old wheelwright’s cottage has gone up in the world. Now there are low beams, polished tables, smart tartan carpeting, walls strewn with maps and a roaring fire in the bar. The food is good, the portions generous and you can see the cooks at work through the open hatch. This is home-cooked pub food with a modern twist; in summer there’ll be fresh Conwy crab and Great Orme lobster. Friendly, smartly turned-out staff serve starters of crispy duck leg or Conwy fish soup, then salmon and coriander fishcakes, then Welsh rump steaks with garlic butter… desserts might include raspberry and amaretto trifle. Robert and Sally Cureton have been here for over 30 years, nurturing a country local that puts those of Llandudno to shame. Complete the treat by booking a night in the old parish storehouse across the road, a sweet retreat for two and recently revamped. A gallery bedroom under white-painted eaves, a bathroom lavishly tiled, a small private garden for breakfast coffee and fresh croissants… a perfect set up for a romantic break.