Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

JWRNAL PRESENTS #02 🎙

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Tickets for Jwrnal Presents 02 are now on sale! Following on from the sellout inaugural Jwrnal Presents, you can expect another intimate evening of storytelling with a great line-up of (soon to be announced) guest speakers working across all areas of the creative industries in Wales, each with an interesting and inspiring story to tell! 

We are excited to announce our guest speakers;

Eifion Griffiths, Owner Melin Tregwynt, Pembrokeshire.

Eifion Griffiths is the owner of a small family company, Melin Tregwyn, one of the oldest working Woollen Mills in Wales established in 1912. The Woollen Mill Industry forms a huge part of Wales’ history and heritage, being once one of the largest industries in Wales. Although a number of Mills across Wales are no longer in production, the legacy lives on because of people like Eifion. Melin Tregwynt leads the way in contemporary design with high profile industry collaborations and worldwide notability. It's iconic Welsh Tapestry and double cloth designs can be seen all over the world (including our very own Glynne Arms!)

Today the company employs over 32 people and their fabrics are found in hotels and design led stores worldwide, on film and TV. They have even made an appearance in Dr. Who’s Tardis! Alongside their own stock ranges the company specialize in short runs and exclusive designs for hotels, designers and specifiers and, over the years, have worked with companies as diverse as John Lewis, Heals, Liberty’s, Muji, Margaret Howell, Comme des Garcons and Mulberry who have all commissioned exclusive ranges.

Their blankets and throws have been specified both for the Celebrity Big Brother house and the Apprentice, and they’ve worked on collaborative projects with the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, National Theatre Wales and the Community Foundation in Wales. In 2008 they successfully wove the largest recorded picnic blanket in the world. This 40 x 45 metre blanket was the star of the Waitrose summer advertising campaign. The mill is currently working on a range of fabrics (including upholstery cloths woven in Cambrian Mountains Welsh wool) chosen for the new BBC building in Cardiff.

Siân Stacey, Island Manager, Bardsey Island.

For the last three years Siân has been the Island Manager of Bardsey Island, a small island off the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula. Siân, and her partner Mark, are two of only four year round islanders. From November until March they share the island with only the farming family, the sheep, birdlife and the hundred strong Grey Seal population. Throughout the summer months the resident population increases to 11, along with the weekly guests of no more than 50 people. The island is completely off grid, relying on solar and wind energy and harvesting water from the island wells.

Siân first visited the Bardsey (or Enlli in Welsh) when she was eight years old with her family, staying at the Bird Observatory. Since then she returned annually to stay, then began volunteering with the Bird Observatory, farm-sitting and eventually becoming the Island Manager for the Bardsey Island Trust. This role is a world away from her previous work in Philanthropy Management with the Community Foundation in Wales, but involves just as much people skills whilst balancing the range of interests and conservation designations the island has. The role of Island Manager encapsulates everything from maintenance, decorating and cleaning of 15 Grade II listed buildings; managing the compost toilet process; meeting and greeting guests; maintaining the drinking water supply; to managing volunteers.

Third Speaker TBC.

  • 6:30 Arrive & Free Cocktail from the Bridge Lodge

  • 6:45 Hear from our guest speakers

  • 7:45 Break to nip to the bar & chat

  • 8:00 Q&A/Chat

Tickets cost £5, including a cocktail from the Bridge Lodge on arrival.

We hope to see you there!

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Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 12th August.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 13th May and 17th June.

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Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

JAMES SILLS PRESENTS TROUBADOURS AT THE GLYNNE ARMS 🎼

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£15 per person.
Includes drink on arrival and buffet during intermission.
2 x 45 minute sets of music. 
Spaces are limited, call us on 01244 569988 to book.

Featuring the music of James Taylor, Carole King, Joni Mitchell plus many more, ‘Troubadours’ is a celebration of a golden age of songwriting. The decade from 1965 to 1975 saw the flourishing of a new generation of troubadour singer-songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, whose music was both poetic and deeply personal.

Recreating the intimate atmosphere of LA’s Troubadour Club & London’s Les Cousins, the show features songs from iconic albums ‘Sweet Baby James’, ‘Blue’ and ‘Tapestry’ alongside the music of John Martyn, Nick Drake, Paul Simon and Tom Waits.

With songs handpicked from his own record collection, singer/guitarist James Sills launches ‘Troubadours’ in summer 2018 and is looking forward to bringing his one-man show to festivals, venues and house concerts across the UK. James performs internationally with vocal troupe Spooky Men’s Chorale, including regular appearances at major UK folk festivals, WOMAD, The Good Life Experience and live sessions for BBC Radio 2 & 3.

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Sep
14
to Sep 16

THE GOOD LIFE EXPERIENCE 🎪

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In 2018 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its fifth Birthday and it's going to be one heck of a party! Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate, the festival is absolutely unique. Founded by four friends –BBC 6 Music's Cerys Matthews MBE, Steve Abbott and Charlie and Caroline Gladstone- if it fits in with their idea of The Good Life, it features at the festival.

Expect raucous music from all over the world curated by Cerys, axe throwing, foraging, campfire cooking sessions with world class chefs, daily feasts, wild children, mass sing-a-longs, over 40 expert craftspeople, beer served by experts, talks by explorers, abseiling, a free 1930s fairground, tree climbing, poetry, literature and endless How To… talks. And everything is aimed at adults and children alike; there aren’t many festivals that truly do that. 

Under 12s go free | Dogs welcome | 15 minutes from Chester.

Early Bird Tickets available here.

Take advantage of our an extra 10% Locals' Discount when you buy your tickets at The Glynne Arms or the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop.

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Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 17th June for Father's Day.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 13th May and 12th August.

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Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

WORLD GIN DAY 🍋

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The perfect opportunity to work your way through some of our extensive range of gins, from Bertha's Revenge Small-batch Irish Milk Gin to Da Mhile Seaweed Gin to Snowdonia, Hepple, Malfy and more! Delicious with a Fever Tree Tonic or straight up on ice.

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

FRENCH WINE TASTING EVENING 🍷

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Wine Tasting £15 per person.
Small plates £5.50 each or 3 for £15.

Oh La La! 
An evening of wine tasting with our regular wine expert John Budd of The Boutinot Wine Company. This time we will be tasting our way around a selection of 7 fabulous French wines. As usual our chefs will be adding some classic French fayre to our Field, Farm and Sea menu to help the wine go down – Wine Tasting £15

SPACES LIMITED - CALL 01244 569988 TO BOOK.

WINES
Domaine J.Laurens, Crémant de Limoux 'Les Graimenous', Languedoc, France
Domaine du Pré Baron, Touraine Sauvignon Blanc, Loire, France
Turckheim Réserve Riesling, Alsace, France
Rimo de Rimauresq, Côtes de Provence, Rosé, Provence, France
Château Pineraie Tradition, Cahors, South West France
Boutinot 'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne, Côtes du Rhône Villages, Rhône, France
Domaine de Grange Neuve Monbazillac (50cl) South West France

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May
13
2:00 PM14:00

HAWARDEN OLD CASTLE OPEN 🏰

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Hawarden Old Castle will be open on Sunday 13th May.

Head to the big red gates opposite The Glynne Arms on foot and on up to the castle for some spectacular views. All entrance fees will be donated to Clwyd Special Riding School.

Adults are £3, up to 2 children are free, and further children are £3. Toddlers go free. All children must be accompanied, and be warned that paths up to the castle are steep. And all dogs are welcome on leads!

Hawarden Old Castle will also be open to the public on 13th March, 17th June and 12th August.

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Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

MONTHLY STEAK NIGHT 🍴

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Welsh steaks, provided by the butchers at our sister business the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop, and sourced locally from Wrexham farms. 

Flat Iron 8oz served Medium-Rare
Bavette 8oz served Medium-Rare
Rump 6oz

Served with traditional steak garnish of: chips, grilled onion, mushroom & tomato
Sauces: Blue Cheese, Peppercorn, Umami Butter, Red Wine
Extras: Truffle Fries, Onion Rings, Salad £12.00 per person, Sauces & Extras £2 each

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Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

MONTHLY CURRY NIGHT 🌶

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Join us for Thursday night curries from 6-9pm. We have three to choose from; Pathia, a rich, smooth, hot and sweet Indian dish, Thai green curry and Kashmir which is a mild and creamy buttery dish. All come with the meat of your choice; Welsh lamb from our farm shop, chicken, king prawn and vegetable options. This week’s sides are garlic paratha, popadom and Jhalmuri which is a burst of Indian flavours.

£12 per person

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