The Hand at Llanarmon
'Built beside the old drovers' road from London to Anglesey, this 16th-century farmhouse was a natural stopping place for drovers and their flocks,' says Jackie. 'Chef Grant Mulholland has built a reputation for superb cuisine. The pub menu includes ploughman's with Welsh cheeses, and gammon, eggs and chips. Restaurant diners can expect red mullet with celeriac and ginger purée and leg of lamb with cranberries and red wine.'
Where Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, Ceiriog Valley, Llangollen, LL20 7LD (01691 600666; www.thehandhotel.co.uk)