Nestled within Conwy's medieval walls, this former coaching inn has wood beams, stone fireplaces, and plenty of antiques. Illustrious former guests include William Wordsworth, Samuel Johnson, and Charlotte Brontë. The bedrooms are plush and luxurious, with elaborate modern bathrooms. The restaurant and bar are decorated with paintings of scenes from Shakespeare's plays—traded by distinguished Victorian artist John Dawson-Watson in return for lodgings. Here you can enjoy
excellent Modern British cuisine, such as seabass with shrimp, fennel, and chive risotto.