The Piccadilly Inn Restaurant Caerwys – Welcome to the newly renovated Piccadilly Inn restaurant and bar located in the lovely Town of Caerwys and easily reached just off the A55. We have crafted a menu for you that supports many local farmers so our provisions are local and food miles are as low as we can get them. Our menu is honest, hearty and vibrant and we like to add a little bit of entertainment to many an evening meal too.
We welcome you to join us for a coffee or a hearty meal with a group of friends. We are only a few miles from Mold, Prestatyn, St Asaph, Denbigh, and Chester but right bang in the middle of breathtaking Countryside and spectacular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Piccadilly Inn
This building is believed to date from 1662, and is shown on a map made in 1742. It was later renamed after a racehorse owned by Lord Mostyn, who also owned the pub.
The Mostyn family, major landowners in north Flintshire, were patrons of the Holywell races, which started in 1774 or earlier. The oval-shaped course was 3.4km long and was near the hamlet of Babell, east of Caerwys. The Holywell Hunt took place each October. The first day’s racing featured the Mostyn Stakes, 10 sovereigns (£10).
Legend has it that Lord Mostyn was so overjoyed when his horse Piccadilly won a race at Holywell that he gave the pub to the horse’s jockey, who renamed the building The Piccadilly Inn.
This is not the only local connection with animals. The 1742 map shows a pinfold near the building now known as The Piccadilly Inn. A pinfold was a walled enclosure where straying livestock were impounded.