We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
A splendid library and much more

Have visited several times for coffee or lunch and attended talks. A lovely peaceful setting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
cowrieshell
,
Mold, N Wales
Useful business venue

This is a great business venue for meetings and seminars, the afternoon tea here was delightful and... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Rob L
,
Chester
via mobile
Read all 68 reviews
49
All photos (49)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“afternoon tea”(7 reviews)
“hidden gem”(5 reviews)
“sunday lunch”(4 reviews)
About
Gladstone's Library is one of a kind - a residential library and meeting place dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Church Lane, Hawarden CH5 3DF, Wales
Website
+44 1244 532350
Call
Reviews (68)
Filter reviews
67 results
Traveller rating
48
13
4
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
48
13
4
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews afternoon tea hidden gem sunday lunch lovely lunch lovely building portion size salad on site pleasant surroundings home cooked food dining room interesting place homemade quiche nice cafe food for thought lounge area free water
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited several times for coffee or lunch and attended talks. A lovely peaceful setting, residential too. Lots of talks happen here or just go and work in the beautifully carved library, so peaceful. Lovely lounge area fr relaxing in. Food is good too.

Thank cowrieshell
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great business venue for meetings and seminars, the afternoon tea here was delightful and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking with helpful staff, would recommend.

2  Thank Rob L
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Worthy attraction and for those intereted in Gladstones Library 50,000 books in his orginal collection and 150,000 all together. Beautiful building inside and out and a very good cafe. We had lasange and spinach and ricotta cannelloni which was tasty and in pleasant surroundings. The...More

1  Thank IanUpton
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Ian, thank you for the review and so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I hope we can look forward to welcoming you again soon. Amy

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit- the library, Gladstone history , and s really nice cafe with food. Some very interesting courses and events too.

Thank BillB_10
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for your comments and hopefully we can look forward to welcoming you back soon! Amy

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I once worked in this beautiful library a long time ago and it was with great pleasure to return and eat in the lovely cafe. We had tea and cakes -all delicious and served by friendly staff. My children were very interested to see where...More

Thank Gillybeanstravels
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you so much for this kind review and so glad you enjoyed your visit and food! The Library has undoubtedly changed very much over the years and is now more open than ever before, but we hope the same ethos and spirit remains! Amy

Reviewed 12 March 2018

I have attended a few courses here recently. The meeting rooms are well equipped and the refreshments are lovely, especially the home made biscuits. Love the atmosphere and the surroundings. The loos have gorgeous soaps from Myddfai Trading. The whole place just oozes history and...More

Thank Strathpeffer123
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review, really glad you enjoyed your time with us. Come back soon! Amy

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I have attended many courses at Gladstone Library over the years. It has fantastic facilities including conference rooms, an excellent restaurant with freshly prepared food, accommodation and THE library. It is impossible to describe the library, it is totally incredible. It has an amazing history...More

2  Thank Edna_M0de
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

We struggle to put the Library into words ourselves, so wonderfully put. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to welcome you back soon. Amy

Reviewed 28 January 2018

We had a lovely lunch in very nice surroundings, there was a wide choice of food all prepared in the kitchens where you can see the prep of your food

Thank Cynthia G
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your lunch with us - thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Amy

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Have wanted to visit this place for a while - but left very disappointed. On arrival, the gent at the front desk was having a heated discussion about guests making a payment and completely ignored us. We inquired about the theology tour and were advised...More

Thank ThirtyishDeb
Amy S, Public Relations Manager at Gladstone's Library, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for your feedback and please accept our apologies that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. Please be advised that Glimpses do leave at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm promptly so any guests wishing to join should be at Reception for this...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Visited with a friend for a overnight stay. Rooms basic but clean and comfortable. ...the vintage style radio on the bedside table was a bonus... A very pleasurable relaxing stay. .....rediscovered our inner 'ommmm' and spiritual wellbeing Only negative would be a little less noise...More

Thank Cleo2012
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Village Hotel Chester St David's
3,215 reviews
1.79 km away
Holiday Inn A55 - Chester (West)
569 reviews
3.61 km away
Gateway to Wales Hotel
537 reviews
3.62 km away
Northop Hall Country House Hotel
525 reviews
4.09 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9 nearby restaurants
The White Bear
188 reviews
1.10 km away
Crown and Liver
200 reviews
1.37 km away
Fox & Grapes
87 reviews
.15 km away
The Glynne Arms
466 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Wizz Kidz
30 reviews
2.23 km away
Wepre Park
232 reviews
3.16 km away
Luxe Salon
43 reviews
3.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rosa G
1 October 2018|
Answer
Response from Amy S | Property representative |
Morning Rosa, thanks for your enquiry. Rates start from £66 (bed and breakfast), though you can find our full accommodation rates for this year and next on our website. With all best wishes, Amy
0
Votes