IT WAS a beautiful Sunday morning, so why not go for a family walk? And that is exactly what we did.

I took my children and grandchildren to Moel Famau and as the youngest, Alfie is just four-years-old, we opted for the easier red route walk.

But we were not the only ones to take advantage of the crisp January morning.

It was packed.

It was lovely to see so many people out and about enjoying the fresh air but there are always people who spoil it for others and that was certainly the case for people who didn’t want to pay the £2 parking charge and parked on the road outside.

This caused chaos, with gridlock as those trying to get to Moel Famau were stuck in an endless line of traffic.

Luckily for us our early start meant we were going in the opposite direction.

The combination of fresh air and exercise always makes you hungry, so where could we go for an impromptu Sunday lunch?

Our first choice had a full car park and with hindsight I am glad because we carried on into Mold and decided to try the Fat Boar.

I have been to their premises in Wrexham before but never Mold.

Despite there being six of us they were able to accommodate us and straight away we were made to feel welcome, with crayons and a colouring sheet provided for my grandsons.

The menu selection was impressive but being a Sunday and us being a traditional family, it was the belly pork and beef dinners that proved tempting and it was no bother to provide a child’s roast dinner for eldest grandson Isaac.

To be honest, the child’s portions would have done for us adults.

The plates arrived piled high with every vegetable imaginable, from roast potatoes and parsnips, cauliflower cheese, broccoli, carrots, red cabbage and courgettes.

It was delicious and great value for money, with two courses being just £15.

The only criticism was the broccoli was not cooked enough for our taste but the rest was spot on.

I am ashamed to say that even after demolishing that huge meal we had room for puddings and for me it was the Belgian waffle with honeycomb ice cream that was a sweet treat and gave me the sugar rush I needed.

I would highly recommend the Fat Boar in Mold. Even if you are not a lover of roast dinners there is an excellent selection of starters and other mains, including slow braised ox cheek and mushroom shortcrust pie, beer battered haddock and spiced five bean chilli to name but a few.

The staff were friendly and attentive. Well worth a second trip.

The Fat Boar, Chester Street, Mold Tel: 01352 759890

How it rated:

Food - 8/10

Service - 9/10

Ambience - 8/10

Children welcome - yes

Disabled access - yes