Crosskeys is a quiet village in Caerphilly, Wales. If you’ve spent the day wandering around the local area and are on the hunt for somewhere to rest and refuel, this is the place for you. The Solar Strand Hotel is home to the aptly named Volcano Restaurant, where diners go to enjoy tantalising dishes served on the famed sizzling hot volcanic rock. The surrounds adds to the appeal of the restaurant, with red carpets, rustic wooden chairs and tables and a lively atmosphere. The joy of the volcanic rock is that diners can cook their chosen dish exactly how they like it. No more worrying if you’re steak comes out more well-done than the rare you requested, as it’s cooked to your preference right at your table. If the hot rock isn’t for you, then tempt your tastebuds with the likes of scampi and chips or vegetarian pasta bake.
If you have still have room left, the warm toffee cake or ice cream will satisfy your sweet cravings and provide the perfect end to your meal. Afterwards, retire to one of the stylish and fully equipped bedrooms, all of which have been newly refurbished as part of the hotel’s complete revamp.