North Wales has some of the best hidden gems when it comes to food; after a long day of exploring the local area there’s nothing better than being able to put your feet up. With a range of country style pubs and bars, you will be able to indulge in a quick bite to eat or a more relaxed meal to end your day. Then it’ll be time to head back to hotels in Llandudno to rest up ready to do it all again!
Here are some of the best places to relax and have some wonderful food in the local area.
The Manor, Conwy
The Manor Bar & Restaurant is set in the beautiful grounds of Gorse Hill Lodge and Caravan Park. This elegant 19th-century manor house has been lovingly restored with the inclusion of a contemporary feel whilst maintaining most of its original features. When you visit the Manor, you can have a drink out on the terrace which overlooks one of the finest backdrops in the area, perhaps you’d like to take in afternoon tea on the patio or even go one step further and properly indulge in something from the menu – prepared by their team of experienced chefs, using only the best local produce.
Erskine Arms, Conwy
The Erskine’s slightly austere exterior hides a warm and relaxing interior. With chunky old style furniture, open fires and rugs, it is exactly what you’d want from an old Welsh inn. The building in its current form was created during Victorian times by a combination of an old Georgian Inn and a traditional 17th century sail-maker’s cottage, not the most natural of bedfellows but they do combine to create an interesting interior of different levels and rooms and architectural styles. The Erskine offers a laid-back and friendly atmosphere to enjoy some fresh local food, great local ales, a glass or two of good quality wine and for those from further afield, quality cosy guest rooms.
Groes Inn, Conwy
The Groes Inn is the oldest licensed pub in Wales, and is perfectly nestled between the stunning Conwy estuary and the impressive Tal y Fan mountain. You can enjoy panoramic views combined with a warm cosy welcome, fresh seasonal food and a great range of quality ales and wines. The perfect place to relax and unwind in Wales. They are also dog friendly at The Groes Inn, because your four-legged best friend deserves a nice holiday too.
The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno
‘The Loaf’ as they are affectionately referred to by locals, has everything you would expect from a Welsh country pub; open fires, wooden beams, old heavy furniture, colourful gardens, great cask ales and hearty homemade food served by a friendly face. Oddly enough though, you’ll find the Load hidden down a back street in the centre of Llandudno….we feel as though this only adds to the pub’s charm and quirkiness.
Their bustling bar offers an array of local cask and craft beers, along with world beers and a guest draught cider or two. Their spacious pub has ample seating both indoors and out including our garden room which opens out onto our courtyard garden.Their hearty homemade menu seems to pull folk from near and far…. locally sourced where they can, with some of our meat coming from the butchers just next door! Wholesome pub classics can be found on our menu mixed with a number of interesting seasonal specials from our enthusiastic and creative crew in the kitchen.