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The creative talents of Catering Manager Paul Adams and Head Chef SamP bring you Flair – our next culinary adventure encapsulated in a thrilling selection of interactive dishes on our specials list
Alongside the delectable delights of seasonal foods let our guest Flair BarTenders dazzle and amaze you with their juggling, manipulation & performance magic- seasoned professionals with thousands of hours of practiced dedication gives them superskills like no other!
Guaranteed to be a night to remember with a few other oohs’ and ahhs’ thrown in. So don your gladdest rags and join us for a night of foodie circus and theatre at the Llugwy River Restaurant – the glammest venue in town!
Special Menus – from St Davids Day to Mothering Sunday book your table for a lunch time feast on either celebratory day!
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with a feast to St David – Paul & Sam have devised a deliciously seasonal and classic Welsh menu to honour our patron saint
Mothers Day Lunch Menu is served in both the Llugwy River Restaurant & the Grill Room.
Mum will be spoilt for choice with this menu – especially if you treat her to a large G&T alongside her lunch, from our fabulous range in the cocktail bar (our fave at the moment comes with a rhubarb mix your own tonic…blissful!)
with Autumn now fully upon us and the Betws landscape looking like a riot of orange and yellow hues we thought we’d get a season ahead and bring you a bit of news to make your Christmas sparkle ….
the alpine Hut is back in November at Y Stablau and they’re letting us book it out for your Christmas parties… so if you want an exclusive venue for your seasonal shindig give us a call on the usual number….. #hutparty
Following Visit Wales’ The Year of Adventure in 2016 and the success of all those great adrenalin giving activites North Wales is becoming renowned for, 2017 is designated to be ‘The Year of Legends’ so we thought we’d write our very own favourite legend list all within a half hour of Betws-y-Coed…
Our Local Legends List…
Llewelyn the Great
You might know the 12th and 13th century lands of North Wales from their immortalisation in the much-loved Princes of Gwynedd stories. Following in their footsteps is easy and evocative, the ruined castle of Dolwyddelan was once the fortification of Llywelyn the Great, this isolated sentinel is only a short walk uphill from the car park on the A470 and the views encompass Siabod, the Moelwyns, the Lledr Valley and the Gwydir Forest.
A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone, King Edward I created what is surely one of the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Most castles are happy with round towers, not Caernarfon! Polygonal towers were the order of the day, with the Eagle Tower being the most impressive of these. The site of this great castle wasn’t chosen by accident. It had previously been the location of a Norman motte and bailey castle and before that a Roman fort stood nearby. The lure of water and easy access to the sea made the banks of the River Seiont an ideal spot for Edward’s monster in masonry….. now a designated World Heritage site this is one monster legend that stands the test of time
A short walk south of the village, following the footpath down towards the Aberglaslyn Pass leads to ‘Gelert’s Grave’. According to legend, the stone monument in the field marks the resting place of ‘Gelert’, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great. The story, as written on the tombstone reads:
“In the 13th century Llewelyn, prince of North Wales, had a palace at Beddgelert. One day he went hunting without Gelert, ‘The Faithful Hound’, who was unaccountably absent. On Llewelyn’s return the truant, stained and smeared with blood, joyfully sprang to meet his master. The prince alarmed hastened to find his son, and saw the infant’s cot empty, the bedclothes and floor covered with blood. The frantic father plunged his sword into the hound’s side, thinking it had killed his heir. The dog’s dying yell was answered by a child’s cry. Llewelyn searched and discovered his boy unharmed, but nearby lay the body of a mighty wolf which Gelert had slain. The prince filled with remorse is said never to have smiled again. He buried Gelert here”.
Legend or local tall tale… whichever it is the walk down the Aberglaslyn Pass will have you spellbound with it’s beauty!
The lakes of Llydaw, Dinas and Ogwen, are those that claim to contain the magical Excalibur of King Arthur and on a rock near Betws y Coed there is claimed to be a hoof print of Arthur’s horse Llamrai. Legend has it the mark was made when Arthur and his horse dragged a monster from the lake’s deep waters. To back this up a waterdragon legend exists of the Gwibernant. A ‘gwiber’ in todays Welsh means viper or adder. But a long time ago a ‘gwiber’ was something quite different – a huge snake that could fly. The local gwiber was unique in that it was the only one in Wales that could live on land and under water. This monster was therefore especially dangerous and would devour the local livestock and killed those who tried to get rid of it. Beware when walking around those lakes and only the brave (or foolhardy) will take off their shoes for a paddle….
With the glorious Snowdonia Park right on our doorstep we are very aware of the draw of such a stunning environment that we are lucky enough to work and play in! The region is really showing itself off, with increasing numbers of visitors every year, which means in order to maintain the wonderous nature of the National Park it’s going to need a helping hand.
It is important to be aware of just how much Snowdonia gives to us, and to be given the opportunity to support we jumped at the chance! We have joined the Snowdonia Giving Scheme which means that we can help in raising funds towards projects that protect Snowdonia’s heart.
If you would like to donate, come and see us at Reception, for further reading about the scheme and to donate online you can do so here: Ordering Xanax Online Reviews
Once again Betws-y-Coed will be hosting it’s annual festive celebration weekend ‘Nadolig Llawen yn Betws-y-Coed’ on the 3rd & 4th of December 2016
It all starts with Santa arriving by train at 11am on Saturday the 3rd and ends with seasonal carols by a local choir in St Marys Church on the evening of the 4th….
Inbetween there’s a heap of traditional fun to be had from visiting Santa’s Grotto here at the Oak to the stunning winter lantern parade through the village , watching the sky light up with a firework display over the River Llugwy on Sunday evening alongside a host of festive theatre, workshops, a special Clogau Gold event at Anna Davies and music sessions all over the village throughought the weekend…
There’s no better place to experience the colours of Autumn than in and around Betws-y-Coed – not sure where to start? Then take advantage of some local knowledge and book a guided walk on one of the Snowdonia Walking Festival’s fabulous walking adventures on the 5th & 6th November 2016…
With walks ranging from a half day mini mountain experience to a full day on an old drovers route or a long day mountain challenge on Snowdon itself there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Plas y Brenin – the National Mountain Centre will be providing all the walk leaders so you can be sure of the highest quality leadership, be well looked after and entertainingly informed about the places you are walking.
Walk4Nepal is a local event held by Alex Staniforth on 24th April 2016, Alex (a local self titled “Adversity Adventurer”) has taken his time to support PHASE WORLDWIDE, a charity that is supporting victims of the Nepal earthquake which tragically took thousands of lives last year.
They successfully managed to raise a huge £15,000 for this deserving cause, with over 120 walkers taking to the hills to reach the Snowdon summit; this money is intended towards supporting two health posts for victims of the natural disaster.
Alex’s blog makes for very interesting reading, and is a cause we have been happy to support,we would like to wish him many congratulations for his work and all the best with his fundraising in the future.
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