OakFest 2016

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Sunday 25th September 2016 @ Y Stablau

Our annual music festival returns with a new line up which embraces an ecletic mix of tradition and new funky sounds

with our music for all policy there’s bound to be something for everyone so come along and enjoy some great music from some very fine musicians in an incredibly beautiful setting!

Oh and did we mention its free entry…..

See you there!



August Upate; the line up is announced…..



If acid jazz funk fusion is your thing then here’s a snippet of one of the bands playing at this years OakFest



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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.

If you would like to help you can follow the link to make a donation

You can read Alex’s blog here: Walk4Nepal-12 Months On

Year of Artistic Adventure…

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Following on from Visit Wales’ designation as 2016 being the Year of Adventure – they’ve comissioned artist Anthony Garratt – a highly renowned contemporary landscape painter, to develop four installations accross Snowdonia from April until November 2106.

The paintings will appear at four locations and follow on from the artist’s other ‘Four’ series – last year he painted four massive canavses in-situ on various beaches accross Anglesey – which were then hoisted on to large metal frames to house them in their natural environment and left on display for six months. The reaction was extrodinary and propelled Garratt’s work into the mainstream.

“Britain provides us with weather which makes us feel vulnerable. For me that is what makes it such an exciting place to paint. The sky changes continuously – one can visit a place a hundred times and each time have a different experience.” Anthony Garratt.

No doubt he’ll experience the diverse and dramatic weather systems Snowdonia is renowned for all within one day – whatever the outcome it’ll be an adventure for artist and viwer alike.

To see more of Anthony’s work visit his website ;


Artist news

2016 The Year of Adventure

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Well we knew we couldnt keep it a secret for much longer and would have to share our incredible land – but this time we’ve gone global…..

Sitting alongside Nepal, Kenya, Cuba and Sri Lanka to name a few – Wales comes in at no 8 of the top countires to visit in 2016 by the Rough Guides Crew


We cant blame them – this year Wales celebrates it’s year of Adventure – from Europe’s longest Zip Line in Bethesda to an underground extreme adventure with G0Below, a multitude of World class mountain and downhill biking venues and not forgetting the new Surf Snowdonia in Dolgarrog – North Wales is becoming a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts and those looking for a new way to spend their holidays.



Check out Visit Wales website for sorts of different adventures…

Of course it’s not all extreme – Wales is still perfect for gentler pursits and inspires many an artist or poet with it’s majestic vistas and mountains that roll down to the sea…..


We look forwards to adventuring with you again this year 🙂

Happy 2016!

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Yet another fabulous New Years Eve at the Oak …..

new year 2016

Huge thanks to Creak’n’Twist for making the evening pop with the amazing balloon modelling


and to our regular cabaret act Leandra for her amazing voice and getting the whole party singing….


The kitchen team surpassed themselves with this years dessert – a celebration of chocolate which consisted of….

Dark chocolate & orange tart, a chocolate macaroon with popping candy, dark chocolate & beetroot sponge, milk chocolate panacotta, hazelnut ganache brownie, a chocolate arctic roll with damson puree and white chocolate milkshake to swirl it all down with – sublime!



We’ve already taken a heap of bookings for New Years Eve 2016 so give us a call if you want to reserve a room and your place at our incredible Gala Dinner 🙂


get your adrenalin shot here….

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We’ve an Extreme Adventure Competition running on our Facebook Page….

Tickets for the Go Below Xtreme Trip are like gold dust at the moment and we’ve got two you can get your hands on!
It’s really simple to enter;

Recommend a Friend who you think will “Like” us as much as you do for your chance to win two free tickets for Zip Below Xtreme.
What you need to do…
1. “Like” our page on Facebook (if you don’t already!)
2. Comment & Tag your friend to “Like”us too.

Enter Here

T’s & C’s:
Competiton is available throughout May.
Entrants must be aged 18 & over.
Prizes are Valid on weekdays only, and not during school & bank holidays.
Tickets are valid for 6 months.
Go Below must be contacted directly on 01690 710108 to redeem.

1815 – 2015

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1815 – 2015
Bicentenial celebration of the building of the Waterloo Bridge
on the 20th and 21st June 2015 the village will be awash with celebrations as the team at the Waterloo Hotel bring you an extravaganza of festivities!

There’s going to be Zip Wiring, Food Fayres, Local Market Stalls, Local Ale Tents, Military Marching Bands and the thing we’re most excited about –
A Daytime Firework Display!
If you’ve never seen one then now is the time to book your weekend away and enjoy a whole host of Colour here in Betws-y-Coed.

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daytime fireworks

Easter Lunch

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With Easter fast approaching here’s a sneaky peek at our Sunday lunch menu – give us a call on 01690 710219 to book your table!

easter lunch

Seasonal Memories

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the magical grotto


Well what an amazing December it was! To all of you who visited Betws-y-Coed last month we hope it proved to be seasonally magical and left you with lots of festive memories 🙂

Santas Little Helpers….

Santas Little Helpers….


Santa’s Grotto proved a massive hit and Santa replied to all the letters he recieved and especially enjoyed writting ones in return to queries about Rudolph…..

Mr Claus

Mr Claus


There was our Local Food & Beer Festival with our just delightful wooden chalets

Our Christmas Market

Thanks to the Alison from Purple Moose and Gareth from Conwy Brewery for helping us set up our Beer Tent – deserves a drink or two that!!


And to top off the Year there were very glamourous celebrations in the Llugwy River Restaurant

Glamourous New Year in the LLugwy River Restaurant

and lots of balloon making antics from Aled….

Aled the amazing balloonist!

he even made Sharron a new best friend……

Sharron with her new best mate Pluto!





Leandara entertained  the party goers with her incredible cabaret act

Leandra entertaining the party goers


so incredible that our team of lovelies – namley Jenni, Lucy B and Lucy M had a boogie with the guests – gosh those girls have got some moves!!

Our Team getting everyone up and dancing - gosh they just owned it :)

Our Team of revellers!








Anna and Victoria showed everyone what stamina really was though and stayed til the end to help me clear up- thank you ladies!

The New Year Ladies

The New Year Ladies

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous 2015 and looking forwards to creating even more amazing memories – see you all soon 🙂

Best wishes from all at team Oak !

Friday 24th October – a band not to be missed!

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All the way from Tuscon Arizona - Ronstadt Generations Trio. 24 Oct 2014. Y Stablau