Bustling inn with a good choice of popular food, drinks and lovely position; bedrooms.
The good pub guide review
This handsome 17th-c sandstone inn is usefully open to all from breakfast through to dinner every day of the week (no food 11am-noon). It also has four comfortable, contemporary bedroom suites, each with their own decked area and evocative names such as Pebble and Driftwood, making it a great base for exploring the many delights of northern Snowdonia. The bar has sofas on either side of a woodburning stove, a mix of traditional chairs and tables on wooden flooring and seats against the counter where they keep the likes of Brains Rev James, St Austell Tribute and Weetwood Cheshire Cat on handpump, along with local regulars Conwy, Facers and Great Orme, 21 wines by the glass from a good list, 30 gins, 25 malt whiskies and farm cider. The restaurant, with rattan chairs around marble-topped tables, has big house plants and evening candles and twinkling lights; background music. Afternoon tea is still served (not Sunday ' book in advance) in the brilliant tea room with its silver teapots and pretty bone-china cups. There are plenty of picnic tables outside and the surrounding countryside is stunning, with good walks right from the front door. Disabled access.
The good pub guide food review
The very highly regarded food includes sandwiches, rabbit ravioli with black pudding purée and ham velouté, stuffed figs wrapped in parma ham with balsamic reduction, roast bone marrow with smoked sea salt toast, a pie of the day with triple-cooked chips and gravy, burger with cured bacon, rarebit and fries, Menai mussels in curry sauce, merlot of Welsh beef with wild mushroom, pancetta, green beans and dauphinoise potatoes, pan-fried cod loin with asparagus and pea risotto, and puddings.