DOLWYDDELAN, Snowdonia, LL25 0EJ
Elen's Castle was once owned by the Earl of Ancaster, who sold it to his gamekeeper. The latter opened it as a coaching inn around 1880, specialising in hunting parties. Now a family-run free house, it boasts an old-world bar with a wood-burning stove and an intimate restaurant with breathtaking views of the mountains and Lledr River. Sample dishes include sweet potato and spinach curry; local Welsh chops with new potatoes and seasonal vegetables; and deep-filled shortcrust Welsh Black beef pie. The chocolate fudge cake or raspberry Pavlova should round things off nicely. Water from the on-site Roman well is said to have healing properties. Check with the pub for their opening times, especially in winter.
Tel: 01690 750207
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Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Brains, Worthington's, Wadworth 6X
times vary seasonally
1st 2wks Jan, some week days in winter
Children's play area.
Coach parties catered.