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Elen's Castle Hotel

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.

Further information

Tel: 01690 750207
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Brains, Worthington's, Wadworth 6X


times vary seasonally


1st 2wks Jan, some week days in winter


Children welcome.
Family room.
Children's play area.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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5m S of Betws-y-Coed, follow A470

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