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Elen's Castle Hotel

At a glance

Garden
Kids play area
Dog friendly

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.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2wks Jan
  • Days closed: some week days in winter
  • Opening times: times vary seasonally
  • Dinner opening: 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Brains, Worthington's, Wadworth 6X
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

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

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