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Elen's Castle Hotel

Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at this village hostelry

At a glance

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. Now a family-run free house, it boasts an old-world bar with a wood-burning stove and an intimate restaurant with 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.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Days closed: some week days in winter
  • Opening times: times vary seasonally
  • Dinner: 6.30–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

5 miles south of Betws-y-Coed, follow A470.

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