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Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern Welsh cooking in a beautiful riverside setting

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

Built in the 1890s for an industrialist, the partly timbered house became a favourite bolt-hole for Sir Edward Elgar. A hotel since the 20s, it has been carefully restored to offer the full country-house package, complete with conservatory dining-room views of a riverside teeming with wildlife (do look out for the otters). Begin with sardines with a hollandaise sauce and tomato brioche, or cockles and mussels in a creamy leek sauce, and move on to confit duck leg with dauphinoise potatoes and an orange and Cointreau sauce. To finish, pecan tart arrives in the company of rum and raisin ice cream, while the cheese selection is a slate of Welsh options.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 January to 1 February
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9


  • Chef(s): Paul Goosey

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Traditional, International
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 60
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 7

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7.25
  • Main course from13.95
  • Dessert from: £7.45
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

A5 to Betws-y-Coed, cross Waterloo Bridge, take first left.

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