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New lease of life for town centre Inns

New lease of life for town centre Inns



Two traditional North Wales Inns have recently been redeveloped to bring a new lease of life for the seasons ahead.


Plas Yn Dre has been a family run business on Bala High Street for almost 30 years. They have been trading as a restaurant but this year decided to add 9 bedrooms and give the restaurant a complete refurbishment.


Plas Yn Dre is a listed building and many of the original features have been preserved to include fireplaces and original doors. The restaurant has antique tables and restored chairs and the newly added library is a very popular area with the customers.


The inn is a short walk to Bala lake where guests can partake in watersports or just enjoy the scenery.


The Erskine Arms is a new addition to the accommodation offer in Conwy, a traditional Georgian coaching inn nestled right in the heart of the medieval castle walls. The Erskine’s slightly austere exterior hides a warm and relaxed interior. With chunky old furniture, rugs and open fires, it typifies an old Welsh inn. 10 boutique guest bedrooms offer a cosy and homely stay.


Situated in the centre of Conwy within the medieval walls, it is the perfect location for a restful getaway or a working stop over. Located only 5 minutes off the A55, along with a train station and bus stop opposite, the inn is easy to reach by car or public transport. Conwy Castle is a short walk away.


To make a booking, please visit their websites. For Plas yn Dre click here and for The Erskine Arms, click here


The inns are part of a family owned group which also include The Cottage Loaf and The Snowdon in Llandudno and The Glengower in Aberystwyth. They are character pubs and inns independently run which focus on serving homemade hearty food on their menu along with local cask ales at the bar. There is also a strong emphasis on both local and seasonal produce throughout the menu.


Below are some sample itineraries for the area


Highlights of North Wales in 3 days


Food Trail North Wales


Gardens of North Wales 


Published 19 June 2017

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