Love is in the air…… If you’re in Wales on 25 January, then St Dwynwen’s Day, is the date we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day – we’re celebrating both days here at the Oak (being such old romantics we can’t help it…)
So who was St Dwynwen we hear you ask….
She was a 4th-century Welsh princess,the most beautiful of King Brychan Frycheiniog’s 24 daughters but who was so unlucky in love she became a nun… Continue reading “Wales in Love”
Our Catering Manager, Paul, has just made us taste test the most Christmassy of treats (it’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it)…
we just had to share it with you…… it uses ingredients you’re bound to have in the cupboard at this time of year, including chocolate and mince pies, and it gives a festive twist to a classic pud! Continue reading “Paul’s Festive Treat”
In anticipation of those Autumn days when you’ve explored Betws’ beauty and oohed and ahhed at all the gorgeously scrumptious seasonal colours on display and then thought “oh now I need something equally as scrumptious to munch on..”
with Autumn now fully upon us and the Betws landscape looking like a riot of orange and yellow hues we thought we’d get a season ahead and bring you a bit of news to make your Christmas sparkle ….
the alpine Hut is back in November at Y Stablau and they’re letting us book it out for your Christmas parties… so if you want an exclusive venue for your seasonal shindig give us a call on the usual number….. #hutparty
Following Visit Wales’ The Year of Adventure in 2016 and the success of all those great adrenalin giving activites North Wales is becoming renowned for, 2017 is designated to be ‘The Year of Legends’ so we thought we’d write our very own favourite legend list all within a half hour of Betws-y-Coed… Continue reading “Year of the Legend 2017”
With the glorious Snowdonia Park right on our doorstep we are very aware of the draw of such a stunning environment that we are lucky enough to work and play in! The region is really showing itself off, with increasing numbers of visitors every year, which means in order to maintain the wonderous nature of the National Park it’s going to need a helping hand. Continue reading “Snowdonia Giving / Rhodd Eryri”
Once again Betws-y-Coed will be hosting it’s annual festive celebration weekend ‘Nadolig Llawen yn Betws-y-Coed’ on the 3rd & 4th of December 2016
It all starts with Santa arriving by train at 11am on Saturday the 3rd and ends with seasonal carols by a local choir in St Marys Church on the evening of the 4th…. Continue reading “Christmas Festival”
There’s no better place to experience the colours of Autumn than in and around Betws-y-Coed – not sure where to start? Then take advantage of some local knowledge and book a guided walk on one of the Snowdonia Walking Festival’s fabulous walking adventures on the 5th & 6th November 2016… Continue reading “Snowdonia Walking Festival 2016”
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