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Elen's Castle Hotel
Snowdonia National Park

North Wales

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Set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, originally owned by Baron Gwydir and then the Earl of Ancaster, Elen's Castle Hotel was once an 18th century coaching inn. Whilst retaining its historical charm and many original features, it is now a fully modernised hotel in a peaceful, village setting away from the crush of tourists. Our rooms are all ensuite, have a beverage tray, hairdryer, TV and room service is available. Some rooms have fantastic views of the Lledr River and valley.

You can dine in our Siabod Restaurant which offers hearty, home-cooked dishes prepared with local produce complimented by our extensive wine list, or simply relax with a drink next to the wood-burning stove in our quaint bar.

Set in a picturesque valley overlooking the Lledr River famous for salmon and trout (we have fishing rights to the river). An ideal base for walkers, mountain-bikers, climbers and those wishing to envelope themselves in the peace, tranquility and splendour of the Snowdonia National Park.

The surrounding area is particularly good for castles and outdoor activities, whether you are looking for dramatic high peaks or beautiful riverside rambles. Plan your day's activities using the extensive selection of maps and books in our guests' lounge.

You can visit Elen's Well (Ffynnon Elen) which can be reached by path through the hotel garden. It is reputed to have healing properties! You are assured of the highest standard of cleanliness throughout the hotel.

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Ratings/Awards: WTB/AA 3 Star
Number of Rooms: 8
Number Ensuite: 8

Price per Person

Double: From £60
Twin: From £60
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Name: Siabod Restaurant

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Credit Cards Accepted
Room Service
Children Welcome
Evening Meal Provided
Special Diets Catered For
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
No Smoking Rooms - All Rooms
Open All Year
Tourist Board Inspected
Building of Historic Interest
TV in Rooms

Sample Menu:


(v) Homemade soup of the day
served with a bread roll (£3.50)

Spicy chicken wings
with a zingy barbecue sauce (£4.50)

Homemade smooth chicken liver pâté complimented by an orange & cranberry chutney served with melba toast (£4.50)

Deep-fried lemon sole goujons
on a bed of crisp lettuce with a mayonnaise dip (£3.95)

(v) Beef tomato and mozzarella salad
drizzled with balsamic vinegar and topped with black olives (£4.50)

Main Courses

Mature Welsh black beef sirloin steak with
chunky chips, mushrooms, grilled tomato & onion rings (£12.95)

(v) Provençale cheese, sliced onion & courgette tart topped with cherry tomatoes & mozzarella, served on a bed of mouth-watering, summer vegetable ratatouille and new potatoes (£7.95)

Local Conwy Valley lamb shank on a bed of
mashed potato & leek with rosemary jus served with
a selection of seasonal vegetables (£11.95)

Venison, rabbit and bird game pie
with leek & mashed potato served with
a selection of seasonal vegetables (£8.95)

Grilled sea bass laced with a delicate prawn, dill & cucumber sauce served with a selection of seasonal vegetables and new potatoes (£12.95)

Succulent fillet of chicken served on a bed of mouth-watering, summer vegetable ratatouille served with new potatoes(£8.95)

On the side…

Au poivre sauce (£1.25)

Sauce Diane (£1.25)

Portion of chips (£1.50)

Green salad (£1.95)

(all £3.95)

A choice of luxury, gold award winning Welsh maid ice cream

Alabama chocolate fudge cake with cream

Profiteroles drizzled with chocolate sauce

Raspberry ripple cheesecake with cream

Sticky toffee pudding

And then…

Cafetière of freshly ground coffee and mints (£1.50)

We do have freshly ground decaffeinated coffee available.
If you prefer tea we have decaffeinated tea too
as well as earl grey and a selection of herbal & fruit teas

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