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Cwellyn Arms Real AleThe Cwellyn Arms is situated in the Village of Rhyd Ddu, at the foot of Mount Snowdon, on the A4085 Caernarfon to Beddgelert road 4 miles from Beddgelert, in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Rhyd Ddu overlooks the sparkling clear waters of Llyn y Gadair, Llyn Cwellyn and the majestic western slopes of Mt. Snowdon, with two main footpaths, the Rhyd Ddu path and the Snowdon Ranger path starting from the village. There are also several woodland and forest walks within easy reach see ‘local walks’.

The village boasts magnificent uninterrupted views towards Mt. Snowdon and is situated right at the start of the Nantlle Ridge and Mynydd Mawr, popular havens for the hillwalkers of Snowdonia.

We are ideally situated for exploring the whole of Snowdonia and North Wales. There are castles, steam railways and of course the natural beauty of the mountains, valleys and beaches all within easy reach. This area of outstanding natural beauty is an ideal base for walking, climbing, fishing, pony trekking, diving, canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, mountain biking and much, much, more.

We are a family-run traditional country inn and restaurant with varied accommodation, at the foot of Mt. Snowdon. As owners of the Cwellyn Arms for over 30 years, we have experience within the hospitality and restaurant industry and strive to do our utmost to ensure an enjoyable visit or stay.

We offer a warm welcome from our family and friendly staff in a relaxing and informal atmosphere.

Our two lounge areas both have “real” fires, which complete the ambience of Cwellyn Arms.

We are a “real ale” pub and serve up to 9 “real ales” . See our current guest ales.

Our Head Chef, Thomas, provides excellent food using fresh local ingredients, as much as is possible; our menu’s are served throughout the inn or relax in the spacious comfort of our new rustic, warm and welcoming, 40 seater Restaurant with underfloor heating and log burning stove. See our food page. Breakfast can be arranged for all residents, whether camping or staying in our other accommodation, at Cwellyn Arms with prior notice. Our policy is and has always been that priority is given to residents and bookings.

Our accommodation caters to suit all tastes and pockets, this includes En-Suite Accommodation, Farmhouse Accommodation, Bunkhouse Accommodation and Camping with Camp Fires. See our accommodation pages.

Whatever your reason for visiting this beautiful area join us at the Cwellyn Arms.

From The Sunday Times- 25/10/09: “Mountain trekking at the top of the world to the summit of Snowdon, Wales.  On a clear day, the views from the highest peak in Wales are truly life-affirming – down over lesser peaks and the mirror-like surfaces of distant lakes.  At a comfortable pace, it takes six hours to conquer (there and back).  One of the quietest routes starts at the village of Rhyd Dddu, where The Cwellyn Arms has a fine range of guest ales to quench thirsts afterwards.”

From the Trail Route Magazine - Nov ’08 “Trail Route – Snowdonia – The best known of the western approaches of Snowdon are the Rhyd Ddu and Snowdon Ranger Paths, and with a little imagination (and the assistance of the wonderful Snowdon Sherpa bus service) they can be linked together to make a superb tour of this side of the mountain that finishes in one of the best pubs in the region where you can enjoy some of the Cwellyn Arms’ award-winning ales.”


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Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, At the foot of Snowdon, Gwynedd, LL54 6TL.

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