SARACENS HEAD (Beddgelert)

Children, muddy boots and dogs are all welcome here. Which is just as well, given the ‘position A’ location of the Saracens Head; it’s right in the heart of popular and bustling Beddgelert, overlooking the sparkling River Colwyn and is an ideal staging post for exploring the stunning walking country of the Snowdonia National Park. The warm welcome is no less than the sort of Croeso we expect from a proper ‘Great Little Place’, but the addition of eleven newly refurbished and very smart bedrooms helps the Saracens Head stand out from the crowd.

This is a genuine Country Inn with high quality rooms. The open and relaxed atmosphere, easy comfort and warmth of the real fire wrap around you as you enter the traditional bar. There’s beautifully aged wood paneling, sturdy tables and well-kept Welsh cask ales. The bar is alive with joyful chatter, the feeling of history and the sound of happy diners, and you might even just make out the jolly hoot of a steam train passing on the nearby Welsh Highland Railway.

After working up an appetite in the clean and fresh mountain air, we defy anyone not to be tempted to order a refreshing pint of the Faithful Gelert, a local brew exclusive to the Saracens Head named after the eponymous hound of medieval welsh Prince, Llewellyn the Great, that made the village famous. Perhaps try their impeccably sourced and accurately prepared local bar food. On the daily changing specials board expect to see welsh cheeses, mountain lamb and the freshest of seafood.

You’ll sleep well here. The first floor rooms are all named after local landmarks and those on the second floor carry the titles of Welsh myths and legends. The attention to detail is palpable, the bespoke furniture is luxurious, the bed linen is of the highest quality, top quality soft furnishings are from contemporary Melin Tregwynt and in the modern luxury bathrooms you’ll discover the truly pampering toiletries are from Myddfai. They even accept four legged guests in the superior rooms.

105 - 135 for 2
Rooms 11 Style Inn

Address Michelle Cattrall
Saracens Head
Caernarfon Road
LL55 4UY
Phone 0800 161 5619