Eating & Drinking in Conwy
In Conwy you are never far away from a good restaurant, cosy pub or an old fashioned tea shop.
Our nearest pub, the renowned Albion Ale House, was CAMRA pub of the Year 2013 and 2015 and was recently voted one of the best in the UK by The Telegraph. It has been restored back to it's original Art Deco splendor and is run as a unique co-operative with 3 local independent breweries. There is always an extensive choice of guest beers and locally brewed ciders. The Albion has proved so successful that the team have recently taken over another Pub - Y Bont (The Bridge), just opposite the Castle where they also have an excellent bar menu.
Another favourite is the Liverpool Arms on the harbour quayside - this is a popular pub with local fishermen and sailors and is the perfect spot to soak up the warm atmosphere and watch the boats come and go from the pier.
Both are family friendly, have cosy open fires in the winter and welcome dogs.
Our guest information booklet has lots of recommendations on the best Tea Rooms and Restaurants within the town and further afield, and there are a number of excellent traditional Fish and Chip shops and even an Indian Takeaway.
One of the charming features of Conwy is the range of independent shops, including an excellent wine shop, bakery, traditional green grocer and Edwards of Conwy - suppliers of the most delicious sausages and bacon to be found anywhere and well deserved 2013 winner of Best Butcher in Wales.
There are also regular Farmer's markets held on the quayside selling local produce including Welsh Lamb and regional specialties such as 'The Oggie' and Welsh Cakes. The annual Conwy Food Feast is held every October and is one of the major visitor events of the region.
Further afield up the Conwy valley, the highly acclaimed Welsh Food Center in Bodnant has an excellent range of local produce and an excellent cafe and restaurant.
The picturesque and historic Groes Inn dating back to 1573, offers classic Welsh dishes including Conwy mussels. It is approx. a 2 mile scenic drive away along the Conwy estuary.
For beer lovers, some of our favourite traditional pubs include the delightful and historic Pen Y Gwrd famous for being the base of Hillary and Tenzing during their pre-Everest training. Don't miss the Ty Coch Inn on the beach at Morfa Nefyn, recently voted top ten beach bars in the world, or the ancient Black Boy Inn tucked inside the walls of Caernarfon next to the Castle.