Five welcoming winter pubs

Five welcoming winter pubs

After a chilly walk on a cold winter’s day, we are always on the lookout for a welcoming pub to stop and thaw for a while. Roaring fires, friendly faces, good food and hot drinks really hit the spot! These are just a few of the dog friendly places we would like to mention… more to follow soon!

The Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay. This gorgeous olde worlde pub is a sight to behold, overlooking the beautiful Red Wharf Bay. With a roaring log fire, it is perfect for warming up after a brisk walk on the beach! Boasting awards a plenty, The Ship Inn is featured in the ‘good pub guide’, and is listed in the Michelin ‘Eating out in pubs’ guide, you won’t be disappointed! Call them on 01248 852568

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Vaynol Arms, Pentir. A lovely, welcoming pub & restaurant at any time of the year. Dave, Karen and the team always have a smile on their faces! Warm and cosy, although surprisingly large inside with a separate restaurant area which is reviewed in the ‘Good Pub & Food Guide’. Parking at the back of the pub and a covered smoking area outside for those that need it. Call them on 01248 362896

Vaynol Pentir vaynol inside


Y Bryn Cynan, Nefyn. Winter or Summer, this is a great pub. The staff have are welcoming and friendly, the food is good. A roaring fire welcomes you in – you will be toasty and warm in no time at all. Plenty of parking and a play park outside for the children if they can pull themselves away from the warmth! Call them on 01758 720879

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Ty Mawr, Llanbedr. Many years ago, we lived close by Ty Mawr and whenever I visit nowadays, I am transported back to a time when the children were small and they played in the beer garden for hours on end. A place with character, where dogs are welcome, as are the children. Wood burning stoves and open fires make The Ty Mawr a ‘must do’! Karen and Steve will always greet you with a smile! Contact them on 01341 241440

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Y Garddon, Y Felinheli. This is quite a hidden gem. Just tucked away off the main road from Caernarfon to Y Felinheli, Y Garddon sits on the banks of the Menai Straits. A warm welcome, delicious food and a warm atmosphere, you cannot go wrong! Ring them on 01248 670359

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Why not take a look at some of the many many dog friendly pubs where you and Fido will be welcome