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restaurant nr Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia

Enjoy Christmas or New Year at our hotel in Snowdonia near Betws-y-Coed

At Elen's Castle you can enjoy, a break over the Christmas / New Year period, or our Christmas menu from late November until Christmas.

Christmas and New Year Breaks

Set within Wales most spectacular mountain scenery and wild, rugged landscapes, come and enjoy a family atmosphere and all the pleasures of a cosy, traditional Christmas and New Year at Elen's Castle Hotel near Betws-y-Coed. Crisp winter strolls, hearty home-cooked food, cosy sofas, friendly staff, warm hospitality, a log-burning stove, midnight bubbly and fireworks - just some of the delights you can find this Festive Season at Elen's Castle Hotel.

Christmas Opening - We are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and open again from Boxing Day

New Year 2017

New Year's Eve (Saturday)

  • From 7pm : Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the 18th century bar, next to the roaring log-burning stove.
  • From 8pm : Four course dinner including starters, main course, dessert and cheese & biscuits.
  • Spend the next part of your evening in bar lounge/bar next to the log-burning stove, playing board games, cards and an optional non-intrusive paper quiz to complete in your own time! Then as midnight approaches, wrap up warmly and join us outside for a glass of bubbly and fireworks.

New Year's Day (Sunday)

  • 9-10am : Breakfast
  • Start the New Year in the beauty and splendour of Snowdonia!
  • Add additional nights’ stay as required. Please note that if you wish to dine on New Year’s Day evening, pre-booking is essential.


  • Room charges (bed and breakfast) are the same as all year round.
  • Dinner on New Year’s Eve is £40 per person.
  • Dinner for children under 10 will be £22 per person.
  • Dinner on New Year’s Day will be a la carte and our regular menu will be on offer with the special being a roast dinner.

Christmas Dinner Menu

We are delighted to offer our excellent Christmas Menu for groups of four or more for £22.50 per person. This is available from late November. Please contact us to make a booking.

View our Christmas Dinner menu

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Contact Information

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For more information, or to make a booking, please contact Adam or Helen Hardy at:

Mail: Elen’s Castle Hotel, Dolwyddelan, Betws-y-Coed,
Snowdonia, North Wales LL25 0EJ, UK
Phone: 01690 750207 (+44 1690 750207 international)