24 . 02 . 2018

Who Loves Potatoes?

So, hands up who loves potatoes? Oooooo, that’s ours up right there and no messing; we love them. Absolutely love them; in any form and any variety. Mashed, roasted, baked, new, sweet or baby. Yes please. But, this isn’t a very cool statement in the carb-cutting culture we now live in. Over the last decade…

23 . 02 . 2018

Rugby Wales and Warren Gatland

Hands up who’s in the midst of Six Nations fever? We’re half way through one of the world’s most incredible annual rugby tournaments and here at the Oakeley Arms we can’t wait for the weekend’s rugby to kick off. The Welsh International team have gone from strength to strength in the last decade, which is…

09 . 02 . 2018

Flowers for February

Blimey, how did it get to be February already? 2018 is marching on already isn’t it? The first month has flown by, and February is well under way. The days are beginning to get a little longer and the signs of Spring (apart from some February snow!) are in the air, so today we’re celebrating…

08 . 01 . 2018

9 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste

We are incredibly lucky to live and work here in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and we take so much pleasure from the wild and beautiful landscapes that surround us. From the sweeping coastlines, beautiful beaches, dramatic peaks and mighty mountains – Snowdonia is nothing if not stunning. And we passionately believe that…

20 . 12 . 2017

Christmas Fun

So, hands up who’s ready for Christmas? All shopped, wrapped, packed, planned, prepped and ready? And hands up who needs another month please!! Well, whatever state your Christmas planning is at, it’s a fact there are only 5 little sleeps left until the big day (DON’T PANIC!). And to help you feel festive, here are…

11 . 12 . 2017

Snow Safety

Welcome to the Big Freeze of 2017! For all of the country the weather has turned incredibly cold and winter-like. Over the weekend, much of the western side of the UK saw huge amounts of snow fall – the largest snowfall seen since the winter of 2010. Travel plans were in chaos, power supplies were…

10 . 07 . 2017

The History of Tea

“A cup of tea is a cup of life” goes the ancient saying, and who are we to disagree? Tea has been so ingrained into every part of our society that most people (me included) would be pretty lost without it. Crisis or shindig; commiseration or relaxation, or simply because we could murder one; we…

10 . 07 . 2017

The History of Tea

“A cup of tea is a cup of life” goes the ancient saying, and who are we to disagree? Tea has been so ingrained into every part of our society that most people (me included) would be pretty lost without it. Crisis or shindig; commiseration or relaxation, or simply because we could murder one; we…

03 . 07 . 2017

The Life of Harry Houdini

The room was deathly quiet. Tension clung to the hot, sticky air that swirled under chairs and over the audience; taking the breath from their throats as they stared at the black curtain on the stage. A crash, a smash and a scuffle came from behind it and eyes widened almost to breaking point in…

14 . 06 . 2017

World’s Greatest Lies

Today on the blog, just for a bit of fun, we’re looking at some of the greatest lies told in history and their far reaching consequences………. Robert Louis Stevenson once said that “the cruellest lies are often told in silence”, but there are some lies that have become so famous that the figures who told them…

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