23 . 05 . 2017

Snowdonia Giving

Here at the Oakeley Arms we are proud to live and work in the majestic Snowdonia National Park. The region’s breath-taking beauty attracts visitors from all over the world – annually, some 6 million people come and visit us here every year, with over half a million of those aiming high and reaching the top…

16 . 02 . 2017

A Full Welsh Breakfast at the Oakeley Arms

We absolutely love good food here at the Oakeley Arms, and breakfast is no exception. We pride ourselves on fresh ingredients, and local ones wherever we can. We think breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially if you’re staying with us, so a Full Welsh Breakfast at the Oakeley Arms is one of…

20 . 01 . 2017

10 Reasons to Visit the Oakeley Arms in 2017

So, Christmas is over, New Year has been and gone, and there’s nothing but a glum January and February, filled with dark, dreary and cold winter days…… sounds pretty grim doesn’t it?! Well, we have the perfect way to cheer up your January Friday morning this week. Now is no time for moping, it’s a…

23 . 12 . 2016

Happy Christmas

Just two little sleeps now!! Hands up who’s excited? From all of us at the Oakeley Arms, we’d like to wish our friends, customers and of course our blog readers a very very Happy Christmas. Thanks for reading and keeping in touch this past year, we look forward to sharing lots more fun, walks, history…

24 . 12 . 2015

Happy Christmas!

Well, it’s that time of year again…. Christmas is here!!!!! For all of us that love the festive period, it’s a jolly time of year, with plenty to look forward to. We hope you’ve had a happy and productive 2015 so far, and of course, we’re wishing you a very happy Christmas and a wonderful…

06 . 09 . 2015

Rainy Day in Snowdonia

Although the sun shines down on us here MOST of the time in Snowdonia, we’ll admit that there are one or two (haha) rainy days. But, as we’ve written about before on this blog, rain doesn’t have to stop play. We’ve sent our friend Owain Llyr out on another family adventure – you can see…

19 . 08 . 2015

The Welsh Rainforest

Lush green leaves, deep vegetation, a staggering variety of plants, wildlife and birds, spectacular waterfalls, sunlight dappling the forest floor and views to die for…… are we talking about the Amazon rainforest? No we’re not! Did you know that here in Maentwrog we have our very own rainforest? The areas of Ceunant Llennyrch (literally translated…

02 . 07 . 2015

Essential Welsh

Regular Oakeley Arms blog readers will know just how proud we are to live and work in beautiful Wales, and to be in the heart of gorgeous Snowdonia is extra special. And one unique thing about Wales is the fabulous language that we can call our own – Welsh. Around 1 million people in Wales…

29 . 06 . 2015

6 Reasons to Visit the Oakeley Arms this Summer

Have you seen the weather forecast for this week? Our lovely weatherman has promised wall-to-wall sunshine and a mini-heatwave across most of Wales. What a brilliant start to the summer month of July. We can only hope that it continues into the weekend, and even beyond that into the summer holidays. Wouldn’t it be great…

22 . 06 . 2015

Keith Lemon at the Oakeley Arms

Fans of the Oakeley Arms Facebook page will know that we had a very special visitor here with us last week. None other than charismatic funny-man Leigh Francis, who is more commonly known as his comedy persona Keith Lemon. Keith Lemon, who presents the famous ITV show Through the Keyhole stayed with us here while filming…

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