14 . 02 . 2012

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! So, how many red envelopes dropped through the letter-box this morning? Any chocolates waiting patiently on the breakfast table? Did a huge bunch of flowers appear on the door-step? Worry not if you can’t answer a hearty “YES” to any of the above….. there’s still time to surprise your loved one with…

07 . 02 . 2012

Valentine’s Menu

Dinner Date There’s less than a week to go now until Valentine’s Day, so don’t get caught out and end up with your dinner in the dog – treat your loved one to a fabulous meal at the Oakeley Arms. Here’s the menu to tickle your taste buds…. You can call or e-mail us to…

06 . 02 . 2012

Oakeley Arms History – Part 2

Slate Fortunes  In a recent Oakeley Arms blog post, we delved into the history of one of the area’s most influential families – the Oakeleys of Tan y Bwlch. The Oakeley family’s fortunes were built on the lucrative slate trade in the early nineteenth century. In today’s blog post, we explore the end of the…

01 . 02 . 2012

Six Nations Rugby

One in Six! It’s that time of year again…… Here at the Oakeley, we LOVE the Six Nations Rugby Championship – any excuse to cheer on the Wales team! This year we’ll be wishing them lots of luck, as they battle it out against the other teams to bring home the prestigious title; and perhaps settle a…

30 . 01 . 2012

Valentine’s Menu

Love is in the Air….. Is your love “like a red, red, rose…..” as our old friend Mr Burns proclaimed, or is it more like an “onion that will blind you with tears” as our current poet laureate Carole Ann Duffy grimly declares? Well, whatever form your love takes, what better way to show someone you lurrrrve them than with a…

25 . 01 . 2012

National Breakfast Week

Rise and Shine! What did you have for breakfast this morning? The full-works fry up, or a banana on the go? This week is Farmhouse Breakfast Week – the perfect excuse to make it a week of hearty, healthy breakfasts! As the old saying goes, you should always “breakfast like a king!” The event is run by…

16 . 01 . 2012

Seeing Stars

Stargazing in the Forest Callling all budding stargazers and astronomers; don’t miss this star-tacular event in North Wales this month. As part of the BBC’s Stargazing Live events, this forest spectacular is not to be missed! If you have an interest in astronomy and the night sky, or simply if you want an informative evening with…

11 . 01 . 2012

If you go down to the woods today….

Haw-Haw to History Did you know that the Oakeley Arms’ little patch of Snowdonia is packed full of history, folk-lore and local legends? The Oakeley Arms itself lies at the edge of one of the oldest forests in Wales. The ancient Coed y Bleiddiau (or Forest of the Wolves) is named after the fearsome wolves that made their…

09 . 01 . 2012

Russell’s Academy Plans

“There’s no business like Show-Business” All of us at the Oakeley Arms have absolutely loved watching Russell and his fancy footwork and brilliant dance moves every Saturday on Strictly, but even though the fabulous journey has sadly now come to an end, Russell certainly isn’t giving up on the business of “showbiz”, which is where he first…

03 . 01 . 2012

Oakeley Ffestiniog Valley Walk

Ffestiniog Valley Walk We love a bracing winter walk here at the Oakeley Arms, and we don’t need much of an excuse to drag the walking boots from the cupboard, fill up the thermos and head out for an amble. The forecast’s pretty good this weekend, so what are you waiting for? Try our brilliant…

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