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…

30 . 12 . 2011

It’s never too late….

you’ve still got time…..  to get your hands on some tickets for the Oakeley Arms New Year’s extravaganza!  There are still a few tickets available, so don’t miss out! Contact us to reserve some for you, and come and join us for a fabulous party to welcome in the New Year. It’s set to be…

24 . 12 . 2011

Happy Christmas!

To quote one of our favourite festive tunes…….. “it’s Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas!”  Yes, it’s finally arrived! Happy Christmas everyone!! We hope that the turkey’s stuffed, the sherry bottle’s on its way to empty and the stockings are ready and waiting; all that remains to be seen is just who’s been good and who’s been naughty this year – or is it…

21 . 12 . 2011

Community Spirit

The John Williams Cambrian Lodge Here at the Oakeley Arms, we’re lucky to be the meeting point for several community groups and organisations, and this week we’d like to pay a big blog tribute to one of our favourite local community groups, the John Williams Cambrian Lodge RAOB. The John Williams Cambrian Lodge are the…

19 . 12 . 2011

Strictly Final

Goodbye Strictly! Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear! It’s strictly the end of Strictly! What on earth will we do with our Saturday nights now? In his final blog, our favourite Strictly dancer Russell waves goodbye to his friends, co-stars and his spectacular Strictly journey. We’d like to say a big, big thank you to…

16 . 12 . 2011

Christmas Pantomimes come to Gwynedd

He’s behiiiiiiiiiiind you! Here at the Oakeley, we think that one of the BEST things about this time of year is the promise of a brilliant panto performance! Pantomimes are to Christmas what hearts are to Valentine’s day or a gin and tonic is to a holiday. The two just go together. No-one’s really sure exactly when the pantomime…

13 . 12 . 2011

Strictly Semi- Final

Strictly Fantastic! The competition on Strictly is reaching fever pitch! Here’s Russell with an update on Saturday’s show. Remember, don’t miss Russell’s special guest appearance for the final next week. It’ll be one to remember!! It was Semi Final Night on “Strictly” and didn’t we know it?! Saturday night’s show was a sheer tour de force…

12 . 12 . 2011

2012 is on the way

Hot-cakes Don’t miss out on the Oakeley’s best New Year’s Eve party yet! Tickets are selling like the proverbial little hot-cakes, so come and get yours now before they all sell out! It’s a fancy dress theme (back to the 80s!) and there’ll be music, dancing, fun, games and a delicious buffet, as well as…