19 . 04 . 2012

Egg-tastic!

And the winner is…… After a brilliant day at the Oakeley Arms on Easter Sunday, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the giant chocolate egg raffle is…..Mr Med Price!  And here’s a picture of us (reluctantly) handing it over    but what a star, he did bring some back in for us all…

16 . 04 . 2012

Barmouth’s Titanic Plaque

Fit for a Hero Who would have thought that the little town of Barmouth would be linked with one of the most famous maritime stories in history? Well, on Sunday 15th April, the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, a plaque was unveiled on Barmouth’s quayside. The simple plaque commemorates Harold Lowe, one of the Titanic’s most heroic officers.…

10 . 04 . 2012

Dolgellau New Bridge

Like a Bridge…. If you’ve been out walking this weekend, you might have noticed that there’s a lovely new bridge in Dolgellau. The £450,000 project was given the go-ahead last winter and was completed just in time for the Easter weekend. The new foot bridge replaces the old one, which crossed the Afon Wnion in the town…

04 . 04 . 2012

Easter Fun

Easter Egg-stravaganza! Easter is very nearly here, that chocolate is so so close! If you’re looking for a way to entertain the whole family over the weekend, don’t forget about the Oakeley Easter Fun day – lots of local, Easter fun in Maentwrog, Gwynedd.  There’ll be a fabulous Easter Egg hunt, as well as stalls, our very own…

02 . 04 . 2012

Grand National 2012

Ready, Steady, GO There’s a few fun things happening in the next few weeks – bank holidays, Easter-egg hunts, Easter egg eating, more bank holidays and of course let’s not forget the good old Grand National 2012! The Grand National is the nation’s favourite horse racing event, and is arguably the world’s most famous steeplechase races; it’s…

28 . 03 . 2012

Wonderful Weather in Porthmadog

Sunshine Sunshine Are you feeling hot, hot, hot?! Wow, what have we done to deserve this glorious spell of weather? We’ve no idea, but we’re not arguing and we’ve got all fingers crossed that it lasts! The weekend saw temperatures sore into the twenties; amazing figures considering it’s not even April yet. And our very own…

26 . 03 . 2012

Easter Bunnies

Easter Egg-Tastic Because the Easter holidays are getting sniffingly close, we thought it was about time to delve head first into a blog post about one of our favourite topics – CHOCOLATE! Easter is the one of the chocolatiest times of year, but where did it all begin? What’s the history of Easter eggs, why do we give…

20 . 03 . 2012

Winning Wales

Wales bring the Six Nations Victory home! Mon dieu! We’ve done it! After a storming win over France on Saturday, the Welsh Rugby Team were crowned the deserved winners of the 2012 RBS Six Nations Tournament. Thousands of fans were celebrating at the weekend (including here at the Oakeley – our hangovers have just about gone!)…

13 . 03 . 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

The Hunt is On! Here at the Oakeley, we’ve just about reached fever pitch. The sunshine’s dancing in the beer garden, a giant bunny’s just walked into the bar and the smell of chocolate is in the air. It can only mean one thing – Easter’s nearly here!! And to celebrate we’re hosting an Easter Extravaganza. It’ll…

08 . 03 . 2012

Triple Crown Win for Wales!

Cymru Crown Wales’ national rugby team have done it! Thanks to their spectacular performance in the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship, the Welsh team are revelling in their success so far, and a week and a half ago they lifted the Triple Crown trophy after their 12-19 win against England. The Triple Crown is awarded to the…

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