05 . 03 . 2012

Toad Hall

Spot a Toad  “Ribbit ribbit” said the frog to the toad. “Riiiiiiiiibit off” said the toad to the frog, so the frog hopped off.  Wildlife lovers will revel in this event run in association with the BBC’s Autumnwatch programme. The Great Toad Extravaganza is an exciting opportunity to witness one of the biggest spectacles of natural migration in…

01 . 03 . 2012

A Day for Wales

Happy St David’s Day At the Oakeley Arms we’re extremely proud of our Welsh heritage and culture, and so what better way to celebrate our fabulous country than to wish all our customers and friends a very happy Dydd Gwyl Dewi today! And for today’s Oakeley Blog post, we thought we’d delve a little deeper…

27 . 02 . 2012

Oakeley Arms History – Part 3

Up in Arms In previous Oakeley Blog posts, we’ve explored the history and secrets of one of the most well known families in the area – the Oakeley’s of Tan-y-Bwlch. And of course, the history of the beautiful Oakeley Arms, is inextricably linked with this influential family…… Today, we’ll look at the history of the Oakeley…

20 . 02 . 2012

History of Wales

History is our story……  If you’ve ever wanted to delve a little deeper into the history of our fascinating nation, then you’re in for a treat! The BBC claims that its new series, The Story of Wales presented by Huw Edwards and broadcast later this month is one of its most ambitious yet. The series promises to uncover…

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…

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