27 . 10 . 2013

Famous Witches

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble…… It’s nearing the end of October, and that can only mean one thing….. Halloweeeeeeeeen! A celebration of all things gory, ghoulish and creepy, and here at the Oakeley Arms Hotel in Blaenau Ffestiniog we’re a sucker for a good Halloween fright! The origins of the Halloween celebrations aren’t really clear –…

17 . 10 . 2013

National Chocolate Week

Food of the Gods It’s one of our FAVOURITE weeks here at the Oakeley Arms Hote in Snowdonia…. Yes, it’s National Chocolate Week, where we can celebrate ALL things chocolatey, yum, yum, yum! This year, chocolate week runs from the 14th to the 20th of October and in honour of our favourite foodstuffs, we vow to…

01 . 10 . 2013

October Days

Happy Autumn Today’s the day we welcome a new month. Happy October everyone! Here at the Oakeley we can hardly believe that another month is racing by. It’ll be Christmas before you know it, as the old saying goes…. But, before then we’ve got the beautiful season of Autumn to celebrate. Our summer sunglasses and…

19 . 09 . 2013

Beachwatch Big Weekend 2013

Beachy Weekend So, what are you up to this weekend? Planning a little time-out on the beach? Maybe not for some sunbathing and chilling, but this weekend is the Beachwatch Big Weekend; now in it’s 20th year. In a nutshell, it’s a nationwide beach clean-up, organised by the Marine Conservation Society. It takes place across the whole…

15 . 07 . 2013

Afternoon Tea at the Oakeley Arms

Teatime Treats “A cup of tea is a cup of life” goes the old saying, and here at the Oakeley Arms self catering cottages in North Wales we couldn’t agree more! In the UK a staggering 165 million cups of good old tea are consumed every single day. And we don’t stop at just tea,…

21 . 03 . 2013

Oakeley Arms Events

There’s something for everyone at one of our fantastic Oakeley Arms events Clwb Pwdin at the Oakeley! Bring a home-made cake or pudding along to this monthly event. Test your baking skills and enjoy a sociable night out! Second Thursday of every month. Check back soon for more upcoming events!  

15 . 03 . 2013

The Final Countdown

Old Rivals…… It’s nearly time, and we are pretty excited here at the Oakeley Arms….. This weekend is not only the final of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Championships, but it’s when our home nation Wales will meet old rivals England for what is set to be one of the most exciting games of the…

11 . 03 . 2013

80s Pop Stars get High!

Gig Relief Some of the biggest pop stars of the 1980’s dug out their microphones and their song sheets at the weekend, for a very special gig in aid of Comic Relief. Here at the Oakeley Arms, we were delighted to read of the chart toppers’ comebacks. Kim Wilde, Go West, Bananarama and Tony Hadley were among the…

08 . 03 . 2013

Wales and the Scots

A Scottish Visit So, the RBS Six Nations Rugby Championships is marching on, with the penultimate round of games  being played before the grand finale next weekend. This Saturday sees Wales take on Scotland, at their Murrayfield ground. Since 1992, Scotland and Wales have played 21 times, and Wales have won 13 of those games and have drawn…

06 . 03 . 2013

Festival Number 6 is a winner!

A Winning Festival Last year was special for the Number 6 Festival – it was their inaugural event, held at the magical location of Portmeirion, just a stone’s throw from the Oakeley Arms Hotel. It’s a festival like no other, partly due to the special venue, and the first year was an enormous success.  The festival has already…