22 . 10 . 2012

See Ya Ceefax

Celebrate Ceefax Who among the regular Oakeley Arms blog readers is old enough to remember when British television was ruled by a squeaky gofer in a broom cupboard, Les Dawson chortling through the blanks and Frank Spencer screeching about “Betteeeyyyyy” every thirty eight seconds? If you can remember all that, then chances are you’ll remember the time when a good…

19 . 10 . 2012

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Dr No You don’t look a day over, well 50…… is that really what we’d say if we happened to bump into Bond, James Bond, over the weekend? Ummmm no, probably not! Although the chances of him wandering into the Oakeley Arms on Saturday night are pretty slim. Not impossible tho; you never know! October 2012…

17 . 10 . 2012

Black Rock Beach

Totally Beachy Here at the Oakeley Arms, we think we’re pretty privileged to live in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. And while the rugged mountain ranges of the park are very famous, these jagged peaks sweep down to meet miles and miles of unspoilt and beautiful coastline. The Oakeley Arms is just a stone’s throw from several…

16 . 10 . 2012

Tarzan-Tastic!

King of the Jungle…. Did you know, that this month is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of the iconic story Tarzan of the Apes? This all-time favourite character was first created by American author Edgar Rice Burrows, and Tarzan’s capers were first serialised in a magazine in October 2012. The series proved so popular…

08 . 10 . 2012

Apple Crazy

Bramley Apple Pie Week 2012 You all know that here at the Oakeley Arms, we LOVE a good pudding. But, what’s our favourite???? Hmmmm, that’s a tough one to answer, but we are fans of a delicious homemade apple pie….. Warm and sweet, straight from the oven; golden brown with dribbles of crunchy sugar, topped…

04 . 10 . 2012

Get Cracking!

British Egg Week 2012 Are you ready for a blog post filled with egg-uendos and egg-straordinarily (sorry) bad egg puns? We hope so, because this one’s all about the fabulous egg. This week is British Egg Week (1st – 7th October) so what better time to celebrate the humble egg? Here at the Oakeley Arms, we LOVE eggs!…

01 . 10 . 2012

Pinch, Punch, First of the Month….

October 1st! Gosh, 2012 is flying by isn’t it? October already, we hear you cry! There’s only 85 days left ’till Christmas, and 92 until the beginning of 2013… scary stuff! But, that’s enough about Christmas! As today is the 1st of October, we thought we’d celebrate all things October-ey. From the weird to the…

29 . 09 . 2012

Locally Grown

Local Support Regular readers of this blog will already know that at the Oakeley Arms, we’re super proud of the beautiful area that we live in. And here in Snowdonia we’re really lucky to have a huge choice of local producers and companies who supply us with a great range of fabulous products and services. We firmly…

22 . 09 . 2012

Snowdonia Autumn

Awesome Autumn Here in Snowdonia, the relentless summer showers have finally given way to beautiful late September days. There’s no denying that Autumn is well and truly on it’s way – there’s a chill in the evening air and sometimes a sprinkling of frost on the Oakeley lawns first thing. We snapped this picture of the beautiful mountains…

17 . 09 . 2012

National Cupcake Week

Cake Heaven Wow, there’s a giddy feeling in the air at the Oakeley Arms this week! And that’s because it’s National Cupcake Week! And those of you who know us well, know we love a good cupcake! We might think that cupcakes are a modern fashion, but these little parcels of joy date as far back as…

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