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Best Pub Food in Conwy

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Best Pub Food in Conwy

20 June 2024

Tan Rallt Holiday Park is conveniently located close to some of the best towns and cities in the North Wales region. One of the most popular and famous of these is Conwy, a small market town made famous by the 13th century castle which lies at its centre.


Many of the buildings within the Conwy region are steeped in history and this includes the pubs with The Groes Inn which is the oldest licenced pub in the whole of Wales. However, things have moved on here and many of these ale houses have subsequently transformed themselves into popular gastro pubs which serve a range of traditional Welsh cuisine alongside international classics.


We’ve utilised our first hand experience and taken on the difficult task of listing what we consider to be the best pub food in Conwy. To do this we have discounted some quality restaurants, but Conwy is afterall one of the restaurant capitals of North Wales. Without further ado, here is our number one…


1. The Erskine Arms

Situated directly across from the train station, The Erskine Arms was traditionally a popular sports destination with its own pool, snooker and darts team. However, it was transformed in 1997 when it was taken over by Strange & Co who decided to move with the times by making it a pub which was more focused on families & food.


We are certainly glad that they made this move as the result is some of the finest pub food in Conwy, all of which is made using locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes regularly but mainstays which are popular with locals include the famous ‘Erskine burger’ and their fabulous Sunday Lunch which draws foodies from across the region.


If you plan on dining at The Erskine Arms, then we would highly recommend booking ahead on account of its unprecedented popularity.


2. The Mulberry

The Mulberry is located just outside of the main town on Conwy Marina, ensuring that diners are presented with stunning views where you can see how the other half live.


In keeping with this upper class vibe, The Mulberry benefits from superb modern interior styling and a sophisticated environment where diners can sample a range of comfort foods and real ales.


The Mulberry is also dog friendly and we’d very much recommend taking a short walk around the marina with your pooch after you have dined as you strive to walk off your food hangover.


3. The Blue Bell

Situated on Castle Street almost within view of Conwy Castle, The Blue Bell is something of a new age pub as its menu consists only of vegan foods. This does nothing to dampen the quality of the meals which are simply out of this world.


The Blue Bell is the perfect restaurant during the summer season thanks to its large beer garden where you can sample the vegan meal options and enjoy a wide selection of quality ales. In keeping with the Vegan vibe, you can also opt for something a little healthier by sampling one of their Superfood Oat Milk lattes.


One word of caution is that we would recommend checking that the pub is serving food on the day of your visit with meals often available for a limited period between Thursday and Sunday.


4. Bank of Conwy

The Bank of Conwy isn’t really the best place to go if you are looking for a proper sit down meal. Instead it is a great option for those who are looking to enjoy real ales, fine wine, cocktails and light bite options in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.


Food is available to be ordered from the bar between 9am and 5.45pm daily with diners able to choose between tasty toasted sandwiches and jacket potatoes during lunch times. During the mornings they offer a range of breakfast options which are far more substantial.


What really sets The Bank apart is its quirky interior styling with much of its original features from when it served as a bank having been retained. This includes gated security measures and old style filing cabinets.


5. George & Dragon

Located just down the road from the Blue Bell on Castle Street, the George & Dragon has a little bit of something for everyone with an eclectic range of drinks, TV Sports coverage and wide selection of meal options which include children’s options.


Food is served 7 days a week between the hours of 12-3 and then again between 4-7. Here you will find your traditional gastro pub options with pies, burgers and fish & chips. However, they also have a “world flavours” menu made up of mouth watering pizzas, curries & noodle dishes.


The George & Dragon is part of the Star Pubs & Bars group which is owned by Heineken. You can therefore be confident that you are in good hands.