The Groes Inn is a historic pub that mixes traditional simplicity with modern accommodation that travellers will find homely and welcoming.
Situated just a couple of miles from Conwy town centre the Groes Inn boasts a scenic yet convenient setting. The surrounding countryside and hills offer beautiful landscapes and views all the way to the mighty Snowdonia whilst the proximity to Conwy town means that shops and services are within a few minutes drive. The magical Conwy Castle is just minutes away by car and indeed the drive to Groes Inn from Conwy includes passing through the arches of the original medieval town wall. The Groes Inn has ample free on-site parking.
A traditional Post House and coaching inn, the Groes Inn was actually the first house in Wales to be licensed to sell alcohol, so in effect was the first pub in Wales established in 1573. It still maintains features of old fashioned hostelry, a white washed frontage clad in ivy and hanging flowers, a great old pub with truly hospitable hosts, where duke boxes and pool tables are banished and old-fashioned features maintain a rustic style. The Groes Inn pub has an abundance of character with nooks and crannies, low beamed ceilings and roaring log fires where you can sup real ales and fine wines and gaze at the collection of military hats and regimental plaques that don the walls. The Groess is family owned ensuring a warm and personal Welsh welcome.
The bedrooms suites at the Groes are situated in the extension adjacent to the pub and though this is a modern addition you would never guess, as it is cleverly in keeping with the historic fabric of the old pub. Inside the contemporary facilities and features give the game away, with their private patios or small balconies, an unlikely feature for the 16th Century. All rooms are spacious, with large beds, luxurious roomy bathrooms and are individually decorated with a homely and restful ambiance making perfect use of the scenery, facing out across the Conwy Valley and the mountains of Snowdonia .
Travellers to the Groes Inn have a choice of eateries but are guaranteed of excellent cuisine wherever they choose to take their meals. The pub is renowned locally for its cosy, homely ambience whilst the conservatory restaurant boasts stunning views over the valley. In fine weather drinks and meals can be taken out tot he tables and chairs in the peaceful, well-kept gardens. Both the bar menu and restaurant menu offer a selection of local Welsh and British dishes made up from fresh local ingredients; lamb and beef from the valleys, game from nearby estates and seafood from Conwy Bay. The chef and restaurant have earned national acclaim and awards for the quality of his dishes and he regularly adds specials on the bar chalk-board menu base on local seasonal produce.
Offering a natural traditional charm, a delightful setting, quality cuisine and luxury accommodation the Groes Inn provides a perfect base from which to enjoy north Wales.