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At Snowdonia Parc in Waunfawr – which is close to Caernarfon in Gwynedd – you will find a fantastic real ale pub, one that has its very own microbrewery on site. The pub has won the CAMRA Pub of the Year Award for the region for four years in a row, so you know you are in for a good pint and a welcoming atmosphere.

Once you’ve spent your day tromping around the various natural beauties of the Snowdonia National Park, you can take a load off and slake your thirst here. And even better, they are more than happy for you to bring the dog along.

The food is all home cooked, offering all the classic pub grub choices, as well as some extra local specialties. The ales that are brewed in the microbrewery are done so using water from Snowdonia, giving them a crisp taste and a local twist. Make sure to try the popular Carmen Sutra and the Aur Eryri Gold beer.

The pub is close to the railway station, so why not take a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway, then finish with a pint of Welsh Highland Bitter. 

Location

Located within the Snowdonia National Park in Waunfawr, this pub is nestled in the countryside. A car park is available. 

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