Welcome to the Snowdon Inn website, where you'll find all the information about our camping and bunkhouse accommodation.
We offer a laid-back, peaceful place to stay for those coming to enjoy the beautiful mountains and coastline in and around Snowdonia.
There is currently no Public House operating, as the main building is undergoing an upgrade, but this will hopefully be operating once more before the end of 2013.
If you require further information please feel free to drop us an email.
Ted and Gosia.
Y Fricsan is ideal for good value group weekends and events.
We have hosted several large-group weekends so far and they have gone so well (and we have enjoyed ourselves so much) that we think we should let you know a little more. The basic shape to date has been a party of friends or work colleagues come and stay for the weekend. They take most, or all, of the accommodation, we feed them as required, we lay on great live music as required. The days can be spent walking in the mountains..or sleeping it off. Everyone has a fine time.
If you are interested then please contact us. We are very flexible and can provide as much or as little as you require. For large groups we have unlimited space for camping, or there are other good places to stay locally.
So much to do around here. It’s the home of outdoor adventure sports, and whether you’re a real adrenalin freak or just want a good walk in the hills – this is the place for you. We’re blessed with great mountains, superb and varied coastline, and some fantastic wildlife experiences (spring seabird nesting at Southstack, Anglesea; Ospreys nesting in the Aberglaslyn valley; Peregrines and Ring Ouzels in the local quarries, seals, dolphins and porpoises all around the coastline). For a good general overview of what the place has to offer, go to the Pete’s Eats website. www.petes-eats.co.uk
Set beside Llyn Padarn about two miles away Nick and Phil run a great outfit providing all you could want from watersports. Extreme to family orientated fun from two great guys. www.surf-lines.co.uk
Crispin and Tim recently launched this high-ropes course and it’s one of the best quality you’ll find anywhere. I went on it a while back, and even this adrenalin junkie got a good buzz. Situated just up the road next to the lake and the Welsh Slate Museum – we guarantee you won’t be disappointed – especially by the death swing!! www.ropesandladders.co.uk
Well run Llanberis-based company offering the whole range of outdoor adventure activities. www.boulderadventures.co.uk
A walk in the slate quarries. Ask us here and we’ll show you where to go for a surprising and truly awesome days walk. Totally free of charge. www.youdontneedtopaytohaveagoodtimearoundhere.co.universe
Although North Wales is perhaps not the most culinary place on earth – locally we are blessed with a few gems. So if you want to find something other than our top-notch menu, here are the best options.
Pete’s Eats is without doubt the best climbers cafe in the world. It’s been offering a warm welcome and large portions for 30 years. Situated on the high street, Llanberis. And you don’t have to debate on whether its open – every day from 8am to 8pm (9pm in the summer). Great breakfasts and a good all round all-day menu. Big portions of cafe food, but also serious healthy options. 5-star!! www.petes-eats.co.uk
Situated in the village of Brynrefail, about ten minutes walk from the pub, this is one of lifes beautiful little surprises. It’s a community company set up to house a dozen local businesses. Its profit arm is the restaurant, and its good. Great ambiance with lots of glass looking into the trees, and the new summer deck, this is the local place for lunch. Every day chef Gert provides a brilliant specials menu influenced by his passion for global cuisine. You won’t believe the value and quality. In season much of the fresh stuff comes straight out of the on-site kitchen garden (gardener Nick works most mornings and loves to talk food-growing). It’s like finding a bit of Covent Garden in a North Wales village. And you’ll get smiling customer service to die for – if you’re nice. Check out the regular Saturday night buffet – based on the cuisine of some far-flung culture. Daytime 9am – 4pm. Friday and Saturday nights. www.caban-cyf.org
Gallt y Glyn hotel, on the approach to Llanberis is famous for its Pizza n Pint nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week. Kicks off about half six and orders taken until 9pm. Get there early as sometimes they’re packed out. P and P from a fiver (extra for more toppings). A great concept well done in a buzzing ambience. Can’t go wrong. www.gallt-y-glyn.co.uk
Basically stay here at the Fricsan. Most weekends through the season we’ve got the best live music and atmosphere to be had around here. And the best beer. And the best staff who’ll serve you when they’ve stopped dancing. And you can stay in the bunkhouses or the campsite.
We put on the best that mid and north Wales can offer from Jazz and folk through to good Welsh rock. Most months in the summer we put on a whole weekend of music – outside during the day – with sometimes ten bands playing over the weekend.
But there’s plenty more going on around here.
The main scene has been established by an amazing little big man called Malcolm, and his partner Penny. This is no less than Hendre Hall. If you’ve never been there prepare to be impressed. A converted farmstead courtyard at Tal y Bont near Bangor. The main barn is our areas best live and dance venue. Oh how many good nights have I had there!!! Malcolms the best host you could wish for. The action is based around Friday and Saturday nights. Increasingly Friday is worth turning up to regardless – nearly always brilliant. They put on top live nights, sometimes part of amazing world-music tours, and pumping but serious quality deck nights. Usually about 9pm – 3am. It’s about 20 minutes drive from the pub – but we can arrange a 16-seater taxi there and back for a fiver a head. www.hendrehall.com
Down the road at Caernarfon (6 miles) is developing a good live Friday night scene, and we try to co-ordinate and support each other. (In fact if you jumped in our river you’d find them on your right as you hit the sea). Good place. Good intimate music nights. 01286 672158
Galeri is the new arts centre on the old quay, Caernarfon – 6 miles. They’re getting together great programmes of film, performance, and, again some top live music – predominantly Jazz, Folk and Classical. www.galericaernarfon.com
Byd Mawr – Big World. Dewi et al put on great nights where funk, reggae, African, Asian, Celtic, Latin and the global fusion grooves where dance beats meet world music. They’re into the politics of being really nice and do some special benefit gigs. The Byd Mawr dj’s fluffylovebubble, Tiny Bear and Hippy Ad do a regular monthly slot here at Y Fricsan. Check out their site. www.bydmawr.org
Cob Records in Bangor is the place to go for all your music requirements. Great selection of stuff from mainstream through to folk and world music. Difficult to leave empty-handed once you start browsing. Also everything you want to know about the local live scene and what’s on. www.cobrecordsbangor.com
For all but camping we need a 50% deposit of the total to reserve and for large camping groups.
If you'd like to book a bunkbed or camping for large groups, please call or e-mail us and we will contact you to confirm availability.
+44 (0) 7738 859 585