Festive Dining in & around Snowdonia

Where to find festive menus over Christmas & New Years

The enchanting landscapes of Eryri (Snowdonia) transform into a winter wonderland during the festive season.

Amidst the snow-dusted mountains and picturesque villages, the region offers a delightful array of dining experiences that capture the essence of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. All within easy reach from your holiday base, here at Sarnfaen Holiday Park.

For holiday home owners or those holidaying in the area during this magical period, Snowdonia’s dining scene is a treasure trove waiting to be explored.

Whether you’re a couple, family or group of friends, here is our round up of some of the best local dining options for your special festive meal.


1. Nineteen.57 Bar & Restaurant, Barmouth
Just a short walk from Sarnfaen Holiday Park, Nineteen.57 Bar & Restaurant beckons with a festive menu that celebrates local flavours and creativity. This coastal gem crafts dishes that showcase the region’s finest produce, blending traditional Welsh cuisine with contemporary twists. From sumptuous mains to divine desserts, every bite at Nineteen.57 is a celebration of our local heritage. Check out their Facebook page for opening times & menus.


2. The Fanny Talbot, Barmouth
Informal fine dining in the centre of Barmouth, The Fanny Talbot invites guests to a charming spot where traditional Welsh dishes take centre stage. The Festive Tasting Menu showcases the best seasonal produce with authentic flavours put together by Head Chef and Master Chef finalist Owen Vaughan, a unique & inviting dining experience. Visit their website to view the menu and make a booking.


3. The Last Inn, Barmouth
Embracing its historic charm, The Last Inn offers a rustic haven for holiday dining. Here, the festive menu is a testament to comfort food at its best, presenting classic favourites and seasonal delights in a welcoming atmosphere. Visit their website for more information.


4. George III, Penmaenpool
Overlooking the serene Mawddach Estuary, George III charms diners with picturesque views and a menu boasting locally sourced ingredients. The holiday dining experience here combines the comforts of a traditional Welsh pub with flavours that pay homage to Snowdonia’s culinary heritage. Check out their website for bookings & menus.


5. The Grapes Hotel, Maentwrog
Nestled amidst Snowdonia’s stunning landscapes, The Grapes Hotel is a beacon of warm hospitality and locally inspired cuisine. Their festive menu captures the heart of Welsh traditions, inviting guests to savour the spirit of the season. Visit their website for more information.


6. Castell Deudraeth Brasserie, Portmeirion
Amidst the grounds of Portmeirion, Castell Deudraeth Brasserie offers a luxurious dining affair – contemporary cuisine in a historic setting. Their meticulously crafted festive menu showcases the best of Welsh produce in an elegant setting, promising an unforgettable culinary experience. Visit their website for menu, bookings & info.



Whether you’re a local seeking new dining experiences or a visitor embracing the magic of Snowdonia during the holidays, these culinary destinations promise quality moments of togetherness, delectable meals, and the festive spirit of merriment.

Plan your reservations ahead and embark on a journey through Snowdonia’s wonderful heritage & rich flavours this Christmas and New Year.

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