Pen-y-Ceunant Tes House is situated in the beginning of the Llanberis path up on Snowdon, about a 5 minutes walk from the trail head. Coming back down from Snowdon I stopped here. The teahouse is situated in a cottage built around 1790 and in the first room you enter a big fire was lit in the fireplace. It looked very inviting. Unfortunately there were only two tables there and they were both occupied so I sat down in another room.
I had a pot of coffee and Welsh fruitcake with butter. It all tasted very good and it was £4.75 (February 2012).
Pen-y-Ceunant is open year round, even on Christmas Day. In November to March it is open 10-18 and in April to October it is open 9-22.
The Dolbadarn is a hotel in Llanberis, and one of its two bars is open to the public. We went in once after climbing Snowdon when we had a half hour wait for the bus home, after being enticed in by one of the locals sat outside who claimed it had the "best and cheapest beer in town". Well, I have no other experience for comparison but everywhere else would be hard pressed to beat this pub. Its selection of drinks was large and well priced, as were the bar snacks. I would definitely recommend here after a hard day of climbing Snowdon, or after a relaxing day exploring the town.
The rooms are B&B, at £25 per night, payable by cash or cheque only, and all rooms have a colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities.
Pete's Eats is open for breakfast lunch and dinner until 9pm and is centrally located in Llanberis. This place has become a bit of a centre and meeting place for walkers and climbers in the area, both because of the cheap hearty food and the map room on site.
There's also cheap accommodation upstairs and shower facilities.
Pete's Bistro on the High Street opened in the site of a very popular restaurant in July 2007. It's very popular with hikers and other tourists as well as some locals, being one of the few restaurant/bar type places in the village.
The staff are really friendly and helpful and they serve a selection of mediterranean style tapas as well as wine and beer. You can come here either to eat or to drink the evening away from 6pm til late. Pete's Bistro consists of a bar area, an area full of comfy sofas and a more restauranty type area.
The building is being renovated over the next 12 months but there are also some self catering flats available on site for the time being.
The bar and restaurant is owned by the same people who run Pete's Eats across the road, a place that has become a bit of an information and eating place for hikers, that also has some bunkhouse type accommodation.
Favorite Dish: Dishes are between 3.50 and 4.00 GBP. We had oven baked tortilla, prawn skewers marinaded in sweet chilli, bread and aioili dip, cubes of spiced pork and boiled potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce. All washed down with a few pints of Staropramen lager. They also had some great desserts but we were already fairly stuffed.
The bill for 4 pints and the dishes above came to about 28.00 GBP
A newly opened ice cream parlour on the High Street offering between 10 and 20 different flavours, as well as ice cream chocolates, individual ice cream puddings (such as apple cinammon crunch) and ice cream cakes (to be ordered in advance). Also does cakes and hot drinks. Very reasonable prices, very tasty and very big portions!
a picnic lunch with local bread, cheese and your own choiceof drink in the open air is best anywhere!
The advantage of our Smart car is that you have a built-in table a well as transport.