This is not the easiest place to find but given itís high up on the hill above Colwyn Bay itís worth heading up here just for the views on a fine day. Itís much more than just that though with a full row of real ales to choose from in a very lovely traditional setting. To get here in a car youíll need to follow signs for the zoo and Llanrwst and once out of the treeline at the top of the hill itís directly behind the first set of houses that face you - although youíll still need to head around these in an ant-clockwise direction to reach the pub. Itís a fairly new looking building with the ground floor being the top level of a twin floored pub built onto the hillside. The main room on the top includes a Large íLí shaped bar with seating all around it and although food is available everywhere there is a defined restaurant area on the right as you walk in. Itís only the larger main bar area that commands views across the Bay area. The design is predominantly wooden throughout with fixtures, fittings and furniture with a good plusher looking finish to them all. Thereís a very large car park out front where some picnic tables also exist as this is the sunnier side of the building.
AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
After some good directions but some bad navigating...we finally ended up at this great place with nice views over Colwyn Bay. The interior is spacious and welcoming...very nice looking actually. There is an outdoor patio too. The food is quite good and the staff very friendly. We thought the beer selctions were some of the best in the area...including hand pumps and real ale. I highly recommend this as a stop on any craftbeer fans travels through the area.