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We love a good adventure at the Groes Inn, and we couldn’t be happier that Surf Snowdonia, the ultimate in man-made attractions in North Wales – is opening for the year on the 11th of March. At Surf Snowdonia you can undertake the first commercial artificial surfing lake (and to this day, the UK’s only one!) by catching some (artificial) waves. Artificial they might be – but...
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To Love and to Cwtch at the Groes Inn

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“Cwtch” is a wonderful word within the Welsh language, and essentially, it means to hug, or cuddle. It’s quite tricky, though – it’s not just any fleeting wrap of the arms or any old squeeze. Where a cwtch is different from a cuddle is paramount and what makes the word so very special. It’s feeling. To cwtch means to give someone you love a special kind of hug that’s abso...
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The Ugly House – A History

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There are so many facets of history, quirks and oddities within North Wales at large – and Snowdonia is probably the most interesting of all of the region. Did you know that in nearby Betws y Coed there’s quite an odd attraction called The Ugly House in Capel Curig? The Ugly House is made from quite a large amount of boulders which are wedged into place, making up the walls....
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Snow Tourism and Staying Safe

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Quite a popular activity in recent years, Snow tourism is bringing quite a few people to Snowdonia national park this winter, thanks to generally fine conditions and the dustings of snow we’ve been generously afforded in November. We’re thrilled to be slap bang in the middle of Snowdonia – it’s beautiful throughout the year and there’s always so much to do throughout all of ...
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Groes Inn Joins Proud Family Business

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Independent and family owned brewers, JW Lees has purchased of The Groes Inn which overlooks the stunning Conwy Estuary in North Wales. The Groes Inn is one of the oldest pubs in Wales and has been owned by the Humphreys family for the last 30 years and we are delighted it has been handed over to another family run company. The purchase follows successful JW Lees Managed Hou...
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Wild Swimming: Give it a go!

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It’s soon going to be that time of year where the days get shorter, and so very much colder. But at the Groes Inn, we like to savour the best of everything while it’s around. So why not take the plunge into Wild Swimming while the days are still long and the weather’s still on our side? For those so inclined, our fantastic Hotel in Conwy o...
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