2018 - September

As the season turned we continued to be busy welcoming people from all over the world and our guests continued to enjoy some fine and dry weather!

We still found time to enjoy various activities in our wonderful area, kicking off the month at Surf Snowdonia’s drive-in cinema with the back-to-school classic Grease. Funny how the words to all the songs come right back into your mind….! And we were back there later in the month for the annual Pro Surf Challenge….

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Mid month we visited the annual Conwy Honey Fair where we were delighted to find honey made in Trefriw! The Fair dates back more than 700 years to the reign of King Edward I, when local beekeepers were first given the right to sell honey within the walls of Conwy every 13th September without charge.

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Whilst in Conwy we also picked up this old printing block tray from Drew Pritchard Antiques. We just love the old scraps of paper still clinging on to the wood. It is now on display in our guest snug!

In the interests of guest research (…!) we thought we really had to pay a visit to our local gin and whisky distillery - Aber Falls at Abergwyngregyn. We enjoyed an interesting tour followed by tastings of their delicious gins and liqueurs - several of which are served in the Old Ship pub right next door to us! The whisky is under wraps for a few years yet but we’re sure it will be worth waiting for! Also watch this space for their new visitor centre in 2019.

We took advantage of the fair weather to get out on our bikes - spectacular scenery and early autumn colour above the Conwy Valley. I also braved a chilly swim in one of our local lakes….

Finally, we ended the month helping to run our village coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. We had a fantastic turnout and raised a brilliant £610 - a huge thank you to everyone who baked goodies, donated raffle prizes and bought cakes!!

Jasmine