Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

“Elegant country house cooking with impeccable balance” - AA Inspector



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  •   Social distancing and safety measures in place
  •   Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
  •   Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
Opening status: Open
Our COVID-19 measures:
Bodysgallen Hall has not fixed date to reopen until Welsh Government proivide more information. We will serve no room service initially. Extra measures such as temperature checks for guests and staff are also in place. We would like this form to be applicable to the hotel and restaurant please. The Spa will open later when again we have been advised we can. All measures are applicable there too in advance of being able to reopen.

Our Inspector's view

A couple of miles south of Llandudno, Bodysgallen is a supremely elegant, stone-built Stuart mansion in 200 acres of parkland. In the immediate environs of the house, a box-hedged parterre laid out in the 17th century is redolent of herbs to this day. Inside, the sober oak panelling is softened by garden views through mullioned windows framed by gathered drapes, and by sympathetic, personable service. Balancing traditional and modern British modes has become an essential skill of today's aspirant chefs, and John Williams possesses it in abundance, garnishing barbecued ox tongue to start with deconstructed piccalilli and a cauliflower cheese fritter. A main of slow-cooked saddle of Welsh lamb is accompanied by glazed Bodysgallen root vegetables and tenderstem broccoli, and you might draw things to a conclusion with a soft and yielding cereal milk pannacotta with apricot sorbet and Mirabelle plum compôte. Excellent coffee and petits fours finish things off nicely.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
The Royal Welsh Way, LLANDUDNO, LL30 1RS
Phone : 01492 584466


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12.30
  • Lunch served until: 1.45
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 8
  • Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Conwy

The majority of the population of Conwy lives along its picturesque coastline, while a third of the county falls within jaw-dropping landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. The town of Conwy, which takes its name from the county (which in turn was named after the river that runs through it), is undoubtedly one of the great treasures of Wales.

Three fine bridges – Thomas Telford’s magnificent suspension bridge of 1822, Robert Stephenson’s tubular railway bridge, and a newer crossing – all stretch over the estuary beneath the castle, allowing both road and the railway into this medieval World Heritage Site. Pride of place goes to the castle, dating back to 1287.

Conwy is the most complete walled town in Britain, with walls measuring an impressive six feet in thickness and 35 feet in height. The walkway along the top offers splendid over-the-rooftop views of the castle, the estuary and the rocky knolls of nearby village of Deganwy. At the wall’s end, steps descend to the quayside where fishermen sort their nets and squawking seagulls steal scraps.

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