Bodysgallen Hall and Spa
“Elegant country house cooking with impeccable balance” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
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
Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 60
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Lunch served from: 12.30
- Lunch served until: 1.45
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9.30
- Wines under £30: 30
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 8
- Cuisine style: Modern, Traditional
- Vegetarian menu
Also in the area
About the area
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.
Places to Stay
Recommended things to do
Why choose Rated Trips?
Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
The best coverage
Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.
Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.
Plan your next trip
Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.
Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.