“Strikingly modern inn, certainly worth finding” - AA Inspector
Grade II listed the Cross Foxes may be, but what an interior! It’s true that traditional Welsh materials like slate and stone are used in the design, but the effect is light years from being Welsh Traditional. In the impressive bar you’ll find regional real ales and ciders, and in the café a multiplicity of teas (including one from Wales), fresh coffees and finger sandwiches; here they also serve a Welsh cream tea and a champagne afternoon tea. A meal in The Grill dining room might be potted laver cockles; Welsh lamb, potato and ale pie, mash or chips; and lemon and raspberry ripple tart. Gaze at Cader Idris from the large decked area.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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