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Craig-y-Dderwen - The Riverside Hotel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, LL24 0AS

Tel : 01690 710293

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Afternoon tea at the Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

This is what our customers said about their afternoon teas:

A Perfect Summer Afternoon.

Lnda E, 12 Aug 2012

Such a pretty location on the banks of the river...and a warm Welsh welcome from all the staff greeted us. Nothing was too much trouble for them and the afternoon tea was easily the best I have ever had. The sandwiches were fresh and the scones and welsh cakes in particular melted in your mouth. The experience was a gift from my son and his I hope they will repeat.

Perfection - Not Just An Old-fashioned Idea 

Robin H, 06 Jul 2012

Bettws y Coed is the gateway to Snowdonia at its southern end and Craig-y-Dderwen is its hidden secret. Tucked away on the banks of the River Conwy amid green-clad forested slopes there is no more serene haven to which to escape to relax. If you are taking tea you need to leave behind your conscience but take your best appetite. Welsh home-baking at its best is seved with old-style courtesy to make this an unhurried and unforgettable experience. No better gift can be imagined.

Lovely Setting

Wendy B, 05 Jul 2012

We were lucky with the weather, so we sat outside. Very peaceful and relaxing on the balcony overlooking the river. Lovely unhurried afternoon tea. Everything was delicious with a nice selection of teas. Would thoroughly recommend spoiling yourself here.

Lovely Couple Of Hours

Judy P, 05 Jul 2012

Well looked after in lovely surroundings

Wonderful Day Out

John L, 01 Jun 2012

Afternoon tea first class

Great Food, Good Service And A Marvellous View

Christine B, 16 May 2012

Pleasantly greeted by staff and shown to a lovely window-seat overlooking river. The tea was beautifully presented on a 3-tier stand and we were able to choose speciality teas from a menu with a refill offered, if necessary.

A Very Enjoyable Afternoon  

Richard K, 15 May 2012

A very good hotel and excellent tea

An Unforgettable Occasion - Great Memory  

Joan R, 14 May 2012

My Red Letter Day was a retirement present from my work colleagues. It is the first time I have ever had afternoon tea and it is day that I will always remember and look back on with fond memories. The hotel was superb and the staff couldn't do enough for my husband and I. We sat in the lounge looking out onto the most magnificent view ever. The food was absolutely scrumptious. Everything about the afternoon was first class.

Great Afternoon Time, Very Memerable 

David B, 10 May 2012

We were treated very well indeed, everything was well presented and the food was lovely.

A Day To Remember Lovely Location, Food & Service

Paul B, 02 May 2012

We had a lovely afternoon. We arrived early on a sunny warm day. We were met by friendly and attentive staff and on the advice of the recepetionist we strolled through the meadow along side the river. It was beautiful. We were served our Afternoon Tea at a table in a bay window overlooking the river, what wonderful surroundings to enjoy excellent smoked salmon sandwiches, scones, welsh cakes and more..

Afternoon Tea In Betws Y Coed

Alexis B,11 Mar 2012

The hotel is up a long road, just as you go into Betws Y Coed. It is set in oodles of green gardens, with the River Dee running alongside. The day was so beautiful, we sat outside on the terrace and ate, til we could eat no more. The welcome was warm and genuine. The food, coffee and tea were fantastic and we stayed for nearly 3 hours. Taking a walk along the river after eating. Fantastic setting, brilliant food, great offer!

Wonderful Afternoon

Frank S,07 Mar 2012

Had a lovely afternoon - staff and hotel brilliant - weather at this time of the year not so good but did not spoil anything as we sat in the lounge overlooking the river. Food excellent.

Absolutely Lovely Location, Food And Service

Vicky W,16 Feb 2012

The location was lovely! Comfortable old school, friendly hotel with lovely large sitting areas for afternoon tea with absolutely stunning views!! The food was beautiful (including probably the best smoked salmon sandwiches i've ever had) and with loads of it. The service was friendly, attentive but certainly not too much. We were given plenty of time to enjoy out experience and offered plenty of refills of tea. Fantastic

Looking Forward To Going Again, Great Experience   

Susan C,20 Oct 2011

We enjoyed wonderful personal service, in a very relaxed and beautiful surrounding. Both inside and outside the Hotel, we felt that we had come aside from a busy week and found some time of peace and tranquility. We were greeted and served with care and attention, every effort was made to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Smoked Salmon Sandwiches, home made scones and welsh cakes, fresh cream and more! delicious. The lounge area was cosy and had a lovely view of the river and valley. We will certainly return and will take friends to enjoy the experience. Thank you for a Special Afternoon to be remembered for a long time to come.

Enjoyable Afternoon

Jill B, 05 May 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea of smoked salmon sandwiches and numerous different types of cake! Unfortunately the rain simply fell down - the first for about 8 weeks! This meant that we couldn't sit on the terrace, as planned, but we were shown to comfortable chairs and a table in a bay window overlooking the river, so we still had a magnificent view. Service was excellent and a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Wonderful Experience

Julie A,31 Jul 2010

'Tea for two' at Craig-y-Dderwen in Conwy, what a delighful way to spend an afternoon, in a top quality hotel. Drinking cups of tea, with fresh scones and sandwiches, enjoying the wonderful surroundings.

(posted 02/03/2016)

List of all News and Offers


We are offering a BEST PRICE GUARANTEE on all 2016 bookings made through our online booking service. (08/06/2016)
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TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate The Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel on entering the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. (08/06/2016)
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Hotel Wins Gold For 5 Years Running.

More Celebrations!! Visit Wales have awarded us again their most prestigious recognition “Gold Award” 2016. (31/12/2015)
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Afternoon tea at the Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel

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New Year Breaks

Enjoy a 3 night New Year break including our New Year Gala Evening with prices from £285.00 (31/03/2016)
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Romantic & Honeymoon Breaks

Enjoy a Honeymoon or Romantic Break in Snowdonia with our great deal. (31/03/2016)
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Hotel guest can now enjoy the benefit of free fishing during their stay. (29/12/2012)
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Contact Information

Bookings can be made online, or for more information please use our contact form, or contact us at:

Mail: Craig-y-Dderwen, The Riverside Hotel, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales, LL24 0AS, UK
Phone: 01690 710293
E-mail: e-mail info at snowdoniahotel dot com