Top 12 Bars in North Wales Where You Can Celebrate International Gin Day

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Discover the best bars in North Wales that can be enjoyed year-round for a coffee, soft drink, or a tipple!

We’re pretty confident in saying that North Wales is up there on the list of must-visit tourist destinations in the UK. Every summer, the area’s beautiful coasts and the stunning countryside is alive with the sound of laughter, enjoyment and people enjoying the sun. Whether you’re on a beach, in a forest, or at any of the many bars in North Wales over summer, you’re bound to find something to enjoy in this family-friendly haven.

But North Wales isn’t just a summer hotspot. Throughout the year, the region is home to hundreds of eager adventurers keen to make the most of its challenging walks, panoramic views, and even its winter-time funfairs! Owners at most Lyons Holiday Park locations will agree that when it comes to buying a holiday home in North Wales, the fun doesn’t stop when the kids go back to school.

You can enjoy holidays for up to 52 weeks of the year (at selected parks) and come back week after week, no matter the weather. What’s more, our Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties are known to get people rocking around the tree, as well as our owners end of season events. Another benefit of becoming an owner with Lyons is the Discount Location Guide, which entitles Lyons cardholders to dozens of discounts and incentives across restaurants, attractions, and bars in North Wales!

Our top 12 bars in North Wales this autumn

International gin and tonic day is coming up on Tuesday 19th October, the perfect time to book your autumn break with Lyons and what better way to celebrate our love for what’s local than by directing you to the best local gin makers North Wales has to offer…

1. Pant y Foel Welsh Gin

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This Welsh gem is one to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own holiday home. Pant y Foel Gin is a batch compound gin company producing fabulously unique tasting gins. Try the stunning ‘Sweetshop,’ ‘Amber’ or ‘Cherry Bakewell flavour as a treat for the tastebuds! Or if you’re having a cosy night in the van, we recommend the ‘Pant y Foel Honey Spiced Rum’ which is sure to warm the cockles of your heart. Owners at Lyons Holiday Parks get a free miniature bottle of their choice with all 700ml bottles purchased – let the good times be-gin!

2. White House Rhuallt

Heading home from North Wales on the A55 after a wonderful stay at Lyons Holiday Parks? Get ready for the road and satiate that appetite at the White House Restaurant in Rhuallt. Located on the A55 (eastbound), this newly refurbished family-run restaurant homemade dishes, created using the freshest local ingredients and prepared from scratch. With a selection of hot drinks, soft drinks, food and alcoholic beverages, the White House is well worth a visit on a day out too.

3. Pen Y Bryn

Make a “gloriously serendipitous discovery” of this unassuming pub, bar and restaurant, located on the upper side of Colwyn Bay. This treehouse, which boasts panoramic views of the Irish Sea and the Great Orme, also offers its patrons a warm welcome, an array of soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as an assorted menu of hot meals, light bites, and desserts.

4. Gresham Tapas

One of Llandudno’s best kept secrets! If you like quality drinks, refreshing cocktails, delicious tapas food and a relaxed atmosphere in a central location, then Gresham Tapas is the place to be. There’s also plenty of transport links from Llandudno to the rest of North Wales if you’re planning on enjoying a drink or two over the festive period.

5. The Mulberry

If you’re looking for “Great Food, Brilliant Brews and Wonderful Views”, then the Mulberry is right for you! Enjoy the wonderful outdoor seating if you fancy braving the cold, or enjoy panoramic views of Conwy Marina from the cosy interiors of this restaurant/bar. Perfect for those dark nights where you’ll be able to see the town of Conwy shimmering with lights.

6. Hideaway

Up-and-coming new business The Hideaway is Prestatyn High Street’s answer to London’s SoHo! This cocktail bar, complete with themed nights and a fabulous cocktail menu, brings to the neighbourhood an intriguing take on an urban retreat, as well as a space to meet friends, family or work colleagues. With live music most weekends and even guest visits from Dave the Sax, The Hideaway is the perfect place to soak up some local atmosphere.

7. The Picadilly Inn

Nestled among Caerwys’ country lanes just off the A55 is the wonderfully authentic Picadilly Inn. With a country vibe to boot and a hearty feature log burner, the Picadilly always offers a warm welcome and an even more heartwarming menu. Try their local ales, truffle-soaked chips, or if you’re famished after a country walk in the stunning nearby hills, the pie is definitely a must. Wheelchair accessible, family-friendly, and open throughout the winter, this country pub is certainly one to stop at on your way to or from Lyons Holiday Park locations.

8. Erskine Arms

Formerly known as The Malt Loaf, but reverted back to the name it held in the late Georgian times, The Erskine Arms is Conwy’s most prized family-friendly venue. The courtyard to the rear creates a cosy cove to keep those biting Conwy Bay winds at bay, and its central location makes it perfect for those seeking shelter from long drizzly walks on the marina, or even a respite from cultured sightseeing. Open 7 days a week for food and throughout the evening for a drink, the Erskine Arms is definitely a thumbs (or arm) up from us.

9. Ginger’s Mexican Kitchen

Our favourite exotic haunt in Prestatyn High Street, Ginger’s Mexican Kitchen boasts a range of cocktails, mocktails, Mexican street food as well as 3 bars and an upstairs nightclub with a 4am licence. Their outdoor seating is popular in the summer…and their heartwarming grub is a must in the colder months. Owners also receive 10% off their first purchase – order yours on the app today.

10. Snooze Wine Bar

This Llandudno-based wine bar is definitely the place to wine-down after a hard day’s sightseeing, or even to host a romantic date between two. Its authentic interiors pose a modern-day twist, and its glorious menu of light bites, sharing platters, cocktails and soft drinks are diverse enough to satiate any palate. Rated highly on Trip Advisor for the wonderful service, delicious food and great atmosphere, we think it’s worth travelling to Llandudno just for this cosy gem.

11. Pendyffryn Hall Clubhouse

Open to owners and touring guests staying on-park, and also anyone craving the delights of a brand newly refurbished clubhouse with panoramic views of the Irish Sea, Penmaenmawr, and the Great Orme. Lyons Pendyffryn Hall in Penmaenmawr boasts opulence and luxury, as well as live acts most weekends throughout the season! Owners at any Lyons location can also enjoy 10% off refreshments all year round.

12. Vinomondo

Expect fine wines, craft ales, Welsh & Belgian beers as well an impressively large spirit collection at this glorious Conwy business! Nestled among the side streets of the historic town, Vinomondo not only offers perfect gifts and stocking fillers but also a child (and dog!) friendly beer garden to the rear. Owners can also enjoy 10% off their first bar order, or 10% off the first wine order.

What are you doing to celebrate International Gin Day? Share your pics with us on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #mylyonsparks to show us how you’re enjoying North Wales’ tipples!

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