Drinking and nightlife in Snowdonia National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri)

  • Nightlife in Barmouth (Abermaw)

    Last Inn

    In a 15th-century cobbler's home now lives Barmouth's most characterful pub, full of inglenooks, old ship timber and other eclectic nautical memorabilia. Unusually, the hillside forms the rear wall, with a spring emerging to create a gaudily decorated pond inside the building itself. Kids are welcome, the menu’s full of crowd-pleasers and there’s live music on Tuesday and Friday nights.

  • Nightlife in Dolgellau

    Dylanwad Da

    The eponymous Dylan Rowlands knows how to pair tasty little plates with wine, and demonstrates this ably here, in Dolgellau's best wine bar. Cheeses, serrano ham and other small plates are still available. But – as the title of Dylan's book, Rarebit and Rioja, suggests – they're there as supporting cast to a personally approved selection of wines by the glass.

  • Nightlife in Betws-y-Coed

    Stables Bar

    Attached to the grander Royal Oak, and doing a roaring trade in lasagne, curries and pints for weary walkers, the Stables (Y Stablau) is the only pub per se in Betwys. It's a long, low-ceilinged, tile-floored barn of a place, but very welcoming. There's also music, including Dixieland, blues and Welsh male choirs.

  • Nightlife in Dolgellau

    Torrent Walk

    Real ales, real ciders and plenty of locals catching up under the low, twisted roof-beams of this 18th-century pub in the narrow-laned heart of Dol. Plenty of walkers, too, in season.