St Tudwals Inn

Delightful pub & hotel in Pwllheli

Outside Pub

About Us

St Tudwals first mentioned as a hotel in a newspaper article from 1873, probably the oldest pub in the village. The pub has been serving people ever since, nearly 150 years. Today the St Tudwals has 3 lounge areas, external terraces front & back. Fine home cooked food is available daily & comfortable accommodation.

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Dog friendly
  • Beer garden

A little more about us

So, where did the name St Tudwal’s come from, was it the Bishop or the Island? THE BISHOP Tudwal was said to be the son of Hoel Mawr (Hoel I) and a brother of Saint Lenorius. Tudwal travelled to Ireland to learn the scriptures, and then became a hermit on Saint Tudwal's Island East, off the coast of North Wales. Tudwal later immigrated to Brittany, settling in Lan Pabu with 72 followers, where he established a large monastery under the patronage of his cousin, King Deroch of Domnonée. Tudwal was made Bishop of Tréguier on the insistence of Childebert I, King of the Franks. THE ISLANDS Well, not much is known about the islands but given the period in History that Tudwal was a hermit on the east island you could be forgiven for assuming the islands are named after him. ST TUDWALS INN St Tudwals Inn as it is today (or St Tudwell’s as it is sometimes spelled) appears in the 1881 census returns, so it is possible that it was either built / converted from an existing building between 1871 and 1881 (i.e. when the previous census was taken). Intriguingly, a St Tudwell’s Hotel is mentioned in a newspaper article dated from August 1873. As is the case with trying to date old buildings, it can be almost impossible to get a completely accurate date. The St Tudwal’s Inn is, most probably, the first and oldest public house in the village of Abersoch. In more recent history Robinsons saw the St Tudwals as an opportunity to acquire a prestigious venue in, probably the most beautiful village in North Wales and acquired the property in 1973. We welcome your input to the history of St Tudwals Inn if it helps us provide more accurate information. Please forward to: ST TUDWALS TODAY Located in the centre of Abersoch, St Tudwals Inn is the perfect location for a short or longer holiday in one of our well-appointed guest rooms. Simply explore the village, which boasts many fine shops and restaurants, explore the beaches, 4 of them are within easy reach. 5 if you want to include a breath-taking walk to Porth Ceiriad. No driving required all followed by a homemade meal in our lounge and few of your favourite beverages. Our pub is a family affair taking great pride in running the bar and kitchen to the highest standard. The St Tudwals Inn offers two main public areas. The main bar offers a more peaceful comfortable place to while away the day with a fine homemade meal and a beer or two. While the rear bar is a little bit more up tempo with music, pool, darts and sports on TV. You will also find the terrace here. An ideal place to enjoy the afternoon sun whilst your children play safely in the play area. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay the St Tudwals offers 5 well-appointed en-suite bedrooms. Ideal for those wishing to enjoy the local scene, yet also those looking for close proximity to the main beach’s and any one of the local walks to be found in the area.

Opening Times

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We're open
12:00 - 22:00

Serving Food
12:00 - 20:00

The finest pub restaurant in Pwllheli

The finest pub restaurant in Pwllheli

Of all the pubs and restaurants in Pwllheli the St Tudwals Inn serves some of the finest homecooked food. You’ll enjoy an easy going casual dining experience that’s known across Gwynedd for its carefully prepared dishes. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or a pint from our fantastic drink selection.

The best drinks selection in Gwynedd?

The best drinks selection in Gwynedd?

We are proud to serve Robinsons beers alongside a tempting selection of old and new world wines, that complement our pub restaurant menu. For a pre or post meal ‘relaxer’ you will be glad to hear that the St Tudwals also offers the world’s choice of spirits, with prosecco and gin a speciality.

A great hotel in Pwllheli

A great hotel in Pwllheli

The St Tudwals Inn is a wonderful hotel in Pwllheli, offering individual rooms and en-suite facilities. Our ‘boutique hotel’ feel and tempting menu, mean we’re ideal for a weekend break or a relaxing midweek treat exploring the local area. We’re also popular with business travellers seeking accommodation in Gwynedd.

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