The Anglesey Coastal Path 2014

Accommodation review


Finding accommodation on the Anglesey Coastal Path is fairly easy thanks to sites such as Trip Advisor and the Friends of Anglesey Coastal path. You can download a list of B&B's to suit your budget. As is usual with my choices - it's all down to personal taste and cost. I tend to use Trip Advisor as an overview and then visit the accommodations website. You can expect a little quirkiness, and you can enjoy that most times. All were very welcoming and the breakfast was always good, with some more than others.

Treardurr Bay - Ingledene B&B

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A good old seaside B&B

I arrived here relatively fresh after  the train ride down to Holyhead and the 11 odd mile walk around to Treardurr Bay. The owner greeted me and showed me up to the room. A bit dated but comfortable and quite big. The only set back here was the husband was in the next room blasting out the radio while doing some DIY. After I asked for it to be turned down, it was replaced by a radio blaring down in the kitchen. Once this was turned down everything was fine.

As with all the B&B's I stayed at during the walk breakfast was good and I was well stuffed before my departure. There isn't a great deal of choice for an evening meal - three places, and as I didn't want to walk much more I chose the pub up the road - The Seacroft. It's been refurbished, had really good service and the food was good if a tad expensive. It was a good end to the day though


Rhosneigr - Driftwood

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Look out for the purple door, it's near the fire station

This was a lovely B&B and the room was really comfortable. Boots off at the door then up to the room for a lovely cuppa. A good breakfast and good service. For the evening meal the local Thai  - Typhoon Thai, above the pub was visited - the food was good, but the poor lady serving was on her own. Still enjoyed it though.


Malltraeth - Swn Y Mor B&B

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The B&B is mid picture with the balcony overlooking the river. Idyllic today

The only B&B in the village and if you were driving through you'd miss it. Not the Ritz but comfortable and reasonably priced. The pub wasn't doing food as it was too early in the season. Luckily the small fish and chip shop was open, so a quick visit there and back to the B&B to eat in the conservatory with the rain pounding down on the roof. Quite satisfying that. Another good breakfast and a good setting overlooking the estuary - it's right on the path as well.


Brynsiencyn - Ardudwy B&B

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The Ardudwy B&B

The B&B is inland from the coast, a short walk up quiet lanes. The lovely owners even came looking for me after I'd enquired the location of the house. It's not next to the sea like the website header shows. It was a comfortable room with it's own bathroom next door. Good views out over the fields and I watched the eggs being collected for breakfast. The evening meal was in the village pub, and hopefully it's still running in the future.

Ask the owner nicely and he'll give a lift if required.


Beaumaris - Cleifiog

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Beautiful frontage to the Menai Straits

Without a doubt the best and most expensive B&B of my trip, but would be reasonable for a couple. A really lovely welcome, fire in the grate, nice and warm and beautifully laid out. As you would expect with a house like this the room was massive, wood panelled with a bathroom off. A massive bed you could get lost in and a superb breakfast. I couldn't have asked for more. The evening meal was a bit hit and miss - I had to queue for a table and the food wasn't great. Good atmosphere around the town though.

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the oldest house on Anglesey, as long as you discount the many burial cairns


Benllech - Rhosboeth

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The tea rooms  with the B&B on the left - entrance round the back

The B&B is a little way out of Benllech up the hill on the north side of the village. The room was quirky but nice and comfortable. Very friendly owner who runs the tea rooms during the day, and serves up breakfast in the morning, with another roaring fire going. Fine fare and a gift of the last piece of Barra Brith. I was given a lift back to Benllech for some pub grub, and caught a taxi back to the B&B for a few quid. Despite being next to the road it was quiet at night.


Amlwch - Dinorben Arms

Least said soonest mended. I was very disappointed with Amlwch as a town and in particular the Dinorben Arms. Poor service, and poor fare. Even the breakfast was a struggle and I knew my fate when the owner apologised for the sausages in advance. But at least he tried and was honest enough to know it wasn't very good. I almost felt sorry for him. But on the plus side it was cheap.


Church Bay - The Loft

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  Not much to look at on the outside

A tad expensive if you're on your own but ok as a couple, and there isn't much other choice. The B&B has a large lounge with small kitchen section, table and chairs and comfy sofa. The bed was really comfortable and a great sleep. Good views as well and the owners will cook a meal for you if you don't fancy a long walk down to the Lobster Pot restaurant. An enjoyable stay.


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