Come bask in the warmth of our fireplaces and try our award winning ales as you recover from conquering Britain's 2nd highest peak.
Surrounded by rugged wilderness and unforgiving terrain, the 19th Century traditional style pub has barely changed since its inception in 1834. Then, a welcome stop for merchants travelling through the dangerous Welsh mountains, now a bustling hub for hikers and sightseers; The Broad Face takes its name from its original owner Matthias Broad.
A playwright from London, forever in the shadow of his idol Shakespeare, he moved to Snowdonia to retire after having moderate success with his second play The Publican's Daughter. Falling in love with the rough worn aesthetic of the country as well as the charmingly gruff locals, Broad decided to commission the building of his own pub.
With sly nods to Broad's lesser known works dotted throughout the two bars, restaurant and four modest double rooms; its clear that the Duckheaths have a passion for the playwright, their enthusiasm for his works only restricted by the boundaries of good taste.
“The eighties had not been kind to the place, previous owners had plastered some of the walls in garish posters and the soft furnishings had not been looked at for decades. Jason and I had read up on the history of the place, and we wanted to restore it back to Broad's original vision – a place where travellers and merchants would feel truly welcome and at home.” - Esther Duckheath
Snowdonia National Park has a huge amount to offer. From wihte watering rafting, underground trampolining to relaxing walks and breathtaking views. Get more info on things to do while in North Wales here.