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The Lake Crafnant Cafe

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Crafnant Road, Trefriw, Snowdonia National Park LL27 0JZ, Wales (Formerly Lynn Crafnant Lakeside Tea Room)
+44 1492 640818
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

The reason for the awful rating is......it seems nowadays to always be closed! We've tried going mid-week and weekends to no avail. So to all walkers who enjoy coffee & cake/toast half way around the lake, I suggest you take a flask and your own packed lunch!

Thank LydiaBed
Management response:

I'm sorry to hear you tried to visit us and we were closed, the cafe has always closed in the winter months. We close every season at the end of October and open again at the beginning of the fishing season on the 19 March. The cafe has always been a seasonal business and will continue as it has for... More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Lovely lady who gave us a warm welcome. The homemade flapjack was amazing - full of fruit, nuts and seeds. Showery day but we sat under the gazebo in the garden and watched the fish jumping in the lake. Beautiful setting.

1 Thank Gail W
Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We called in for our refreshments again on visiting this beautiful location for what is fast becoming a weekly event. Caroline was her usual bubbly, friendly self, nothing too much trouble and presenting lovely home baked/ home cooked food. Two of us had the sausages on baguettes and they were award winning sausages, not the usual cheap ones other premises... More 

Thank Fergusk9
Conwy County, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

I was on a little walk from home on a very hot day and decided to nip in as I passed by. Very friendly atmosphere; my friend and I had a nice chat and a few laughs with the lady owner and although I didn't sample the food, the colds drink was most welcome! The lakeside location is enchanting and... More 

Thank nicklivesey
Dwygyfylchi, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Bought two coffees from the overpriced cafe and was asked to move on by the owner as she stated she didn't like cars being parked for too long despite the fact there were other cars there and we had spent money. It's a shame the old owners were lovely and these new ones are hardly endearing themselves to the locals... More 

3 Thank brennichucks
Primrose E, Manager at The Lake Crafnant Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your visit to our cafe was awful enough to warrant such a negative review. At the time you gave no indication of being so unhappy with our service, and we certainly didn't envision a negative outcome from you being politely asked to move your blankets and cushions from the car park. There is a... More 

Conwy, United Kingdom
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463 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

A Friendly Cafe with quick service and lots of seating outside with Great views of the lake Owner was very friendly with nice conversation and the food was spot on ,nice Latte Coffee

Trefriw, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

After a lovely easy walk around the lake in picturesque surroundings,a welcome cup of tea and cake in the cafe on the lake shore. A must visit!!

Thank carreglwyd
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Scrummy home made cakes, freshly cooked food, welcoming hosts and stunning view to enjoy while you eat - Crafnant cafe is under new ownership and in my opinion they are doing a superb job. Parking is very limited but there is plenty of space in the free car park at the head of the lake and it's a lovely short... More 

Thank Rosie E
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016

Just what you need on a walk round the lake. We unexpectedly found this gem and refuge from the rain and will definitely be coming back when we next visit North Wales. The homemade cakes were amazing, staff very welcoming and the setting is spectacular.

1 Thank Maggie B
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Friendly cafe. beautiful spot overlooking the lake. a brew made to your taste. Going to spend some time up there in the autumn so will definitely be popping in.

Thank ian9972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crafnant Road, Trefriw, Snowdonia National Park LL27 0JZ, Wales (Formerly Lynn Crafnant Lakeside Tea Room)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Trefriw
  • Phone Number: +44 1492 640818
Discover Llyn Crafnant in the heart of Snowdonia A perfect Setting for a Great Day Out Fish for Trout in Natural Surroundings in a Stunning North Wales Valley Llyn Crafnant is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt spots in North Wales, nestling in a tranquil valley high up in Snowdonia. The lake is three quarters of a mile long and covers 63 acres, has good access and is well sheltered on all banks. It is regularly stocked with Rainbow trout supplementing the Wild Brown trout and can be fished from all banks or by the privacy of a boat. Or why not visit our lakeside Cafe or Tea Garden and enjoy a delicious light meal and homemade scones and cakes after a walk around the lake or nearby hills. Seating available inside the Cafe, or outside on our Tea Garden - on the shore of the lake Apple parking and toilet facilities.

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