The Erskine Arms has been owned by Stange & Co. since 1997. For a fair chunk of that time, the pub was known as ‘The Malt Loaf’ which operated as a busy vibrant community local with successful pool, snooker and dart teams. However, the tastes and demands of the folk living in and visiting Conwy changed over the years and began looking for something more food and family focused. So we decided to give the old place a top to bottom renovation, restoring the old place back to an original inn with smart rooms for those visiting Conwy or just passing through serving great local homemade food with great beer and decent wines. With this in mind, it only seemed natural for us to revert back to the original name The Erskine Arms, the building’s original name from late Georgian times to the mid-1990s.
Our food is sourced locally where possible and is all prepared freshly in house by our talented team of chefs. We have a well-stocked bar, with beers, gins and even wines from the local area, and plenty more from further afield.
The pub has lots of old heavy wooden furniture, leather arm chairs and open fires, it’s the perfect stop for a swift half or a glass of something cold and crisp and perhaps a bite to eat too.
Our bijou courtyard creates a sheltered cosy little sun trap for those ever so brief Welsh sunny days and out of reach of those biting Conwy Bay westerlies.
Our pub has WIFI throughout.
We do not have a car park at the Erskine Arms however there are three large public car park within a two-minute walk of the pub. We do have access to a limited number of spaces for residents staying with us over night.
Due to the age and grade II listed nature of the pub, we apologise but access is somewhat limited. There is street level access to the pub via the rear entrance in Church Street. By all means please call ahead and let us know that you are coming and one of our team will happily be on hand to assist with the doors should you need it. We apologise but unfortunately we do not have a disabled toilet and our toilets are below ground level, only accessible by several steps. All of our bedrooms are accessible by stairs only.
With the confined nature of the space in the pub we don’t encourage dogs at the Erskine Arms, however guide dogs are obviously welcome. Well behaved dogs are allowed in our outside courtyard as well as in the bar area of the pub, please appreciate that space is tight so we ask that you keep them by your side and on a lead at all times. Our bar tables are on a first come first serve basis so if you do want to join us for a bite to eat with your dog then by all means pop down but we won’t be able to reserve you a table, sorry. We have water bowls on hand for your thirsty four-legged friends, if you can’t see one please just ask.
Unfortunately dogs (and other pets) are not allowed in our bedrooms. Our guest rooms are pet free.
2020 – Trip Advisor Travellers Choice – Travellers place us in the top 10% worldwide.
2018 to 2020 – ‘Visit England‘ 4 Star Inn Accommodation
2018 to 2020 – We feature in the ‘Good Beer Guide‘
2018 to 2020 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
The Erskine is believed to have built around the 1830s/1840s. The building was owned for many years by the Erskine family who were significant landowners in the area during the 19th century. The Dowager Lady Erskine was known for her philanthropy. During hard winter weather in 1864, for example, she gave £20 of coal to the poor of Conwy and Llandrillo-yn-Rhos. Read more about the history of the Erskine Arms HERE.
We feel there is nothing better than a lovely walk in the Welsh countryside followed by a well deserved pub lunch accompanied by a pint. Being set in such a stunning location then there is so much walking right on the doorstep so take a look at some of our recommended routes HERE.