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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.

Wheelchair Access

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 only accessed by stairs.


With the confined nature of the space around the pub we prefer for customers not to bring their dogs in with them. Guide dogs are obviously welcome. Well behaved dogs are welcome in our courtyard as well as in the bar area of the pub as long as they aren’t too wet or mucky and they’re on their lead. We’ve got water bowls on hand for your thirsty four-legged friends, if you can’t see one please just ask.


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

Our History

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.

Pub Walks

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.