Review on Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel

Built on the site of an ancient Cistercian abbey, the exterior of this family-run coaching inn has been attractively re-fashioned with local granite and Ruabon brickwork, and is now one of Conwy's most photographed buildings – along with the town's historic castle. Painted scenes from the bard's plays (courtesy of Victorian artist and illustrator John Dawson-Watson) line the walls of Shakespeare's Restaurant, and the menu does its best to celebrate Welsh produce in contemporary fashion.

For starters, you might be offered crispy belly pork on 'own recipe' black pudding with white bean purée or mille-feuille of Conwy mussels, while main courses could embrace roast rump of lamb with spring onion mash, shallot and tomato jus or roast fillet of cod with spiced lentils. To conclude, try rhubarb and walnut tart or dip into the fine selection of Welsh cheeses.

If you're short of time, make a beeline for Dawsons Bar Cuisine, which provides an extensive menu of casual, bistro-style food in unfussy surroundings. The wine list is a workmanlike assortment of quaffable bottles bolstered by some finer vintages for those wanting to splash out.

Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel is also featured in: AA Guide

Rate this Restaurant


Modern British


Leigh Marshall

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 7.30 - 10.00am (8.00 - 10.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 9.0pm

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

Online Booking Availability for Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel

Facilities at Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private parties


Accomodation is available, (28 rooms)


Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel
High Street
LL32 8DB

Customer Ratings on Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel

Please join our community and share your comments on this restaurant.

Rate this Restaurant

Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel Christmas Menu

Restaurant menus often vary from day to day, so the above should be treated as examples of what to expect in terms of cuisine and price.

Images of Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel

Virtual Tour of Dawson's @ the Castle Hotel