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Possibly the oldest pub in Abersoch, St Tudwals was first mentioned as a hotel in a newspaper article from 1873. The pub has been serving people ever since, nearly 150 years. Today the St Tudwals has 3 lounge areas, external terraces front & back. Fine home cooked food is available daily.

Simply explore the village, which boasts many fine shops and restaurants, and explore the beaches, 4 of which are within easy reach. 5 if you want to include a breath-taking walk to Porth Ceiriad. No driving is required, followed by a homemade meal in our lounge and few of your favourite beverages.

Our pub is a family affair taking great pride in running the bar and kitchen to the highest standard.
The St Tudwals Inn offers two main public areas. The main bar offers a more peaceful comfortable place to while away the day with a fine homemade meal and a beer or two. While the rear bar is a little bit more up tempo with music, pool, darts and sports on TV. You will also find the terrace here. An ideal place to enjoy the afternoon sun whilst your children play safely in the play area.
Ideal for those wishing to enjoy the local scene, yet also those looking for close proximity to the main beaches and any one of the local walks to be found in the area.

So, where did the name St Tudwal’s come from, was it the Bishop or the Island?

Tudwal was said to be the son of Hoel Mawr (Hoel I) and a brother of Saint Lenorius. Tudwal travelled to Ireland to learn the scriptures, and then became a hermit on Saint Tudwal’s Island East, off the coast of North Wales. Tudwal later immigrated to Brittany, settling in Lan Pabu with 72 followers, where he established a large monastery under the patronage of his cousin, King Deroch of Domnonée. Tudwal was made Bishop of Tréguier on the insistence of Childebert I, King of the Franks.

Well, not much is known about the islands but given the period in History that Tudwal was a hermit on the east island you could be forgiven for assuming the islands are named after him.

St Tudwals Inn as it is today (or St Tudwell’s as it is sometimes spelled) appears in the 1881 census returns, so it is possible that it was either built / converted from an existing building between 1871 and 1881 (i.e. when the previous census was taken). Intriguingly, a St Tudwell’s Hotel is mentioned in a newspaper article dated from August 1873. As is the case with trying to date old buildings, it can be almost impossible to get a completely accurate date. The St Tudwal’s Inn is, most probably, the first and oldest public house in the village of Abersoch. In more recent history Robinsons saw the St Tudwals as an opportunity to acquire a prestigious venue in, probably the most beautiful village in North Wales and acquired the property in 1973. We welcome your input to the history of St Tudwals Inn if it helps us provide more accurate information. Please forward to:


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