Tu Hwnt i’r Bont Tea Room (tuhwntirbont.co.uk) in Llanrwst, Wales is a hidden gem! We can’t pronounce the name of the tea room—or, for that matter, the name of the town—but that didn’t stop us from visiting (in July, 2017) and enjoying a wonderful tea, including the “secret recipe” scones!
Tu Hwnt i’r Bont means “Beyond the Bridge,” and that’s just where we found it (it’s a one lane bridge so you have to wait your turn to drive across). The building dates to 1480 (older than the bridge), was at one time the Courthouse, and has been a tea house for over half a century.
Most stunningly, it is completely covered in ivy!
Sharon had the Welsh High Tea, which included Bara Brith (a traditional Welsh speckled bread), while Stuart opted for the Soup and Scone—and stole a couple of Sharon’s tea sandwiches:)
How to Find It
Tu Hwnt i’r Bont is located in Llanrwst, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in northern Wales. We drove 11 miles from Conwy where we had stayed the night before. It’s about 4 miles from Betws-y-Coed which is a popular base for exploring Snowdonia. The GPS coordinates are 53.136775, -3.798027. We recommend entering coordinates in your GPS before you leave on your trip, otherwise you may end up in some very unexpected places:) Google map is below:
We’re always on the lookout for interesting places to have tea. The unique setting of Tu Hwnt i’r Bont and the delicious tea made for a very memorable Adventure.