At the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno, we strive for suitability, traceability and quality in all things food and drink and are proud to support our local Welsh businesses. Whatever your tipple of choice, we have a range of local beers, ales, ciders and spirits available at the hotel bar including one of our favourites – the Honey Cosmo! Read on to find out more about the local breweries and distilleries we stock from North Wales and beyond.
Beer, Ale & Cider
Snowdon Craft Beer (Great Orme Brewery)
With craft beer becoming more popular now than ever in the UK due to US influences. At The Imperial we have a great stock of craft beers and ales from Snowdon Craft Beer.
Snowdon Craft Beer, formerly Great Orme Brewery, uses a blend of water from the Snowdonia rain basin along with other natural ingredients which is nurtured to produce a collection of cask, keg and bottled beers ranging from lagers, IPAs, best bitters, milds and stouts.
During the summer months the brewery opens its doors on Friday’s from 3pm until 9pm. So pop over and join a brewery tour.
Location: Quinton Hazell Enterprise Parc, 55, Glan-y-Wern Road, Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, LL28 5BS
Gwynt Y Ddraig – Welsh Cider and Perry Company
If you prefer a cider over a beer then at The Imperial we have Gwynt Y Ddraig Welsh Cider.
These traditional farmhouse ciders and perries are fermented and matured in oak casks to award-winning standards. Shaped by the elements and made traditionally using freshly pressed fruit, Gwynt Cider places flavour and quality at the core, using carefully selected ingredients, simple recipes and striking blends.
Location: Llest Farm, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd CF38 2PW
Great Orme Gin
This family run business who have created unique gins inspired by the magnificent Great Orme in North Wales, just a stone’s throw from us here at The Imperial.
All of their flavours have been sampled and perfected to recipes exclusive to them. All their gins are handcrafted in small batches by a specialist UK distiller.
Distilled locally, the Foragers teams are passionate about their craft with influences of water and the nature around them. With our beautiful North Wales landscape it’s really hard not to get inspiration.
Now one of the finest spirits in the World, Foragers gin utilises the very best flavours and freshest botanicals foraged from their own cultured land in the shadow of Snowdonia.
Location: Blackmarsh road, Mochdre, LL28 5HA
With a HQ in Rhondda Cynon Taf and two visitor centres in Llandudno and Aberdare, Penderyn is an award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits distillery.
Originating in the 1990s in the village of Penderyn, a group of friends dreamt of creating a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold. Soon enough, Penderyn Whiskey quickly gained worldwide reputation, winning over 70 Double Gold/Gold/Masters awards on the way.
Although known for their whiskey, Penderyn also produces a range of gin, vodka, cream liqueur and rum.
Fast-forward to May 2021 Penderyn has opened a new distillery right here in Llandudno and you can visit too! During the hour-long tour you will learn about the founding of Penderyn, the new distillery building, how the award-winning whiskey is made and what makes it so unique. You can see the mill, the mash tun and the innovative single copper-pot Penderyn still use. At the end of your tour you will also get the chance to sample some of their products.
Location: Old Board School, Lloyd St, Llandudno LL30 2YG
Try our Honey Cosmo at The Imperial’s Hotel Bar using Penderyn’s Five Welsh Vodka and Afon Mêl honey.
Known as being the “Spirit of North Wales”, Aber Falls was the first whiskey distillery in North Wales since the 1900s. Located near Rhaeadr Fawr, Aber Falls waterfall, their whiskey is distilled, bottled and matured using specially crafted Welsh ingredients from the surrounding area.
The Aber Falls range includes, single malt whiskeys, gins and liqueurs.
Aber Falls also has a visitor centre which is open to tours so you can experience the whole process from start to finish. Tours are available 7 days a week from 11am until 4pm. Or, why not try the gin lab experience where you can have a go at creating your own gin!
Location: Station Road, Abergwyngregyn, North Wales, LL33 0LB