REVELLERS choosing to spend Christmas in Beaumaris are in line for an extra treat at The Bull’s Head Inn this December.

Owners The Inn Collection Group have completed an initial phase of investment at the historic Anglesey pub.

Bought by the Newcastle-based company in November 2022, the works have seen a refresh of a ground floor lounge area and the creation of an additional six bedrooms.

The facelift of the lounge has given a contemporary cosiness to the historic venue, whilst remaining respectful to its 550-year tradition of welcoming visitors to Anglesey.

North Wales Chronicle: Polly toodle bedroom Polly toodle bedroom (Image: The Inn Collection Group)
The open fire, that has been warming visitors since 1472, has been retained.

The lounge’s wooden floorboards have been refurbished and supplemented with a deep rug, whilst seating options have been enhanced with new chairs and a plush leather bench.

North Wales Chronicle: Flora Finching bedroomFlora Finching bedroom (Image: The Inn Collection Group)
Making use of an unused conference facility in the main building and cottage along Rating Row, the additional bedrooms are comfortably appointed, with feature wallpaper and furnishings creating the look and feel of a traditional inn.

The Bull is offering Christmas staycations for the first time. Guests enjoying Christmas Day lunch as part of a three-day getaway will be amongst the first to sample the new look created by Newcastle-based design studio, BXB Interiors.

Betws-y-Coed’s The Swallow Falls Inn and Llandudno’s St Kilda Hotel will be the next sites of focus for the Inn Collection Group. Both will return to trading after long-term closures.

North Wales Chronicle: Bull lounge new fire close upBull lounge new fire close up (Image: The Inn Collection Group)
Work aims to start in early in 2024.

Located close to the spectacular waterfall of the same name on the Afon Llugwy, The Swallow Falls Inn will undergo a full and extensive refurbishment to bring it back to life.

A spokesperson for The Inn Collection Group said: "Plans once realised will create a new bar and restaurant, 40 bedrooms and upgraded facilities to the campsite, which will be retained and be the first such offering within the group’s portfolio.

"Meanwhile, in the shadow of the Great Orme, the refurbishment of the St Kilda will provide 52 bedrooms as well as a fully refurbished bar and kitchen to bring the group’s award-winning hospitality venue to the famous promenade."

North Wales Chronicle: The original lounge at the Bull before the makeoverThe original lounge at the Bull before the makeover (Image: The Inn Collection Group)
Commenting further on the refurbishments, operations manager Joe Lavin said: “We’re delighted to have completed the first programme of refurbishment at such a well-established and much-loved institution and to have that ready in time for Christmas.

“The new look to the lounge has given a nice refresh to the space whilst retaining the open fire’s place as the focal point of the room and returning the shine to the wooden floor, perfect to enjoy during December’s festivities.

“For guests choosing to stay with us, the new bedrooms offer a different look and feel to those elsewhere in the property and I am sure they will be enjoyed by those staying with us for Christmas in Beaumaris.”