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First Minister Announces £190,000 in Funding

The First Minister for Wales visited David and Robin at the Washington today, announcing a Tourism Investment Support funding of £190,000, which will see our iconic Washington building transformed into the new home for our third restaurant, in Llandudno. We were very pleased to welcome the First Minister on his visit to north Wales, and we’re really proud to be working alongside other important projects in the region that enrich the visitor experience and help drive the local economy. Developing the beautiful Washington building for…

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Llandudno: Looking back, Moving forward.

At Dylan’s, we take our commitment to the local area very seriously.  With our use of local produce and suppliers wherever possible, bilingual menus and music nights with Welsh performers, are a few examples of the ways we demonstrate this. As we look forward to opening our third site in Llandudno next year, Jane is now doing research into the history of the Washington. Aside from the history of the building, and it’s various uses over the years, she is very interested to know if…

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Llandudno & Dylan’s – The Washington

By now, you may well have heard that we are thrilled to be opening a third restaurant in Llandudno on the East Parade, with a projected opening for May 2017. It’s going to be no small task restoring the Grade II listed Washington Hotel, but it will be worth the wait. “The Dylan’s experience will start at the entrance vestibule with plans to strip the oak panels back to the original wood, restore the terrazzo floor, with a metallic copper painted ceiling and chandelier lighting the…

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Foodslam At The Criccieth Festival

What a huge success the Criccieth Foodslam was last month. The weather was definitely on our side as it started out pretty cloudy in the morning however by mid-day the sun had came out to play and it was a wonderful day all round. There was plenty going on throughout the day including face painting, an interactive drawing wall and a bouncy castle for the kids. A variety of food stalls from local businesses including fresh wood fired pizzas, scallops, falafel burgers, pulled pork, brisket from The Chuck Wagon,…

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Donations to RNLI Lifeboat Station

Last week Rob met with Criccieth’s RNLI Lifeboat Station Operation’s Manager Peter Williams to hand over donations which have been collected from sales of our charity pizza at Criccieth. 50p from each sale of our “Walk In The Woods” pizza is collected for charity and we raised £84.50 between September and February. You can read more about RNLI and all the hard work they do here: http://www.rnli.org/NewsCentre/Pages/Dylans-Restaurant-present-cheque-to-Criccieth-RNLI-Lifeboat-Station.aspx

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Investors In People – Gold!

We are incredibly proud to become one of the small number of firms to have achieved the gold standard in Investors in People. David, Robin, Nick and Liam understand how important it is for our company to have a great team of people who are happy to come to work everyday, feel supported and that there are opportunities for them to progress. Thanks to all of our team for their hard work and commitment. We are committed to keep Dylan’s being a great place to…

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The Great Strait Raft Run

What a great day for a raft race across the Menai Strait! Team Dylan’s took part in the 15th annual The Great Strait Raft Run for a 4th year running and came 15th out of 35. Well done everyone who took part, great effort! The Great Strait Raft Run is an annual charity raft run along the stunningly picturesque Menai Strait. For more about the history of the race check out the website here. We followed along and here are a few photos of the…

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Charity Pizza Donations

We were visited by some of the Cubs, scouts and leaders from 1st Menai Bridge Scouts yesterday evening to receive a cheque. We raised just under £200 from our charity pizza to help towards their minibus appeal. The new minibus has been purchased and the money will go towards the trailer they need for all their kit. We wish them all the best for their big trip to Europe this summer.

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Markets, Markets, Markets…

It’s a week before Christmas Day, you have your Christmas tree up, presents all wrapped, children quivering with excitment at finishing school for the holidays.. It’s a wonderful time of year! But you can’t have missed attending a particular traditional festivity and continually thriving event… A magical trip to a local Christmas market. Mulled wine in one hand, German sausage in the other, Christmas lights twinkling, carols in the air, beautiful hand made crafts and art. Ah the epitome of Christmas cheer.   Dylan’s has been busy with…

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Christmas at Dylan’s!

Christmas is well on the way, and I think we can all agree, the weather has come with it!   The dark nights, torrential rain and cold temperatures didn’t keep us from seeing in the Criccieth Christmas light switch on, and we weren’t the only one’s determined to ignore the horizontal rain to celebrate the festive cheer with our complimentary Christmas turkey and cranberry pizzas. Even the donkey’s came to say hello. The evening was a great start to December with wonderful choirs singing, a Santa’s grotto, raffle…

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