The hotel has 33 en-suite bedrooms, two residents’ lounges, a public bar and two restaurants.
The Royal Goat Hotel was originally built as the Beddgelert Hotel in 1802 by Thomas Jones, whose wife had inherited the Beddgelert estate. It was conceived specifically to cater for the increasing numbers of tourists visiting Snowdon. The first tenant manager, David Pritchard promoted the story of Gelert, the loyal hound mistakenly slain by his master and created a monument known as Gelert’s Grave in a nearby field in an attempt to further boost tourism.
The hotel became the Royal & Goat Hotel in the 1870s to commemorate a visit by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught. Other famous guests who have stayed at the hotel include Casablanca star Ingrid Bergman (while filming The Inn of the Sixth Happiness).
1851 Goat Hotel
1998 Nov 25
2001 – 2016
Innkeeper Judith Pritchard
J. P. Pulhan
Hotel Proprietor Winifred M Adams | Hotel Manager Humphrey W Griffiths
Grade II Listed Building
Ben and Vicky Doodson
David and Michelle Cattrall, directors of Parkfield Snowdonia, who also operate the recently refurbished Saracen’s Head