The Old Workhouse, Bala.

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Contact : Georgina & Ian
Address : The Old Workhouse, 2 Tai'r Aran, Plassey Street, Bala. LL23 7SW
Telephone : 01678 521906
Listed in : Bed & Breakfast

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The Old Workhouse is a friendly B&B in a quiet courtyard just five minute stroll away from Bala Lake. Conveniently located in the centre of town, with bars, pubs and restaurants a short stroll away. The historic Grade 11* listed building has been newly restored and with comfortable en-suite rooms – and we provide a generous full Welsh breakfast.

The Old Workhouse bed and breakfast is located in Bala town centre in the Snowdonia National Park. We offer a warm welcome in comfortable surroundings that belie the history of the building, which has a Grade 11* listing to emphasise its importance on the local and national scene.
The workhouse has two spacious guest bedrooms on the top floor of the building, with panoramic views over the rooftops to the surrounding hillsides. Both rooms are modern in style, have en-suite bathrooms and vaulted ceilings. The rooms can be used either as a double or twin rooms with and both are charged at the same rate of £75.00 per night, including a full Welsh breakfast.


Gruel is no longer on the breakfast menu, but can be served on request to anyone seeking the authentic experience – just don’t ask for more. What we do offer is a very generous breakfast. The bread is homemade as are most of the jams and marmalade.  Eggs from a local farm and sausages and bacon from the local Award winning butcher who buys meat from local Welsh farms. We also offer a vegetarian option and a full range of cereals and fruit etc…If there are any special requirements, just let us know beforehand and we will do our best to cater for them.
Being in the centre of bustling Bala, there are bars, pubs, restaurants and cafes on the doorstep. Yet Bala Lake is only a five-minute stroll away and the mountains are all around us.

We spent over two years on the renovation of the building, trying hard to maintain its character, but at the same time bringing it up to date to offer a relaxed and friendly greeting in a comfortable setting. Like Ian and Georgina it’s a mix of ancient and modern.
The kitchen/breakfast room at the B&B retains its steel beams and slate-flagged floors, a relic from the industrial heritage of the building, but modernised and with underfloor heating.

More information about the history of the building is available on our own website

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  • Total Occupancy: 4
  • Double / Twin: 2

  • Breakfast included
  • Special Diets
  • Vegetarian option