Viv and I were invited for dinner at the Pen Y Gwyrd Hotel at the weekend. Now we've visited the place on numerous occasions over the years and even thoguht of having our Wedding reception there, but we had never spent an evening dining in. It's a very unique experience, it feels that it's caught in a quaint time warp, but totally appropriate to the history of the place. Indeed after dinner sipping brandies in the Smoke Room, you could only imagine what those 4 walls had witnessed! The memories of climbers, mountaineers and adventurerers are everywhere and worth a visit just for them. The “Home of British Mountaineering”.....maybe, but it certainly feels like you're in the heart of it, in a different era. A truly brilliant evening with great company.