‘The Cottage Loaf’ has been run by Stange & Co since it was converted in 1981, and was the company’s first foray into pubs. The site was the former ‘Dunphy & Sons’ bakery and warehouse and so it was thought to be only right that the name should have some connection to that.

Much of Llandudno is owned by Mostyn Estates , and under their stewardship has managed to largely avoid the fashion of mass redevelopment and reinvention, with alterations that have taken place, being sympathetic to its Victorian heritage. Over the years the town has suffered some years of decline during the meteoric rise of the mass packaged holidays to Europe, but is now enjoying a renaissance, along with the return of the Great British holiday or the rather clumsily titled ‘staycation’. Llandudno’s untouched and timeless feel gives it the charm that draws visitors of all ages, time and time again.

‘The Loaf’ is almost a reflection of the town she sits in…a few sympathetic additions and improvements here and there, but by and large it still remains the traditional pub that it was when it first opened its doors. It has taken varied routes over the years and played host to many a lively night over the years with local bands entertaining the punters and shaking the rafters! Over recent years though she has settled back into that which she always longed to be….a classic Welsh inn and is now enjoying something of a renaissance herself. The focus is now on our wholesome locally-sourced menu and a strong line-up of great local beers and quality wines.

Our reputation for food has grown over the years with visitors coming from far and wide to enjoy our homemade menu of pub classics and seasonal creations, not to mention our selection of mouth-watering homemade desserts!

The pub is a collection of rustic wooden furniture, open fires and friendly faces creating the perfect stop for a tipple or two and a bite to eat.

Sun Terrace and Garden Courtyard

The Loaf has a popular sun terrace at the front of the pub which is perfect on a warm summer’s day to enjoy a drink or bite to eat and watch the world go by. We also have our garden room at the rear of the pub which opens out onto our sheltered courtyard to protect you on those rather blustery days we do tend to get beside the sea!


Our pub has free WIFI throughout.


We do not have a car park at the Loaf however there is a large public car park right opposite the pub.

Wheelchair Access

There is wheelchair access to the pub via the rear entrance into our garden.  By all means please call ahead and let us know that you are coming and one of our team will happily be on hand to assist with the doors should you need it.  We apologise but we do not have a disabled toilet although our toilets are on ground level.

No Dogs Inside

Dogs are welcome on our outside terrace and rear patio but unfortunately not in the pub. Please just ask a member of the team if you cannot see a water bowl and would like a drink for your dog.  Feel free to make us the last port of call on your walk, there are always some treats and dogs drink for free!


2020/2021 – Trip Advisor Travellers Choice – Travellers place us in the top 10% worldwide.
2010 to 2021 – We feature in the ‘Good Beer Guide
2013 to 2020 – Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (now known as Trip Advisor Travellers Choice)
2014 to 2021 – We feature in the ‘AA Pub Guide
2016 – ‘Llandudno in Bloom‘ winner
2014 – CAMRA Abercolwyn ‘Food Pub of the Year

Our History

On the site where The Cottage Loaf sits today used to be a bakehouse and warehouse belonging to ‘Dunphy & Sons’ which owned several grocery shops, bakeries and wine & spirit merchants in the local area.  Read more about the history of the Loaf HERE.

Pub Walks

There are some great local trails if you wish to explore the area such as a walk to the Great Orme Summit or an informative walk around the town centre. Discover our recommended walks.