About Us

A fair life

The present Ty’n Llan premises were built in the 1860s as part of the Glynllifon estate. It’s an impressive Grade II listed historic building and is the heart of the picturesque village of Llandwrog. From Eben Fardd to Edward H – poets, singers and celebrities have met here over the years.

A safe world

The pub’s doors closed in 2017 and the village was left with nowhere to meet and socialise. In February 2021 over 100 villagers showed their support to safeguard its future and buy the building. Menter Ty’n Llan, a Community Benefit Society, was established with a Management Committee of 14 experienced members, and over £400,000 was raised in shares. Now we must raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to transform Ty’n Llan into a contemporary an exciting community hub. 

A good old beer

Ty’n Llan’s doors re-opened on a temporary basis in December 2021 and the fundraising efforts continue. If we reach our financial targets, we can realise our vision of a contemporary bar, kitchen and restaurant, 5 en-suite luxury bedrooms, a rear extension with views of the Eifl, a community room for meetings, societies and clubs, an attractive beer garden for the whole family with an outdoor kitchen and ample parking with a charging point for electric cars.

The strength of Menter Ty’n Llan lies in its members and volunteers. Each shareholder is a member of the Society, and there are over 1000 members so far. There are also over 30 people on the enterprise’s committees including the Management Committee and 6 sub-committees responsible for different areas of activity and expertise: Business Operations; Marketing, Branding and Communications; Renovation and Maintenance; Food and Drink; Outside area & garden; Events and Entertainment. These committees ensure the effective development and running of Ty’n Llan and carry out specific tasks on its behalf.

Caryl Elin Lewis

Owner-director Cwmni CELyn Cyf; Chair Llandwrog School Governors and Llandwrog Village Committee and founding member of Merched Mentrus Môn a Gwynedd.  Formerly – senior posts with Gwynedd Council; Director of Mudiad Meithrin Cymru; associate consultant to the Institute of Public Care and Mental Health Foundation Wales.

Catrin Huws

BBC production manager for Welsh-language programmes and online content. Responsible for co-ordinating many aspects of national broadcasting projects.

Huw Jones

Chair of Portmeirion Ltd and Ymddiriedolaeth Nant Gwrtheyrn. Formerly Chair and Chief Executive of S4C, co-founder of Sain, Barcud and Teledu’r Tir Glas and Trustee of RSPB and Royal Television Society.

Carys Aaron

Trustee of ‘Sistema Cymru – Codi’r To’; director Adra Lodge Cyf hostel and restaurant. Formerly Business Manager and director Ffilmiau’r Nant Cyf; law lecturer Bangor Law School. Former company secretary Galeri Caernarfon Cyf and Crochan Celf; former Chair of Governors Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen.

Wyn Roberts

Owner-director of AQUA Marketing Ltd with extensive expertise in digital marketing and the tourism sector. Director of Galeri Caernarfon Cyf, Hwb Eryri Cyf, Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG) and Cooliture Cyf.

Angharad Gwyn

Owner-director of Welsh retail company Adra; Leader and co-founder of Clwb Gwawr Llandwrog; former chair of the school PTA and of the village Ti a Fi group; member of Coleg Glynllifon Council and a business role model with Big Ideas Wales.

Dylan Wyn Herbert

Head of Resources & Work Planning SP Energy Network; Community Councillor for Penygroes; member – Caernarfon RFC Committee, North Wales Rugby Union Referees Society; STEM ambassador.

Ian Kenrick Hughes

Business Manager for the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency, having worked in local government for over 35 years. Former member of Governors at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen and Ysgol Llandwrog.

Bethan Mary Jones

Professional actor who has lived in Llandwrog for 25 years and raised 4 children. Former Chair of Governors of Ysgol Llandwrog. Owns a self-catering accommodation business.

Sion Huw Jones

Teacher at Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen; part owner of Hairline Inc GC. Has lived in the village all his life and seen Ty’n Llan flourish as a child and adult. Passionate about seeing Ty’n Llan once again at the heart of the village.

Alun Prytherch

Chief Business Analyst at VISA, defining how the company’s next-generation payment systems will work. Formerly – Business Advisor to Barclays, Bank of America, Lloyds and the Royal Mint; Retail Statistician and Forecaster for Sainsbury’s.

Iwan Williams

Head of Music at Ysgol Glan y Môr Pwllheli; adjudicator and choral conductor. Passionate about Welsh culture and community spirit.

Sioned Williams

Head of Gwynedd Council’s Economy and Community development department, responsible for economic development, tourism, events, regeneration programmes, skills and employment. Qualified town planner, supporting social enterprises for 25 years. Member of various management boards; advisory roles with North Wales Economic Ambition and Snowdonia Enterprise Boards; former chair of North Wales Skills and Employment Board; Chair of Sport North Wales.

Grant Peisley

Founding director of Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG), Anglesey and Gwynedd Recovery Organisation (AGRO), YnNi Teg, Ynni Newydd, Ynni Lleu and YnNi Llyn; Director of Community Energy Wales; Advisor for the Plunkett Foundation.