Ground name: The Banana Pitch
By car: Google Maps – Llysfaen FC – The Banana Pitch
Parking: Small car parks by the bowling club and at the school, otherwise street parking
Nearest train station: Colwyn Bay – 3.6 miles away
Pitch: Grass
Floodlights: No


Llysfaen play in the Vale of Clwyd and Conwy Football League Division One, the sixth tier of Welsh football.

Their home ground is known at The Banana Pitch, and once you enter the ground you will see why.

Both ends of the pitch sit much higher than the centre circle, giving the ground its ‘banana’ like appearance. It’s a very simple ground in what seems like the middle of nowhere, with just rope separating the supporters from the pitch.

On my visit I was given the impression the club plays a big part in its local community, as a lot of the locals were wearing tracksuits and shirts with the club’s name on, always good to see.

Conwy Brewery’s micropub, named Mash, is nearby and gives you the opportunity to sample their offerings, recommended if you’re in this part of North Wales.



The infamous slopes of the Banana Pitch
Behind one of the goals
The view from behind one of the goals
Llysfaen in cup action against Bangor 1876