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2 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BN, Wales
+44 1686414936
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Welcoming staff average food

Lasagne and chips for lunch and a pot of tea for under a tenner, warmed us up but wasn't inspiring. This place has potential to be so much better

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This guy doesn't deserve any business. We went in to look at menu over a bank holiday and based on expensive prices decided to go elsewhere. We were rudely told "you won't find anywhere else to eat you know". Guess what we did and this guy serves to fail and go bust.

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Herts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lasagne and chips for lunch and a pot of tea for under a tenner, warmed us up but wasn't inspiring. This place has potential to be so much better

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Monmouthshire
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Bistro Hafren was recommended by the owner of our accommodation and we had an evening meal here. We chose the evening special - 2 courses for £10. We had the gammon and the steak and ale pie. The former was tasty and tender and the latter was packed with huge chunks of steak and topped with the best pastry I've... More 

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Basic food done to a fair standard but we didn't exactly test them - Welsh Rarebit (lumpy, not grilled to a finish, a little bland) and beans and cheese on toast. Ordered these dishes as was in a hurry and thought these would be quickest however still waited 15 minutes despite being the only person in there (aside from an... More 

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Longford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed in the area for 3 nights, the food was amazing at the Bistro Hafren! So fresh and filling that we couldn't even squeeze in a pudding!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We ate here on the last evening of our holiday, the staff were pleasant and the food was good and freshly cooked. 2 courses for £10 was really good value.

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Wrexham
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Slightly disappointing experience.for some of our party. The lasagne was very overcooked and the scampi was almost burnt. Some members of the party have had good experience on previous visits, but this was not a good one. The service was a little slow and a bit unfriendly.

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Cardiff
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Went for an evening meal here around 2 weeks ago. The completely empty restaurant should have been enough to put us off, but we just presumed they were having a quiet night. It took around 10 minutes for anyone to actually come out into the restaurant to speak to us and when they did the attitude was of total disinterest.... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

After a long day walking the hills my walking friend and I called in here early evening (around 6pm-ish) hoping for a drink and a snackette (we were open minded as to what this may have been - hot or cold, a starter or a slice of cake etc). We were shown to a table by the front of house... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I think the locals know something we didn't. Wanted an evening meal, everywhere else in town was full and fully booked (19.00hrs) Not the best of meals (dry chicken, strange salmon with hard bits). No atmosphere, no background music. One other couple eating, lots looked in then went, some came in then quickly left as they wouldn't accommodate the customers... More 

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  • Address: 2 Great Oak Street, Llanidloes SY18 6BN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Llanidloes
  • Phone Number: +44 1686414936

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