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Carlton Riverside

Irfon Cr, Llanwrtyd Wells LD5 4RA, Wales
01591 610248
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Price range: $41 - $51
Cuisines: Welsh
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having seen Mary Ann Gilchrist on the 'Great British Menu' over the past two years and having a mid Wales break planned I booked into the Carlton Riverside Restaurant knowing that It would probably be memorable. From the moment that Mary Ann booked me in when I arrived on my Ducati, I knew I was in a friendly place. This... More

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A well thought out, well executed meal, but without any great originality. But solid technique, good ingredients, and well chosen wines. Monkfish with a lemon and parmesan crust was very good indeed.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of the best events we have had for a long time is when we won a voucher for a hotel break. My having Welsh blood helped us to decide to go to Llanwrtyd because it is near to Builth, town of my fathers! The town and the approach are not the most preposessing in the world, nor is the... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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187 reviews 187 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We could not get booked in for a lunch and I tried to book over two weeks ahead of our trip so we booked for dinner which seemed more flexible for our booking period, so if you want a lunch, book well in advance is my tip. My wife just had a main of Roast Rump of Welsh Lamb with... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We are were absolutely delighted with our ‘Gourmet Break’ at the Carlton Riverside. This is a fixed menu matched with wines at each of the four courses and, in addition, a drink of choice before dinner and tea or coffee to follow with some modest petit fours. Other than forewarning Mary Ann about particular dislikes and/or allergies we were more... More

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Goring, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

After a break of several years we stayed here again for the third time. It was just as good as the previous two visits, Mary Ann and Alan work so hard to give their guests an enjoyable experience. The emphasis is on the food rather than the rooms but our 'Chinese room' was clean and comfortable as well as being... More

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Dorset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our third anniversary visit to the Carlton Riverside. Both Mary Ann and Alan were welcoming as always, as a retired chef and B&B proprietor I know how hard they work to make everyone's stay both comfortable and enjoyable. The food at the Carlton Riverside never disappoints, I can not recommend it enough. Both my husband and I are... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Don't let looks deceive you. A little dated in the lounge area, and outside. But the dining, service and food is exceptional. Recommend to eat at if you are staying nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

On our arrival we were welcomed by mary ann , who made us feel instantly at home ,and relaxed . The room was clean ,tidy ,spacious ,and the bed was superb. We had a lovely weekend ,and im only sorry we couldnt stay longer . We will definitely be back . We made a very good friend . Food was... More

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Mumbles, Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I found myself having to stay in Llanwrtyd Wells due to work and thought I would take the opportunity to try out the Carlton Riverside, after hearing so much about it. My first thought was that the welcome was slightly odd - I stood in the hallway for a few minutes waiting to be attended, while staff busied past without... More

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