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Tal-Y-Llyn, Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
+44 1654 782285
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Description: The Pen-y-Bont Hotel is a 16th Century Coaching Inn on the South West shore...
The Pen-y-Bont Hotel is a 16th Century Coaching Inn on the South West shore of Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) in Southern Snowdonia. We serve hearty Home-cooked fare on our Bar Menu, served with real, home-made chips (a rarity nowadays.)Our local regulars & repeat Holiday visitors enjoy our Steak & Ale Pie (which is full to the brim with large pieces of real steak!), Chicken & other filled Pancakes and a wide range of meals including a large vegetarian selection. We also have a Children's Menu & a Gluten Free Menu, and cater for special dietary requirements wherever possible. During the Summer dining is in the Lakeside Bar or, in warm weather, on the scenic Beer Garden along the lakeside. We also have a patio garden where you can sit and enjoy the flowers, especially if it is windy by the lake. We allow dogs on the patio. We have a room separate from the Bar where we allow diners to bring their dogs indoors.In the winter customers cosy up by the three log fires in our old Oak-beamed Fireside Restaurant. So if you have just walked up Cadair Idris or you would just like to enjoy our serene setting come and joining us for a quality meal that will not leave you wanting!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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Visited for Sunday lunch, usually advertised on board outside, but told no Sunday lunch. Four in a party requested same but then left. We decided on another meal, the meat of which was okay, the chips were not very good although another board outside had previously been advertising how good the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Christine D
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Wales, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Worst meal ever had staff unhelpful salad garnish looked weeks old and place smell mouldy will never go again

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

While on holiday we decided to treat ourselves to a steak meal and the pen-y-bont seemed idyllic next to the lake. It seemed to be on the expensive side but we don't mind paying for good quality food and thought that is what we would get for £20 for 8oz sirloin. What we actually received was terrible, there we no... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch, usually advertised on board outside, but told no Sunday lunch. Four in a party requested same but then left. We decided on another meal, the meat of which was okay, the chips were not very good although another board outside had previously been advertising how good the chips were. The carrots, four batons which would hardly... More 

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5 Thank Christine D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at the hotel restaurant yesterday evening. Staff were pleasant and welcoming. Food was good and scenery beautiful. If anything the interior does need a little updating just to make it less dark inside.

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Thank Sophie R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited tywyn and stopped off at this place for food one of the days! While the place itself couldve done with a bit of a refurb, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent!x We had to wait quite a while for our meals and some were bought out as others in our party had finished eating but... More 

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Warwick
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch and surprised at neglected and run down appearance outside, it looked as if no one cared see picture of broken table in courtyard seating area where dogs allowed- but strangely the outside lakeside seating area bans dogs. The burger of Welsh beef lacked home made flavour and texture and the salad garnish was brown and old... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Five of us called in for a meal Friday 17th July. All had amazing food. My wife and I had 8oz steak. (more like12oz!) It took up most of the plate. Cooked to exactly as we requested, and we told the chef so. Together with an excellent suite,we were left with a meal to remember! Some may complain about the... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Really disappointed with our Sunday lunch. Three of us ordered the roast beef for the pricey sum of £10.95 and we each only got one small slice of beef! The plate was full of overcooked frozen vegetables to hide the fact there was hardly any meat. The restaurant was not busy, so they couldn't have run out - unbelievably bad... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A definite must try, we had the home made steak and ale pie and a chicken and mushroom pie with real chips with were absolutely lovely. We were recommended to go else where but having tried another local pub in the area were sticking to Pen-y-Bont hotel. The bar staff were very friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

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Thank Coundy
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have been coming to this area for many years & always stop by here at least once for a drink & a bite to eat. The food is very good with good size portions (can definitely recommend the burgers). The couple who run it are very friendly & the beer is good to.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tal-Y-Llyn, Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Tal-y-llyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 782285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 18
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

The Pen-y-Bont Hotel is a 16th Century Coaching Inn on the South West shore of Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) in Southern Snowdonia. We serve hearty Home-cooked fare on our Bar Menu, served with real, home-made chips (a rarity nowadays.)Our local regulars & repeat Holiday visitors enjoy our Steak & Ale Pie (which is full to the brim with large pieces of real steak!), Chicken & other filled Pancakes and a wide range of meals including a large vegetarian selection. We also have a Children's Menu & a Gluten Free Menu, and cater for special dietary requirements wherever possible. During the Summer dining is in the Lakeside Bar or, in warm weather, on the scenic Beer Garden along the lakeside. We also have a patio garden where you can sit and enjoy the flowers, especially if it is windy by the lake. We allow dogs on the patio. We have a room separate from the Bar where we allow diners to bring their dogs indoors.In the winter customers cosy up by the three log fires in our old Oak-beamed Fireside Restaurant. So if you have just walked up Cadair Idris or you would just like to enjoy our serene setting come and joining us for a quality meal that will not leave you wanting!

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