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Maenllwyd Inn

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Maenllwyd Inn

Not been in a long while. Is the place as good as it used to be?

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Do they have a proper website with menu that I can check out?

thanks!

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1. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Haven't been to the Maenllwyd for a while, last time I went it was too crowded and noisy! I don't think they have their own website. What about the Hollybush just down the road from there? thehollybush.com/Hollybush_Draethen/images/s…

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2. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Hey mendip it's decades since I went to the hollybush! I have to say their vegetarian menu looks quite lush and well worth a try. I'm sold, thanks :-)

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3. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Went to the Maenllwyd a few months back, pretty dissapointing food and its no longer a pub you feel comfortable going to just for a drink.

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4. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Reading the sudden influx of negative reviews of the Maenllwyd you could be forgiven for thinking someone had a grudge against them.

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5. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

I ate in the Maenllwyd last week - great evening. Food was really tasty and the atmosphere was great - the palce was full (on a Thursday evening).

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6. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

I had a pushbike nicked outside there once, does that count as a negative review? :D

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7. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

@lotty

You must be eating in the wrong place my friend.

The reason for the sudden influx of negative reviews is entirely justified. It;s been bought out by a big chain and completely ruined.

Once the BEST place to eat out, now, I wouldn't go there if you paid me. Trust me, I mean it.

It's very sad as it was a favourite place for my family and we used to consider it a special surprise for any visiting friends or relatives. It was like showing them that, even here in South Wales, a special place with outstanding food can be found BUT NOT ANYMORE.

I would be genuinely embarrassed to take a friend there now.

Edited: 9:41 am, July 15, 2011
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8. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Any signs of improvement?

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9. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

Nope, still a 'chain' style pub with no soul and no specials board. It's just full of chavs now who don't know any better.

I pass it most days so know better than anyone.

I will call in this week while it is busy just to confirm the current state and lack of decent food or guest ales etc etc.

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10. Re: Maenllwyd Inn

I recently ate there and was hugely disappointed! I've always heard good things about it but seems to have gone downhill hugely. It's an attempt at a posh chain and fails dismally.

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