We stayed here recently when looking for someplace to stay near Lampeter. It was a really outstanding experience. Let me once again explain, as I have in some previous reviews, that I rate like for like, so I am not saying this is a five star luxury hotel. I am however saying this is one of, if not the best, pub/inn B&Bs I have ever been to.
It is a small local pub with a busy local customer base. It is also a well appointed and maintained place to stay the night. The room was large for the price, had loads of hot water, a bath (in room 4) and good quality twin beds. The beds were comfortable with one firm and the other softer (If planned and excellent idea, and If not don't change it as it really works). The room was clean, nicely decorated, and had all of the little items (tea, coffee, soaps, shampoo) that make a stay nice. There is also good quality Wi-Fi.
The staff were super. We arrived at 8:45 pm and were given a warm welcome. We noted on entering that food was served until 9, so we asked if we should eat before checking in, and were told it wasn't a problem, she would go tell chef and we could order when we were ready. In the same spirit breakfast is served from 8 and we had to leave for 7, this too was catered for (an effort we really appreciated).
The dining area is small with about 5 or 6 tables on one side of the bar area. It was clean, and very atmospheric. As already noted, there is a large local patronage, and it added to my cultural experience to hear Welsh being spoken in the bar area, and to feel I was in a real "local" local.
The dinner we had was true to its billing as well. The "home cooked" meal was just that, it had a homely feel rather than a restaurant "presentation." The chips were hand cut, fried well, and reminded my partner of the ones from her childhood. The portion sizes were good, and my fish was well cooked and her curry tasty.
In the end we didn't have time for the breakfast, as we were running late, but they did have it arranged for us all the same, and were very good about us needing to go without it.
All in all, an outstanding stay, good quality sleep, and wonderful staff. Really top of their class.
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