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“Unique Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Will's Bar

Will's Bar
Oyster Catcher, Rhosneigr LL64 5JP, Wales
+44 1407 812829
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Rhosneigr
Price range: $6 - $11
Cuisines: Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Will's bar is the new bar at the oyster catcher. Open all year round and themed to the season, this late bar in the basement is a bit different from the normal Anglesey fare. There is sand on the floor in the summer, ski's during winter, retro furniture, cool music and a holiday atmosphere. It' s a fun place to hang out after a hard day to have some cocktails or some beers and a sandwich or two.
North Essex, U.K.
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“Unique Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We visited Will's Bar one very, very misty lunchtime last September - it was only opened this past summer. This bar is on the ground floor, with the Oyster Catcher restaurant upstairs. I think I'm right in saying that 'Will's Bar' was so-called because Prince William was, until fairly recently, literally just up the road at RAF Valley.

From the road, it all looked a bit posh for us :-) but we needn't have worried - Will's Bar wasn't like that and it ALL looked very good. People going to the restaurant were casually dressed so I don't think it was too posh at all. The whole building is very modern/unusual and eye-catching. We enjoyed a great bowl of soup.

The lady serving was very friendly and explained that the upper storey was level with the top of the adjacent sand dune and had a great view of the coast/sea. However, it was so very misty that there was no point in going to have a look - especially as we weren't looking for a 'sit-down' lunch.

The unique thing about the bar, when we visited, was that it had a summer sea-side theme and most of the floor was sand!! There was only one small area of seating that was securely fixed and that was 'taken' so it was a bit of a challenge to sit on the stools that wobbled about on the sand. So it was rather a unique experience for us :-) The lady said that the following week it was having a ski-theme make-over - but I doubt if the bar would have gone for snow instead of sand (LOL) so we think the ski-theme would have suited us (as the non-young) better.

It wasn't until I looked online at the restaurant's website, that I discovered the admirable ethos behind the place - it is owned by the Timpson Foundation and is run as a chef academy, giving young people a new start in life. The Executive Chef and his team juggle the running of a busy kitchen with teaching and inspiring the chef-cadets. You learn something every day ....

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wales
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“It's what you make of it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I'd been here once as a beach bar, wasn't too keen, but i came for the opening of the transformation into a ski lodge...loved it! Had a fabulous night (bar the pricey drinks) it's what you make of it and we made a good night of it! Love the ski lift chairs :) will be back soon

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“Not for me but ......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After being in one of the quiet village pubs on Friday, with a total of two customers, and three staff we were told to try here for a drink. It is very quirky, but as I`m an older person and not into the surf scene on a Saturday night, then it was not the place for me. Seating was very uncomfortable , and the sand on the floor was quite a problem to walk through. also sand on wooden decking was quite slippy . On the beach with flip flops - fine, but Friday night heels, oh dear ! Music was not to my taste and only two choices of draught beer was poor, Lager or lemon flavoured pale ale , yuk, rather expensive at £3.50 a pint.
Such a great shame, as it does only seem to want to cater for the younger class, who were downing shots at a great pace, but with all the available space in the building perhaps another bar more suitable for the older customers would be a good idea. The Oystercatcher is really more of a restaurant , but there should be provision for people who would just like a drink in nice surroundings. The beach huts on the verandah are great .

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“out of place”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Has turned the popular Oystercatcher into a cheap nightclub, out of place and not in keeping with the ethos of the main restaurant

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendliest bar and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Didn't actually try the food, we popped in to say thanks and to buy a drink for the said 'Will' having rescued us after running out of petrol half a mile from home. Will was charm itself even giving us some of his ice for home.
Bar had a great buzz about it. I note lots of people mention the sand on the floor, we like it .... what do you expect when half the crowd are surf mad nuts who are in the water all year round.
Intended to stay for only one drink after a meal upstairs at the Oyster Catcher but stayed rather longer as was evident with our hangovers the next day!
Thanks again Will the bar is definitely the only spot to be seen at in Rhosneigr.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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