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Plas Yn Dre

23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU Wales
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Plas Yn Dre is located in a convenient position on Bala High Street. Bala lies on the banks of LLyn Tegid, a busy rural town rich in history, from Socks to the Royalty to local legends like Mary Jones and Betsi Cadwallader. Plas Yn Dre has been a family run restaurant since 1990 but has gone through quite a transformation in 2017 with a complete re-vamp and the addition of 9 Guest Bedrooms. The building has been sympathetically built retaining as many of the original features of the historic building as possible and furnished and styled in a luxurious relaxed theme. The end result is stunning to say the least and we invite to to come and sample our wares for a drink in our snug or lounge bar, a meal in our relaxed dining room or a nights stay (or 3) in our luxurious rooms. Well behaved dogs are welcome in a few of our rooms. Our aim from the start was to provide stylish rooms, serve good fresh local food and provide an excellent experience for our guests.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
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katerade94 wrote a review Jun 6
Somerset, United Kingdom95 contributions23 helpful votes
We were staying up the road and found this amazing place to eat. The menu although small they have perfected everything on it. Would highly recommend anyone to visit. I doubt we will be in the area again, but if we are I will 100% be returning. I had the pork and was the best pork iv eaten at a restaurant ever.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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InexperienceTraveler wrote a review Jun 2
30 contributions6 helpful votes
Great outdoor separate seating. Lovely food, moderately priced however tourist hotspot so understandable. We has chicken and chorizo risotto which was very tasty, not bad portion size. Good ale on draught - purple moose. Fully recommend. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
MikeSlaters wrote a review Nov 2020
Corris, United Kingdom87 contributions32 helpful votes
Called in as we were passing. Ordered the beef rib, it was spot on. My partner had the mac & cheese that was also excellent. The price was very reasonable as well. The Guinness was perfect. Welcoming staff as well. Will be going back there soon.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
The_curious_limper wrote a review Oct 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom96 contributions94 helpful votes
Arrival Able to check in early, after a discussion with the receptionist. Room Expected more for the £150/night charge. Beds on the hard side of comfortable. Not particularly clean: rings on the bedside table and soiling under the WC seat. At this price I shouldn't have to get my own Clinell wipes out and re-clean the room. Limited seating for the size of the room. Be aware that there is a risk of noise from the street outside and the pub opposite. Never quite worked out how to adjust the shower temperature. Food Very good, well prepared and tasty. Breakfast Sian is a superstar; she made our stay! Have a look at BBC food's recipe for vegetarian Glamorgan sausages. The ones you are currently offering are pretty poor.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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paul robinson wrote a review Sep 2020
Horwich, United Kingdom2 contributions
We Stayed here Mid September 2020 for 2 nights and wish we had stayed longer. The room was brilliant and Max our Labrador was given a doggie welcome pack on our arrival which was a lovely gesture. The location and surrounding countryside was stunning.A lovely 40 minute drive to some glorious beaches on the West coast. The food and service in the restaurant was simply Amazing it was the best food we have had in a long while.It was great being able to have Max with us whilst we were dining. We will definitely be returning again. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay with you a special one. Paul & Rebecca and Max Robinson
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plas Yn Dre
Which popular attractions are close to Plas Yn Dre?
Nearby attractions include Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) (0.2 miles), Stori Beer and Wine CYF (0.1 miles), and Capel Clay (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Plas Yn Dre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Plas Yn Dre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Plas Yn Dre?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plas Yn Dre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cyfnod Cafe Bistro, Plas-Yn-Dre, and Aran Hufen Ia.
Is Plas Yn Dre located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Bala.
Are pets allowed at Plas Yn Dre?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Plas Yn Dre?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Tomen y Bala Castle (0.1 miles) and Castell Carndochan (3.0 miles).