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Whistlestop on the Pier

Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
+44 7771 231463
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (22 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (23 reviews)
“scones” (26 reviews)
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Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go near Bangor try the Pier for old fashioned nostalgia and at the least a cup of tea and a snack.the welcome alone was worth the visit but try a snack and you won’t be disappointed we tried the Cream tea and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dbrailsford8
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind remarks

Reviewed December 17, 2018

On a wet and windy Sunday morning, having just attended Holy Communion at Bangor's little Anglican Cathedral, I went off to explore the small University City which is strategically located on the north-west coast of Wales, at the entrance to the narrow and turbulent Menai...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Prickles1
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind remarks Its strange but when we're not so busy it can often be more satisfying from our point of view because we can spend more time with customers like yourself . Fortunately for us most of the scaffolding...More

Reviewed November 23, 2018

Had tea and scones, really nice experience. The staff accommodated us very well considering that the place was heaving. We would definitely come back again

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank pinenut1993
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Thanks for your kind remarks We're staying open at weekends thru the winter because of people like you who still want to enjoy the pier and its amazing views especially sunset at this time of year

Reviewed November 1, 2018

Here goes, I never written a review before. Just want to say please visit.what a wonderful place best scone cream tea ever tasted. I visited Sunday 28/10/18 late afternoon nothing was too much trouble the couple who run this place are so friendly and genuine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank J F
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

We're really glad you enjoyed the cream tea and es[ecially thanks for the review. Bangor Pier is a special place this time of year (even with the scaffolding) Now the clocks have gone back the sunsets are stunning. The Pier closes now at 4 30...More

Reviewed October 31, 2018

Gem of a place, friendly host, good menu, fabulous burgers and a nice cup of tea. Will definitely be back some day

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Daydream17530491357
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thanks for your kind remarks You might like to know the Environmental Health visit went well later in the day and our score of 5 was retained for the next year Thanks again

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Stories flowed, great fish chowder and cream tea - try the scuffins... a cross between scones and muffins and all home made! 😃❤️

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Loveabele
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The Scuffin, a wonderful culinary invention!! Very filling, goes down well with a cup of tea, large enough to share between two.More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank joanne h
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed our scuffin It always brings a smile and if its a life changing one then so much the better They always say the best things often come from accidents and that's what happened here ! Looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this cafe for refueling on a cycle trip from Bethesda on the Ogwen trail. Fabulous place, with 2 very friendly owners 👍 who serve quality food & at good prices, very enjoyable visit.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank W4591QKrichardc
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

I remember your visit you had the wind at your back coming down the trail I hope it wasn't too heavy with scuffin going back up

Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Whistlestop café on Bangor pier is definitely the smallest eatery in the area, and possibly even in the country, but don't let that fool you - the standards are very high indeed, with the finest seafood chowder you will find anywhere. Their Welsh Rarebit...More

Date of visit: June 2018
2  Thank Hypocapnia
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words It gives us encouragement to keep on doing what we do best

Reviewed August 10, 2018

I was one of 3 weary ladies who had just finished a walk of over 20 miles along the coast path. We happened upon the Whistlestop cafe by chance, after our initial disappointment on seeing much of the pier was closed for repairs. What a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Jeniruth
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December 5, 2015|
Response from karadu2013 | Property representative |
Well that's so kind We try to please at the Whistlestop on the Pier I was there today it was fresh sunny and we made some new friends One day I'll get to Florida and meet someone like myself I'll taste their food and shake... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 231463
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The Whistlestop is a bijou cafe half way down Bangor pier. Its signature dishes are sea food chowder, Menai straits mussels in garlic and white wine with sourdough bread, welsh rarebit, burgers, pankakes and Bara brith. It seats 8 inside and 20 outside with stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. All breads, burgers cakes and bara brith are home made by the proprietor.
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