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Pen-y-Bont Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Tal-Y-Llyn, Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
+44 1654 782285
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Angela and Brian were such fabulous hosts for our stay at their hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a lovely comfortable room, enjoyed a delicious dinner and breakfast each day, as well as a drink by the open fire in the evening. It is such a warm, cosy hotel and we look forward to returning.

Thank 570bb1
Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

We ate dinner and breakfast here on two days. Both were really very tasty. The full welsh breakfast was really good.

Thank Woodstock1485
2 reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Angela and Brian are awesome hosts, they always serve you with a smile! They laid on a special breakfast to our request. NOTHING is too much trouble for them. We highly recommend their delicious food, it most certainly will wet your tastebuds. This hotel is clean, friendly and warm, even the glowing fire was topped up. Nice spacious bedrooms, with... More 

Thank Jane H
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

I am at a bit of a loss to know what to say about this establishment. In the past I have regarded it as a pub and have had several visits over the years for a pint and lunch, in fact we went there rather than the pub in Abergnolwyn. It is seems to be in transition from a pub... More 

Thank Brian33
Portrush, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 23, 2016

A hidden gem we want everyone to know about. Lovely place, lovely food, lovely people... seeing is believing!

Thank CYER123
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Angela and Brian are fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much for them. They laid on a specially requested breakfast for us. Dinner was wholesome and fresh. Everything was served with a smile. They work hard to maintain a happy friendly clean hotel which has stunning views across the lakes and mountains. The rooms are well equipped, clean and with luxurious... More 

Thank J_JJoshi
York, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Early evening meal in beer garden overlooking Lake Talyllyn Nice food but brilliant views as picture suggests Relaxing surroundings

Thank yorkuk
1 review
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped here for the night on the way home after walking up Snowdon earlier in the day. We had booked earlier, giving a approximate time of arrival. Plenty of parking just outside the hotel overlooking a large lake. We were welcomed, shown the room and told to ask if there was anything we required. We decided to have a... More 

Thank Ian Y
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

We have always admired the location of this hotel and have stopped for a drink once on the way back from Aberdovey. We always intended to have a longer stay next time. Not anymore. My husband and a work colleague were driving home to Shrewsbury after a business meeting when my husband's car broke down near the hotel. Without any... More 

32 Thank Big_Shropshire_Lass
Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this review

This is Angela, Brian's Partner. I cannot believe how you have over reacted to such a degree over a perfectly ordinary situation. The situation being you using our private telephone. We have offered help to hundreds of people over the years who have had car breakdowns in this immediate vicinity despite the fact that there is a public call box... More 

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Popped into the hotel when on a walk through the area. Beer garden looked a bit tatty with lots of empty glasses, and too many no dogs signs. This was better than the interior of a very old and dark hotel. After a bit of a wait just had an ice cream. We were going to eat but had no... More 

29 Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $18
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tal-Y-Llyn, Tal-y-llyn, Snowdonia National Park LL36 9AJ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Tal-y-llyn
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 782285
The Pen-y-Bont Hotel is a 16th Century Coaching Inn on the South West shore of Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) in Southern Snowdonia. We serve hearty Home-cooked fare on our Bar Menu, served with real, home-made chips (a rarity nowadays.)Our local regulars & repeat Holiday visitors enjoy our Steak & Ale Pie (which is full to the brim with large pieces of real steak!), Chicken & other filled Pancakes and a wide range of meals including a large vegetarian selection. We also have a Children's Menu & a Gluten Free Menu, and cater for special dietary requirements wherever possible. During the Summer dining is in the Lakeside Bar or, in warm weather, on the scenic Beer Garden along the lakeside. We also have a patio garden where you can sit and enjoy the flowers, especially if it is windy by the lake. We allow dogs on the patio. We have a room separate from the Bar where we allow diners to bring their dogs indoors.In the winter customers cosy up by the three log fires in our old Oak-beamed Fireside Restaurant. So if you have just walked up Cadair Idris or you would just like to enjoy our serene setting come and joining us for a quality meal that will not leave you wanting!

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