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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

28 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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2 of 5 stars 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 

28 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We took a party of 12 to this pub / restaurant on to consecutive days Friday and Saturday nights. We were booked in for the Saturday but Friday was an unplanned visit. The staff were very accommodating with us, we arrived fairly late. They put together a limited menu that they could not for us in the time allowed. One... More 

1 Thank Gary P
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We visited the restaurant and bar after a very eventful day to say the least - we were offered a comfortable place to unwind and a friendly personable experience. The owners were enthusiastic and upbeat, listened to us and served us with no rush. We had a room in the pub to ourselves, and were offered a spot on the... More 

Thank Sami L
Wales, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Visited here a few times as the kids like to see the ducks on the lake,, while there we feel hungry and decide on something to eat. Pretty run down astablishment that needs a lot of work, could be a gold mine in the right hands.. Food is terebel could do with a chefs rather than just chuck things in... More 

24 Thank David J
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

While on holiday we decided to treat ourselves to a steak meal and the pen-y-bont seemed idyllic next to the lake. It seemed to be on the expensive side but we don't mind paying for good quality food and thought that is what we would get for £20 for 8oz sirloin. What we actually received was terrible, there we no... More 

38 Thank KBBDWJ
Wales, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch, usually advertised on board outside, but told no Sunday lunch. Four in a party requested same but then left. We decided on another meal, the meat of which was okay, the chips were not very good although another board outside had previously been advertising how good the chips were. The carrots, four batons which would hardly... More 

5 Thank kjtms5
Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at the hotel restaurant yesterday evening. Staff were pleasant and welcoming. Food was good and scenery beautiful. If anything the interior does need a little updating just to make it less dark inside.

Thank Sophie R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited tywyn and stopped off at this place for food one of the days! While the place itself couldve done with a bit of a refurb, the staff were very friendly and the food was excellent!x We had to wait quite a while for our meals and some were bought out as others in our party had finished eating but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $18
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
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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