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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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Portrush, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

30 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 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

39 Thank KBBDWJ

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Restaurant Details

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