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) #1 of 13 Restaurants in Bala $$ - $$$ , British,
23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
+44 1678 521256
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
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101 - 110 of 535 reviews

Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be visiting Bala on the night that the restaurant opened. Although very busy our party were welcomed and well looked after. The service and meals were all excellent and we would definitely return on our next visit.

Thank Algarvean
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Following a complete refurbishment we have just taken a look around and you will not be disappointed The decor and furnishings are really beautiful The meal we had was superb using fresh produce The staff were pleasant friendly and very helpful All in all excellent...More

Thank troyston1977
Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Great meal and setting... food always really good and friendly staff to help you choose from the menu..

Thank LEE m
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Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

No atmosphere. Food adequate. The guy waiting on was very friendly and attentive, however not many in, no music, cavernous restaurant, and no time between ordering first course and second seemed to be very rushed. Maybe better after the impending refurbishments.

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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Had planned to go elsewhere in Bala but were let down. Headed here instead and they had a better offering and a MUCH better atmosphere. Was a little pricey for the area but the quality of food and standard of service makes those prices worth...More

Thank Damian B
Reviewed November 29, 2016

We decided to eat at this restaurant after reading previous reviews on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. My wife and I both chose a Beef roast lunch. We didn't have to wait long before it was served and It looked very appetising, the...More

Thank Mervyn S
Reviewed November 28, 2016

The team at Plas Yn Dre were superb in organising my Father's 80th birthday lunch. The food was excellent and the staff could not be more helpful. Children were catered for with ease and the staff were very patient. I liaised with Mandy on several...More

1  Thank andrewrowlands1
Reviewed November 22, 2016

What an excellent Carvery Dinner at this restaurant/tavern. On a recent visit and requiring a meal we called at this eatery and were not disappointed. We were served by to young men at the carvery. Slices of Pork and beef were at an abundance. Boiled,...More

Thank injanstem
Reviewed October 22, 2016

After checking out local restaurants I'm Bala, we decided on this one. We were not disappointed - the service and food were very good and total value for money. Portions were above average and very tasty. We visited in late season but from the outside...More

Thank Neal D
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Initially this looked like a run of the mill pub with food, but it served well made , good food, great desserts which the kids loved, and service was quick and friendly despite the fact that the server seemed to be doing everything, but was...More

Thank cjs9272
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Questions & Answers
August 9, 2015|
Response from Geoffrey U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a sign saying dogs welcome with well trained owners! I understand that the family owners have several dogs between them.
Robert J
July 21, 2015|
Response from Geoffrey U | Reviewed this property |
Certainly. There are many tables outside, and they allow well-behaved dogs into the restaurant as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Bala
  • Phone Number: +44 1678 521256
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