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“What a find !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Lion Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Gwytherin B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a find !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Just spent two wonderful nights here,whilst on our way to visit family in Anglesey. Couldn't fault a thing! Fiona and Tim were the perfect hosts, and couldn't do enough for us. It was wonderful. Everything from the lovely bar, wonderful room and the fabulous food cooked by Fiona. There were DVD's available that we could watch in the room whilst relaxing. Although have to admit that after such a good relaxing night and food to die for we didn't manage to watch the whole films lol! maybe next time. We left here feeling as though we had made two lovely new friends. Everything was perfect and we will def be back. Thank you Tim and Fiona for a wonderful time.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a truly wonderful weekend here. Tim and Fiona could not do enough for us all. The two evening meals we had were both excellent, and the rooms were spotless. this was a beautiful place to unwind, completely off the beaten track, but with all the charm and character that a Welsh village pub commands. This was not your usual bed and breakfast, this excelled in every way. I would recommend this to anyone, you would find it hard to meet this standard of excellency in many a top London hotel....Thanks for a most enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank michael k
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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

Tim and Fiona are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much bother for them. Food is of a very high standard, with something for everyone's taste. Rooms are very well presented, both clean and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you Tim and Fiona

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jan B
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

My wife and myself visited here as a mini honeymoon and we were not disappointed! The location was secluded enough yet wasn't too far from the many points of interest. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very clean. The food was cooked fresh to order and was easily to the standard of 1AA rosette! Delicious!
After a hectic build up to our wedding and the madness of the day itself the hospitality Tim and Fiona shown us was 2nd to none.
I would recommend using a sat nav to find the Lion and also when going out to explore as it certainly save my wife and myself having our 1st domestic!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Kraken22
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berkshire uk
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

I note with some incredulity a review of this property by P8R.My wife and I have just come back from our second visit to The Lion and believe me I demand high standards!This is probably the best bed and breakfast we have ever had the pleasure to stay in.It is a pub and being the excellent hosts that they are Tim and Fiona s do nothing less than bid ,as P8R puts it ,a fond farewell to their guests when the bar closes,only good manners surely?I can only assume the reviewer like us retires rather early, but good humoured farewells even at midnight did not cause us to lose any sleep.The proprietors make incoming guests fully aware of the lack of phone signal and internet at their property however.they are the most obliging of hosts and are happy to offer use of the landline and Tims laptop if required.. I for one find it rather refreshing that there are no mobiles ringing or being used.I also find Tim an excellent conversationlist who is both rather knowledgeable and very empathetic.From my experience he knows when you want to chat and is happy to hold a conversation or indeed he is wise enough to leave you alone if the mood demands.I am sure if P8R had asked Tim he would have cut down the tree or exterminated the jackdaws if requested!!I can only suggest that the ideal place for this reviewer would be one of the large plastic hotel chains or similar rather than waste his time at this beautiful location in outstanding accomodation with superb food and cracking real ale.Forgive me if I sound like a member of The Lion fan club but this place is an absolute gem and i believe the critical comments very much out of place and basically unfair

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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UK
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Lion is run by Fiona and Tim. Fiona is very much in charge of the kitchen and Tim manages the bar. The place is scrupulously clean and the food is good. A three course dinner without wine will set you back around £25/£30 a head. No complaints there and no complaints with breakfast either. Our main complaint is the total lack of mobile phone service and exceptionally poor Internet service. We were offered the use of our hosts landline but not ideal by any means. We stayed in "Lavender", the only way we could get online was to stand directly in front of the bedroom door, and then connection was intermittent. The location is in a quite little village, quiet that is until chucking out time, when Tim and bar guests bid each other a fond farewell at midnight, and then at 5.30 am we were woken by the noisiest Jackdaw and family on the planet.

Look closely at the geographic location. It's not within strolling distance of anywhere.

If you like a pub, come a slightly posh B & B with decent food without any interruptions from your mobile phone the Lion might be for you. Good luck with Tim, he does like to chat!

Stayed July 2013
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank P8R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

I booked on Friday morning to stay that same weekend, finding out when we arrived I had just managed to secure the room due to a cancellation - all I can say is lucky us!! This was a lovely Inn in an idyllic location. Tim and Fiona were wonderfully welcoming and the service received was impeccable. To say Fiona was not a fan of cooking, the food was delicious and all freshly cooked to order - dinner washed down with excellent wine recommended by Tim. The room was clean and charming with all the expected comforts. I would definitely recommend the Inn and we would definitely stay again

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank RP7971
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Property: The Lion Inn
Address: Gwytherin LL22 8UU, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Conwy County > Gwytherin
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gwytherin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lion Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lion Inn Gwytherin in beautiful Wales is a great place to come and eat fresh food, drink good wine and real ale and recharge your batteries. Close to Snowdonia it is a great centre from which to explore North Wales. Dating from the 16th century, but the bedrooms take their design cues from the 21st century - Wales Great Little Places. ... more   less 
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