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The Grapes Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Maentwrog B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We chanced upon the Grapes Hotel whilst on a tour of North Wales. We were met with a very warm welcome- superb rooms, with great views and lovely and clean, good comfy bed and well equipped bathroom. Food was very good, we ate dinner in the evening, after a lovely relax in the sunny gardens of the hotel, food was home cooked, very generous portions and reasonably priced. Breakfast was perfect too, we were very well catered for. I really recommend and we will definitely go again! Thanks!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The best black pork ribs in Wales
Great atmosphere with excellent beer
In the beautiful countryside of North Wales
This place has character and I have enjoyed many a night sampling the food and fine ales
Well worth a visit, if your passing or for a short break

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I stayed a night with some friends as part of a mounting biking trip. The pub is very close to Antur Stiniog so a great location if you are aiming there. We arrived during a serious rain storm, covered in mud and were greeted with a warm welcome. After a quick shower, in newly refurbished rooms, we headed to the bar and enjoyed some local ales and a fine evening in the restaurant with good food and a great atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mathew P, Manager at The Grapes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2013

Dear Schweenmachine,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip adviser. I am so glad that you enjoyed your brief stay with us. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kindest regards

Mat & Team

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have been bereft without The Grapes for the past 6 months! The beer, food and management had gone downhill but we missed having this lovely traditional pub on our doorstep. Now it has a great manager Mat who really wants to make it a success and is happy to listen to any feedback and act on it in order to get this back to being the best pub in the region! The menu may be a little limited for some but after two weeks it is a work in progress and is being added to and improved every day.

The mushroom risotto starter is to die for, in fact the best risotto I have ever had! The pie is lovely, chicken with leeks wonderful and the 16oz T-bone steak fab! All home cooked and no pingers in sight. The staff are lovely and friendly and the locals as nice as ever. Don't hesitate .....do visit!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Buds1
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Mathew P, Manager at The Grapes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear FlowersNWales,

Thank you for taking the time to right such a lovely review. Our aim now is to keep working hard and to maintain standards throughout. As you say, it is early days yet and we are learning day by day.

The team and I are fully committed and hope to go from strength to strength. Hopefully when the sun decides to shine again, you will join us for a BBQ in the beer garden.

Kindest regards

Mat & Team

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is our local which has been closed for 6 months, but now thankfully is now open again.

Under the previous land lord, the whole place had gone downhill - food was dire and the beer always off, but I'm very pleased to say THE GRAPES IS BACK!!

Its early days, but the beer is as good as it used to be and all the food we've had (both mine and what I've tasted and heard from others) is well on the way to earning the Grapes the reputation it used to have.

Whats even more encouraging is that the new team genuinely want to make this pub great again and are certainly off on the right foot by listening to feedback.

Good food, good beer, nice staff... and nice locals !! ;-)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mathew P, Manager at The Grapes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2013

Dear Fozzy279,

Thank you for taking the time to post a very kind review on Trip Advisor. I am glad that we have started off on the right foot, It is early days and I am sure that we will encounter a few obstacles along the way. But with time hopefully we can re build the reputation that this beautiful property deserves.

Kindest regards

Mat & Team

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a meal in the recently reopened Grapes, and it was a really pleasant experience. The menu is still a bit unbalanced (mostly pork and beef, no lamb or chicken) but the quality is excellent. The mushrooms-on-toast starter is beautiful.
Manager Matt and staff are helpful and attentive.
We look forward to coming again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Mathew P, Manager at The Grapes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2013

Dear Eveline v.

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am very please that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will be looking at menu's this week and will be introducing a few more dishes to help balance the menu. feedback is very important to us in these early stages. Hopefully you will return to be able to see how we have progressed in the near future.

Once again, thank you and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Grapes.

Mat & Team

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

We saw that the Grapes was back open and actually attended their opening night. We were so impressed by the atmosphere and Matt (the landlord) that we decided to book for a meal the following night. The meal was brilliant as was the very attentive staff. It was their first night opening but it was slick and professional. Very impressed ! 10/10

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mathew P, Manager at The Grapes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Dear ArtNoirMaentwrog,

Thank you for your kind review. As you mention, yes we are now open for business!

I hope that we can rebuild the reputation of this once great hub of the local community. We WILL work very hard to bring back the atmosphere, the good food and most importantly keep our fine selection of Evan Evans beers flowing!

Once again, Thank you and I hope to see you again in the near future

Mat
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Additional Information about The Grapes Hotel

Address: Maentwrog LL41 4HN, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Gwynedd > Maentwrog
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Maentwrog
Price Range: $100 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Grapes Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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