My wife and I went for a 3 night break in early October 2013 to Abbeyfield. We were in all honesty attracted by the price and it was, in one sense, value for money. Certainly the room was clean and the beds were comfortable, once you get there. And that was my problem. As someone with impaired mobility, I walk but not very well, I found the number of steps difficult, especially the final small flight up to the landing where our room was. This was not helped by the fire door being right on the top step which made life awkward and a little dangerous.I am surprised it passes DDA criteria, a banister and an automatic door switch would have helped.
Like others I found the landlord was not a great 'mine host' but the bar staff made up for it as they were superb. The food was brilliant, and whilst I did not sample it the Steak and Ale pie has to be seen to be believed. There are smaller building blocks in cathedrals.
Breakfast was fine but not excellent, the sausages being particularly disappointing, and I make a judgement on the quality of sausages.
If you like trains this is the place for you, the Chester Holyhead railway passing the breakfast tables close enough to grab a slice of toast!
Average as a rating is a bit unfair. Good but not great is a better comment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbeyfield Hotel is a homely and personal hotel with restaurant, situated in the city of Bangor in Gwynedd, within walking distance of the National Trust property, Penrhyn Castle. Abbeyfield is an ideal base to explore the beautiful and varied North Wales area. In its several centuries of existence, it has been a Coaching Inn, a Farmhouse and since 1968, a privately owned hotel offering a high standard of comfort and friendly hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Abbeyfield Hotel Talybont
- Abbeyfield Hotel Bangor, Wales - North Wales