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“Great Hotel Food Standard”

The Royal Goat Hotel
Ranked #7 of 11 Restaurants in Beddgelert
Cuisines: British, Bar, Grill, Welsh
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
wales
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Hotel Food Standard”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The restaurant staff were pleasant, however when we asked where we should sit, offered a table for two, however other couples arriving later that evening were given larger window tables. The table had no place mats or side plates and felt more a cafe experience than restaurant. I ordered a lamb dish which was advertised as served on a bed of barley and vegetables, there was a hint of a diced carrot nothing else. The bread & butter pudding served with vanilla custard, was presented on slate, a bit tricky to pour custard on a flat surface. I like a well presented dish, but custard is best served in a dish, it just makes more sense!

Visited September 2013
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English first
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good food, good staff”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed at the hotel and can only say that the food and staff in the restaurant really do the hotel more good than the rooms.
Freshly prepared and served food served from friendly staff.

Visited August 2013
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Midlands
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Brilliant! Great beer and staff”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Ended up spending two evenings here - they sell Purple Moose beer, brewed in Porthmadog, which was the main reason we decided to visit, but were also interested in visiting as it's the origin of the hype/invention of Gelert's Grave in the 19th Century to attract visitors to the area. The Barman was absolutely wonderful, very pleasant and helpful, and was in fact the only cheerful member of drinking establishment staff we encountered in Beddgelert, and also helped bring drinks outside. Very nice decor inside with a nice seating area outside

  • Visited August 2013
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great local food, very welcoming service”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Came here after the other local pubs failed to impress. We were sceptical on arrival but boy were we wrong!

The barman Shaun was fantastic, service was personal, attentive and second to none. We really felt welcome unlike other establishments in the village!!!!

Food was very well cooked, nice variety and well presented. As someone who works in the restaurant industry, I'm always a tad critical, but what they had on the menu was what was served. Good honest local food, well thought out and well executed. I advise booking as tables were taken quickly past 7pm, and soon the bar area was full. I believe the restaurant itself is reserve for hotel guests only and so the grill bar is for non-residents. This is fine as you do get a lovely view!

All in all a very good meal, and the service was exceptional. Not pushy, in your face or over attentive, but just right.

Try The Royal Goat for a meal and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Best food & service in Beddgelert!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Been staying in the village for a few days and never even thought of coming here for dinner, but we popped up on the off chance and were wonderfully surprised!

We were served by Shaun in the Grill Bar and what amazing service!! The food was delicious, well cooked and well presented. Choice was varied and there was no difficulty in choosing something for all of us. The evening was topped by our wonderful server, who couldnt've done more to be more welcoming. We overheard him serving the next table with a child and what wonderful, engaging service he offered!!
Yes the decor may not be as modern as some like, but hey, it's an old hotel in a village in Snowdonia!? We have even booked a table for tomorrow evening it's that good. If you are in Beddgelert, make this one of your must do's for a meal.

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