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“Always reliable”

The Stables Bistro Bar
Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Always reliable”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

It was buzzing when we went due to the Christmas event on in Betws, but staff were efficient and friendly, we didn't have to wait too long for food, which is always a good quality.

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Just bad luck??”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

During a long weekend break in wales,we decided to dine in The Stables as we have previously and enjoyed meals we recieved.
Having found a table, my partner fetched the drinks and ordered the food.( Mine being the house special fish+chips)..
When the waitress brought our meals,she knocked over my full drink and quickly wiped the table.
She then asked if i wanted another drink and after saying...
'well yes please' ( a little obvious
?) she asked if we had a tab and on saying no, brought me another drink over and rather surprisingly
asked for payment!!...How was it our responsibility to pay for a drink she knocked over???
We refused to cover the cost and the drink was replaced after some awkwardness...
Unfortunately,the fish i ordered was full of very sharp bones and the rest of the evening was spent pulling bones out, one by one, out of my mouth.Not pleasant and not expected in any kind of restaurant.
On requesting the dessert menu,
we recieved a rather stained menu that had a mushroom slice stuck to it....Really not a good start to a much needed break.
No one expects Michilin Star food in a 'Harvester style' restaurant but half decent service and common sense,edible fish that doesnt need a warning label and tweezers, clean menus and tables really isnt asking for too much...
Is it?

  • Visited November 2013
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London
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good value food in a friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

A varied menu serving all your favourites and a specials board too. Not fancy food but very decent and plenty of it. In a place where there isn't much going on in the evening it has a nice buzz and the outdoor seating is great. A very nice place to come to after a day out walking if you can't be bothered to cook.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bethesda, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awful - 1970's returns”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Food eatable but just so 1970's. Salad served with boiled potatoes plonked on top and consisted of part-shredded ice berg lettuce and cucumber slices. Bleeeghhh. Not exactly show casing the best of Welsh!

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A few hiccups...”
Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Having recently stayed in Betws y coed,we decided to dine in the Stables,as we had previously and always enjoyed our visits.
After arriving we got our drinks and sat down.When our food arrived the waitress knocked over my drink and then expected us to pay for it!!
We had to point out that she had knocked it over....Very bad service.
We ordered the fish in batter only to spend the rest of the evening pulling out very sharp bones out of our mouths ( very unpleasant)..Yes fish have bones...but arent they supposed to be taken out???
Hoping it had been just an unusual night..we popped in again,ordered our food and ended up waiting over an hour as our order wasnt given to the kitchen...This was topped of by requesting a sweet white wine at the bar and being served the driest wine i have ever tried.
Would i return....probably not.
Dining in a Harvester style restaurant you cant expect 1st class food and service but you also dont expect school dining room standards.

  • Visited November 2013
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