We returned on Tuesday evening from a 2 night stay. Our room, No 9 was on the 2nd floor at the back of the hotel. It was good a comfortable bed and bathroom and we had ample hot water, it was very close to the rail track but this didn't bother us. We ate in both nights at the Fisherman's Bar but were disappointed that the menu featured on the web site, which included some really interesting fresh fish dishes was no longer available and there were no 'specials' on the specials board, the food we were served was OK . We liked the bar which had the atmosphere of an old fashioned pub and the customers were not restricted to hotel residents, but were really disappointed at the lack of fish dishes. We understand that the hotel now owned by Brains and the chefs do not have a free hand producing menus but have to stick to dishes dictated Brains, also there were agency chefs in the kitchen ( which is never a good thing) however a new chef will be in place soon so hopefully things will improve, The breakfasts however were good and although the buffet table could have been better the rest of the breakfast was of good quality and all dishes were beautifully cooked.
All the staff were pleasant and very helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.
Brains beware please don't let this lovely gem become run down ( there are signs that some maintenance is required) and loose the character and features, especially all those lovely fish dishes, that has given it its reputation.
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- Penhelig Arms Hotel Aberdovey / Aberdyfi
- Penhelig Arms Aberdovey
- Penhelig Arms Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), North Wales