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“A cut above - but is it really what you want?”

Bryn Tyrch Inn Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Welsh
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Southport, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A cut above - but is it really what you want?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

A cut above regular pub food, Bryn Tyrch is now a cut above that. Its pricey and I wish it was not trying to be quite so up-market. As ever, the service is ever so friendly and obliging, so that alone makes it worth your visit.

But do they really want to be a restaurant rather than a country pub, and do they want your correspondent to try a Jay Rayner? If so, then a little more attention is required for the tempura vegetables, not quite tempura batter that, a little on the hard side and more suited to a cod. Served with sweet chilli chilli enough to etch the stomach (which it did), I was off to a bad start. A main of bream - sounds nice, but the vermouth sauce was a bit like half a cup of cream .... and do they really have to eek out the samphire with green beans? Two courses and a couple of drinks = not much change out of £30.

Apart from that, rather too much on the menu for pork lovers. Meanwhile, the punters, carefully out of earshot of mine hosts, can be heard to whinge about the portions and resign themselves to having to have a sweet - so as to be stoked up enough to get up their hill the next day.

Don't get me wrong dear reader, you will enjoy it, but is it really what you want?

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Here for a week walking and climbing. Booked for Sunday lunch. We like to eat later than 1200 so booked for 330 which was accommadated without any problem. Some reviews say the prices are high but a set price for lunch was verh affordable. A pint of locally brewed beer was really good. The salmon and smoked trout roulade was lovelly and the roast lamb main was excellent. Pink in the middle and so tender you could cut it with a blunt spoon. Knives are available! ! Great gravy too! Bara brith bread and butter pudding (shared) definarely recommended.

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Kent
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168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great, lively pub/restaurant and great food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We had a great night at Bryn Tyrch back in November.

6 of us where staying at the hostel next door and had a great meal and lots to drink in the pub (between climbs!). Very busy with a mixture if locals and visitors; lots of people to talk to.

We had a great meal with very good portions!

Look forward to going back later this year!!

Visited November 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“New Years Eve Eve”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

They put up with all our 10 children. Service was friendly and efficient and food yum - sadly sold out of sponge pud!

Visited December 2013
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Oxon
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

We've visited BT a number of times whilst staying at the nearby Hostel as a base for hillwalking weekends in Snowdonia. The food and service have been invariably excellent - we have never been turned away, even when the restaurant has been full on a Saturday night - and the experience as a whole greatly enhances our enjoyment of a fantastic part of the UK. Ardderchog!!

  • Visited October 2013
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