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The Outbuildings
Ranked #2 of 6 Menai Bridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had our wonderful wedding here over Christmas - it was absolutely perfect. Firstly, the rooms were immaculate, clean and extremely well specified. We stayed in the button room and the pink hut and both were brilliant. The pink hut, in particular - even on a freezing December night - was warm and cozy. Our guests stayed in the other rooms - all were delighted with their rooms.

Throughout, the food was excellent. Francois - the head chef - consulted closely with us with respect to our wedding menu and it was absolutely perfect. Likewise, breakfast - served to order in the kitchen upstairs - was superb.

The Outbuildings is a very special place - we had a brilliant wedding there thanks to Judith, Francois, Beth and the rest of the team - look forward to seeing them again soon.

Highly recommended.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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BunMatthews, Owner at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2014

Thank you so much for the great review, it was a joy to work with you both in planning your wedding and everyone enjoyed working with you, makes our work all the more fun and happy. Come and visit us soon, All of us at The Outbuildings

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

My wife and I have a delightful couple of nights here recently. The weather was pretty awful but it was February. The ambience of this place is great; peaceful and quiet and we felt like special guests. We ate in one night and the food was very good. They catered for us as vegetarians with no fuss whatsoever. The staff were all extremely attentive (but not intrusive) and very helpful. The location is slightly inland and down some small lanes but it is within very easy reach of the fantastic Newborough area with lovely beaches, great walking and interesting wildlife. I would highly reccomend to anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of day to day life.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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BunMatthews, Owner at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2014

Thank you for your review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay - and how right you are about the food Francois just goes the extra step every time and it is no bother at all. Hope to see you again soon. The Outbuildings

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed in the Button Room on our wedding night in June 2013. Judith couldnt have been more helpful with the arrangements as we arrived from our reception very late (or rather early!). They left us to sleep in and arranged a wonderful breakfast on the terrace in the sunshine for our first morning of wedded bliss. Breakfast was sublime & leisurely, and we were not made to feel we had to rush off at any time. Planning to return for our first anniversary, just hope the weather is as good again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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BunMatthews, Owner at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Gosh June seems ages away but i do remember you sitting on the terrace quietly enjoying breakfast and soaking up the sunshine, lets hope it comes back!! Thank you for writing a review and we look forward to meeting up with you for your first anniversary. The Outbuildings Team!

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Myself and my fiancé stayed in the Pink Hut mainly as it was the only room available (booked last minute) but I do enjoy the outdoors so it suited me fine! The bed is ultra comfy and the little log burning stove is a bonus (there's an electric heater if you're not feeling up to tending a fire).

The grounds and views as well as the buildings are stunning and even in damp and cold January the view of the snow topped mountains was breathtaking.

My only fault is the food - not the quality, Francois is a brilliant chef! It's the choice. I happened to love my three course dinner but that was more luck than anything as there is literally no choice. My fiancé on the other hand didn't enjoy at all and went to bed rather hungry. I must add at this point though that Beth arranged a gluton free version of the meal for us which was excellent service, even the toast at breakfast! The wine is fantastic too!

Despite that, we will definitely be back at some point as the other half is desperate to stay in the Pink Spotty Jug room and there's so much to see locally we want to go and finish the rounds!

Good value for money and amazing location.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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BunMatthews, Owner at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2014

Thank you for your response these things all take time and are much apprecaited! I am so sorry that you did not know that we offer a set menu and even worse that the menu did not suit your partner! We do tell people when they book that we offer a set menu each evening usually chosen over breakfast in the morning, and if there are any special requests or vegetarians the ever versatile and accommodating Francois will prepare something to suit. I am so pleased this has not put you off and look forward to welcoming you back at some time. From us all at The Outbuildings

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Reviewed January 19, 2014

We have just arrived back from a night 's stay at The Outbuildings, to celebrate out friends birthday. It exceeded our expectations in many ways.

It looks inviting and interesting on the website, so we thought we'd try it as it isn't too far from home. It is located in a beautiful part of Anglesey, with views across to the mountains and the Lleyn peninsular.

The warm welcoming fire on arrival set the tone for the whole stay. Both our rooms were beautifully furnished with luxurious touches. The homemade cake on the tea tray was delicious, and the fresh milk is always a nice touch I think. I hate the usual sterilised milk that is usually available in hotel rooms. The two rooms we had booked both had good sized en-suite bathrooms, although there was a shower attachment, a shower screen might have been useful. Still this wouldn't put is off going again. I believe that the other two rooms have en-suite shower rooms rather than bathrooms, so that would be a better option for us.

We went through to the resident's lounge for pre dinner drinks and canapés, which were served to us by Francois the Chef. The three course dinner, is a set menu, but there is some flexibility to pre order a specific dish, or possibly substitute on the night. Our food was beautifully cooked and presented, and very reasonably priced. There is a very good wine list, again reasonably priced. The restaurant is open to non-residents also.

The area is very quiet at night so nothing to disturb sleep, other than the strange drainage sounds from the bathroom now and again in our room. There must be some connection with the drainage system in the next door bathroom, which was bit disconcerting at times, as well as feeling intimately acquainted with the habits of our fellow guests. Our friends, who had a ground floor room didn't experience this. Again, not a major problem.

A mention must be made about the wonderfully comfortable beds.

Breakfast was served in the dining room, as all the rooms were occupied last night. When there are fewer guests, they eat in the kitchen.The breakfast was excellent. Good quality food, well cooked and plenty of it!

Throughout our stay the staff were very attentive and polite, and a credit to the management. All areas of the the hotel are immaculate with good quality fittings and furnishings. The renovations have been carried out to a very high standard and make for a very comfortable stay.

All in all we had a really relaxing enjoyable stay here, and will certainly return. I'm sure it must be wonderful in the summer.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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BunMatthews, Owner at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2014

Thank you so much for such a long review, which i am sure other guest will find helpful such as the hand held shower, i keep wondering whether to change to a shower but then some people are just turning back to baths!! Dilemma!! The drains were actually a problem that day and apologies due to the huge amount of rain our soak away had drowned and was not soaking away but our friendly farmer from down the road comes and empties it so all is well now. We hope to see you again perhaps when you can enjoy supper outside. thank you from us all!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Not only only is The Outbuildings in the most beautiful location with luxurious interiors and the comfiest beds you could image but Francois the chef serves THE MOST amazing food! A well deserved listing in the Michelin Guide Foodie 'bible' - every mouthful was heavenly. Always feel totally at home and extremely well looked after.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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BunMatthews, Manager at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

What a great review and i agree justly deserved Francois is great!! How lucky we are to work with him. Just a note though we are in the Michelin Book as a B and B not a food award! Thank you again.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for a wedding which was also held there. Firstly this is not a grand hotel, but a well converteted former barn in the Anglesey countryside (the views are outstanding by the way). There are only a few rooms, and although they have everthing a standard has, the quaility is much higher. The beds are super comfortable with very thick duvets and thick pillows. The decor of the rooms is of a very high standard.

The things you appreciate the most with your room though (apart from the peaceful surroundings) are the little touches, such as fresh tea and cake brought daily, mint sweets in the rooms, modern, warm bathrooms, and books to read. Your rooms have their own door to the outside world, so you can come and go as you please.

The communal areas of the barns are also great, offering fantastic homely comfort that you just dont get in chain hotels, and this cannot be imitated. With more than one real fire, it is superbly appropriate in the winter months. As a venue for the wedding, it is brilliant and cannot be faulted.

Now the food... it may seem expensive, however, is worth every penny. The chef (an actual frenchmen) really knows his stuff, cooks a great breakfast, fresh bread, and cooked the best steak I have ever eaten in my life. Ever.

Overall though, what I think makes this place a true gem is that all of the staff seem to care about what they do, and want to make you feel welcome and valued. The customer service, friendliness of staff and absolute professionalism was outstanding.


I will be coming back.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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BunMatthews, Manager at The Outbuildings, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Wow! Well that has given us all an amazing boost, thank you so much. Delighted that you like The Outbuildings and Anglesey and i agree with you about the food how lucky are we to have Francois and such a great team, that make this such a special place. Thank you and hope to see you again sometime.

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Address: Bodowyr Menai Bridge | Llangaffo, Menai Bridge LL60 6NH, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Anglesey > Menai Bridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Menai Bridge
Price Range: $91 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on the south-west corner of Anglesey, The Outbuildings provides luxurious and welcoming bed and breakfast accommodation. The setting is sublime - surrounded by tranquil farmland with glorious views of the Snowdonia mountains. Each of the five individually designed en-suite bedrooms has its own private outside entrance and includes a welcome tray with homemade cake or biscuits on arrival, small flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and WiFi. ... more   less 
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