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Penrhos Arms
Ranked #6 of 14 Machynlleth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“*We'll be back*”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Just spent 4 nights at the penrhos over Easter and the staff and management couldn't do enough for you. Rooms were lovely and comfortable and cleaned daily. Fantastic home cooked food which was delicious and plentiful (makes a change from the processed food most places serve). Can't recommend it enough. Your loss if you drive by.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank robbeduf
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

After a lovely Easter Sunday the family stopped off for some lunch. Initially the locals & staff who had previously spoken English until I joined the bar to be served, suddenly the lingo switched to welsh.
The food was so disappointing. Apparently there was no mash potato left but they had put extra roast potatoes on the plate. chopping 1 potato into 5 tiny pieces counts as extra in their book. In my opinion a traditional Sunday lunch is not made using tasteless frozen vegetables. I asked for lamb but actually got beef. I wouldn't be surprised if this had been boil in the bag.
My daughters lasagne wasn't on the menu as vegetarian however there was no meat content. My husbands chilli was watery with hard rice & over cooked chips. In our party of 8 no one was happy with their meal.
To top it all these meals aren't bargain bucket prices. £9 for a Sunday roast I would expect at least taste & freshness.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Vanessa F
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Derby, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just had a meal at the Penrhos and was very disappointed. Lunchtime on Saturday and the menu choice was more like a greasy spoon cafe. It was very quiet in there, not surprised. The chips that came with the bar meal were dark brown, tasted burnt and were really soggy. Can't ever remember leaving 90% of the chips on a plate before. Won't be going back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CaribbeanJohn
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

We pop into this pub for a meal most times on our way to our holiday chalet. There is always a warm welcome in this friendly pub. The food has always been well cooked and presented. We highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank pkearsey
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight whilst visiting relatives in the area. I found the staff very welcoming and friendly. We had an evening meal which was excellent, as was the breakfast in the morning . Portions large which is ideal for me. The accommodation was perfect and the atmosphere in the bar area was very friendly and we felt right at home. Will be staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alyn F
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Havant, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

Superb hospitality from all the lovely staff, they even got our dog some biscuits! The restaurant was beautifully decorated and very welcoming. All of the food was well cooked and wholesome. The "specials" from the board were especially good. Large portions and wonderfully fresh veg. Good value and a very nice evening. My family took us to other pubs, but this was our favourite by far.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Skippy65690
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sheffield
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100 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice little pub that serves huge piles of food.
A stones throw from the treehouses so ideal if you don't fancy cooking and a nice little walk. They have the usual menu but the specials really were superb. A little chilly for us in November but the beer garden looked very nice indeed.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Penrhos Arms
Address: Cemmaes, Machynlleth SY20 9PR, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Powys > Machynlleth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Machynlleth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Penrhos Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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