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“Smoker sitting on doormat had to be asked to let us in”

Elan Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 23 Restaurants in Rhayader
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London
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Smoker sitting on doormat had to be asked to let us in”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

There were two smokers at the door, one at the side and the other sitting on the doormat. They had to be asked to let us in. One then immediately went behind the bar to serve. The other went off, probably to the kitchen. We had previously popped in to ask about parking, and the reaction was friendly. Otherwise we would have abandoned lunch there!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good food but unpleasant management”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Apart from starters coming separately the starters & mains were great. Toilets had cleaning stuff in at the beginning of afternoon dinner and management [male] was ignorant & rude. Staff was pleasant but run ragged....

Visited September 2013
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south africa
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Give this place a miss”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Unpleasant smell on entering.......does not look clean! Food not good......leek and potato too much and lacking in any sort of flavour. A definite no no!

Visited July 2013
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Thank somersetwest
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Sleaford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great food”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

And plenty of it too! They don't have a problem with you asking to leave things off or add thing on. We have stayed there four years running and not had one bad meal!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Sue D
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the worst meals ever”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We called in to the Elan Hotel on Saturday evening for dinner, it was busy but not heaving, I ordered the salmon salad and my partner ordered scampi and chips, a meal that you would have thought you could not go far wrong with, the chips were overcooked but cold, when we complained and sent them back, instead of replacing them with newly cooked chips, they just reheated them and sent them back out, my partner then sent back the meal again and refused to have anything else to eat there.
There are much better pubs in Rhayader, try the Crown or the Lamb and Flag.
Avoid this at all costs

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lyn R
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