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“Excellent dinner with local produce”
Review of Plas-Yn-Dre

Plas-Yn-Dre
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Bala
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner with local produce”
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Very friendly service and host. Food piping hot. Generous portions. Can highly recommend the local lamb.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

We (2 adults & 2 2 children) had Sunday lunch here on 16/2/14. The food was delicious, a lovely pint of snowdonia pale ale, service great, interesting and friendly owners. And our dog was made welcome too. The place is a mixture of old & new with a small old school type bar and a beautiful, spacious and clean restaurant. Highly recommended.
Thank you.

Visited February 2014
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Thank KatieH12
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in Bala for lunch on our way to Dolgellau. By chance we parked outside this venue and it seemed nice. Conveniently it advertised its own car park which came in handy as on-road parking is limited.
Although we arrived well after 2pm the owner, John, greeted us warmly, said lunch wouldn't be a problem and showed us to the dining area. He ran through the day's specials and sat us by a radiator - lovely touch given the cold weather.
The meals arrived very promptly. Waitress was very friendly. My partner had the steak and ale pie and said it was the best she had ever tasted - high praise. We also had a lovely pot of tea - served with extra hot water - nice touch.
After our meal the waitress asked about our plans for the day and the owner, John, entered the conversation to give us extra information about the area around our hotel etc.
Very warm welcome, and they didn't rush us, even though we were late and last to finish. Would love to visit again.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We came here on a whim as we were passing through Bala on a very rainy Saturday afternoon. The hospitality was second to none, we were made to feel very welcome by the staff, especially John who told us lots about the local area. The food itself was lovely, generous portion sizes and a great atmosphere. I had the Steak & Welsh Ale pie which was one off the best I've had. If you get a chance to go to Bala, make sure you stop here!

  • Visited February 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“lovely place for families”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

lovely place for families very kids friendly...loved the outdoor seating & the ginger wine :) loved the idea of the wishing well at the entrance too.

  • Visited June 2013
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