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The Dolfor Inn

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#1 of 1 inn in Newtown
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ab123 wrote a review 4 Apr
15 contributions10 helpful votes
What a fabulous pub. The food is outstanding in both quality and value for money. We were made to feel very welcome, the owners are lovely and made us feel like extended family. Booking essential as very popular and our experience confirms why. The children were welcomed and looked after, nothing too much trouble to make their night happy. We will be back, too good not to. Thank you
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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GAT wrote a review Dec 2023
Wadebridge, United Kingdom20 contributions21 helpful votes
We booked the Dolfor Inn for a visit to Newtown. We were asked a time of our arrival. When we got there we found the Inn closed and nobody answering the door. After 10 mins waiting in the rain and cold wind and a couple of phone calls, a lady came down to let us in. We were immediately asked what we wanted for dinner that night as we had booked to eat it and then asked what we wanted for breakfast the following morning. A bit strange but there you go! The room looked quite nice but could have done with a good clean. Cobwebs everywhere! Dinner that night was quite nice. We both ordered the Christmas dinner. Shame about the bisto gravy though! There was a large group of ladies having a Christmas party. We noticed there was no effort made by the owners to put crackers or anything Christmassy on the tables for them. We went to sit in the bar after our meal and noticed how dead it was apart from a local and one of the owners. The owner said the locals didn’t drink there. Noticing quite a few houses around the pub and bearing in mind what a secluded area it was, we started to wonder why. The owner went on to tell us of his 23 years working in Spain and all the holidays he was having, and basically how the Dolfor Inn was just a means of topping up his pension pot. He clearly had no regard for any of the locals or anything to do with the Inn other than to make what he could out of it. In the morning we had some bad news and had to leave a day early. We’d booked for 2 nights. We had breakfast which was ok but quite greasy. The owner served it, loudly hacking up from the back of his throat. Not the nicest thing when you’re trying to eat! We told him we’d have to leave early and he said “Oh dear!” We packed and left. We messaged him a couple of days later to see if we could get our 1 night refund but received an email back saying the policy was to give 48 hours notice if you wanted to cancel. This seemed ridiculous as we had already spent the first night there. Such a shame this beautiful old fashioned pub has fallen into the hands of people who don’t care about it. A local Inn is meant to be about local people. You can clearly see that this is trying to be made into a fast money spinner which I doubt will be successful. Such a shame as the building and the locals deserve better than this.I just hope that the next owners keep the nostalgia of this beautiful little Inn and all the locals in mind. After all, it is the locals who keep a business going in the bleak months of winter!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t bother with current owners!
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Resort37455667736 wrote a review Oct 2023
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In Wales who asks Welsh male voice choir members to stop singing in their pub? The hosts of the Dolfor Inn do! How embarrassing for the community, as the visiting choir had just performed to raise funds for LingenDavis cancer charity at the local village hall. After an hour or so of impromptu song, starting from 22:30(ish), the gentlemen were told to stop singing because there was a baby upstairs. What followed was an awkward drinking up of ale and an atmosphere of hostility from the hosts. The landlady sat with the wives and revealed how she was so tired with all the cooking and cleaning that she had to do, and how the two men had been in Spain for the past 22 years and this pub was to just top up their pensions! Too much personal information and not enough personal attention.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Andrew D wrote a review Sept 2023
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom239 contributions97 helpful votes
A lovely stop on the long journey back from Cardiganshire. Recently renovated, very clean and comfortable (great beds), friendly staff, great dinner and breakfast. Very quiet location. Will definitely stay again if I'm in the area.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Marc A wrote a review Jun 2023
Clitheroe, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing meal and the lady serving was extremely welcoming . The food was of high quality and very reasonable for 3 people having starters mains and a desert for £75. Just out of Newtown and a lovely country pub . Would 100% recommend and return when we visit again . The lamb was incredible as was the creme brulee !
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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peterallen386 wrote a review Jun 2023
Derby, United Kingdom108 contributions25 helpful votes
We were recommended to visit The Dolfor Inn for our evening meal as we were staying in the area. There were 4 of us, we all had something different and everyone agreed the food was superb. The Service was excellent, very professional and friendly. Would not hesitate to go again.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Mary W wrote a review May 2023
Preston, United Kingdom120 contributions59 helpful votes
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Dolfor inn ...a very enjoyable stay in a very quiet area ......just an overnight stay but it was so relaxing ...all staff etc really made you feel welcome ...rooms very clean and tidy ...food in restaurant was excellent..as was the breakfast this morning......all in all a very enjoyable 1 night stay ...thankyou dolfor inn ..hopefully be back next year .....
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chopper wrote a review May 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom52 contributions30 helpful votes
Sure it was superb… As a group of 25 ramblers we decided to make a stop off at the pub. Pinpointed this as a way point and a watering hole. Disappointed to find after hiking 5 miles to find that the pub was shut. Website clearly states 12-3pm. Arrived at just after 2pm to find it closed. Desperate for a beer.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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josh wrote a review Sept 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom12 contributions6 helpful votes
Lovely fields and views, comfortable bed and nice wooden beams which really provides a rustic feel. A wide range of breakfasts with a delicious full breakfast, very friendly service and a large bathroom. I would recommend staying here. Thank you for our stay
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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janet1654 wrote a review Sept 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom36 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed here 1night on a visit to mid Wales and Powis Castle. Our room and en-suite were clean, bed comfy and views from both windows were amazing. Everything we needed was provided including fresh milk ( I hate the little UHT pots!). We dined in the restaurant , menu was simple but plenty of choice and we thoroughly enjoyed the Dolfor pie. Plenty of choice for breakfast and the cooked choice was more than ample to set you up for the whole day! Host and staff were friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dolfor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Dolfor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Beyond Breakout Ltd (2.5 miles), Newtown Textile Museum (2.9 miles), and Oriel Davies Gallery (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dolfor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Dolfor Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dolfor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dolfor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gulshan, The Waggon And Horses, and Cafe Glitz @ Brisco.
Are there any historical sites close to The Dolfor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting W H Smith & Son Museum (2.7 miles).