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Whistlestop on the Pier

Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
+44 7771 231463
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (18 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (19 reviews)
“mussels” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are in Bangor pop in to this wonderful little cafe on the pier. The fish chowder is amazing and the owner has a wealth of local knowledge and is happy to chat as long as you want to.

Thank Jude G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always call when we go to Bangor great food, & really friendly gentleman who owns it. Bought fresh home baked bread there today & sat inside for other good food to eat there & then.

Thank derekpat2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little cafe on the pier. The proprietor Terry Thomas makes this place special. He was welcoming and interesting to talk to and was really good with our kids (aged 3, 5 and 8). I had Terry's homemade Bara Brith which was...More

Thank EddNM
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great meeting you all and thanks for your kind remarks Bangor Pier is quite unique in the summer and the winter It allows people of all ages and abilities to simply 'chill out' Hope to see you again sometime

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can all but guarantee that you've never stopped at a pier cafe like this one. I know I never have. For a start, it's tiny. There's seating for four inside - as long as they're close friends - and there were seats for outside...More

1  Thank SilverSloth
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I remember you I was late but I suggested If you were happy to wait inside out of the wind I'd cook the chowder for you So it was . I must admit it was the first time i'd ever showed all but you know...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this little bit of heaven accidentally but what a treat. The scones were beautiful (and we are experts) and the Welsh rarebit was one of (if not the best I have ever had). Plus, amazing brew and breathtaking view and if you...More

Thank Felicty123
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind comments. I do enjoy singing soul music even though my voice was once described as a cinder trapped under a door!!!!!!

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Battled down the pier on a windy cold June day to be welcomed by roots little gem of a cafe. Excellent lime and coconut cake and my husband, who is a connoisseur of eccles cake, said his was the best he had tasted in a...More

Thank RCCOxford
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Me and a good friend wandered along the pier taking in the views of Menai Straits clouded in drizzle rain. We stepped straight into heaven. Through the doors was a real treat. Complete with cream teas scones home made cake and much more. Not to...More

Thank Terry C
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

We take a pride in everything we do at the Whistlestop Its great you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon Terry

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Seeing the great reviews we decided to take a break and enjoy lunch on the pier. We were not disappointed. The offer of freshly prepared chowder with prawns and a dash of chilli was too much to refuse. Terry's welcome was warm and friendly, as...More

Thank PeaEmm
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

It was great to see you and thank you for your company We have illness at the moment in the family so we may not be open in the next week or so Use this site to call me 07771231463 and then I can tell...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Afterr a stuffy meeting in the office in Bangor I drove down to the Pier looking for a spot of lunch. Walked along and found the Whistlestop Cafe. Had a lovely brew of coffee and a great breakfast bap. Top quality nosh. Owner was an...More

Thank keith2904
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Well thank you for that I did lots of stuffy meetings myself I used to sit sometimes and work out how much it must have been costing per minute It was frightening Hope to see you again soon Terry

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Wandered in as you do,on a quiet day, the Whistlestop seemed to be the only thing open on the pier. We had cycled over from Conwy, along the cycle route, and a cup of tea seemed the right thing to do. Persuaded (not difficult) to...More

Thank Norbert2013
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5 December 2015|
Response from karadu2013 | Property representative |
Well that's so kind We try to please at the Whistlestop on the Pier I was there today it was fresh sunny and we made some new friends One day I'll get to Florida and meet someone like myself I'll taste their food and shake... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Cash Only, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
11:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 231463
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The Whistlestop is a bijou cafe half way down Bangor pier. Its signature dishes are sea food chowder, Menai straits mussels in garlic and white wine with sourdough bread, welsh rarebit, burgers, pankakes and Bara brith. It seats 8 inside and 20 outside with stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. All breads, burgers cakes and bara brith are home made by the proprietor.
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