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Reviewed 19 July 2021

Stayed for a couples holiday for 4 nights. Immediately as we arrived hospitality was fabulous. Enjoyed a wine and beer in a beautiful lake-side beer garden. Breakfast included was hearty, homemade and delicious. Angela and Brian were the perfect hosts, friendly and accommodating - including...delicious ham rolls made for us when we left early on a Sunday for Snowdon. Very knowledgeable about the local area. Perfect location, stunning views and 30 min walk away from the start of Cader Idris. Only fault is couldn’t function shower (heat or power) and little air flow through the room meant for very hot nights!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it really is our pleasure! Had we known about your problem with the shower we would have happily remedied the problem, or provided an alternative facility. The rooms have indeed been hot this week, we have...More

Reviewed 23 June 2021

So happy we found this lovely Inn. It's a great base for exploring the Cader Idris range of hills and walks, driving down to Aberdovey or visiting the Tywyn Railway and maybe even Llywelyn's Castell y Bere. Strict Covid rules are maintained, which is assuring...and done seamlessly. The food is sublime - the breakfast in particular is beyond scrumptious - the bacon and sausages are the best in Wales (supplied by Rikki Lloyd of Welshpool). Altogether a great experience, brilliant hosts in Angela and Brian - we are already looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2021

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback! We are really focussed on providing the best possible experience for our guests and are delighted to hear that we will see you again one day.

Reviewed 16 August 2020

I know businesses are being very tentative when opening after COVID but surely a pub needs some ales on draught? Mostly bottles but lets be fair you're paying for the stunning view which is second to none. Cash only if under £10 so be prepared...(although this is against Mastercard and Visa's T&C's). Why not sort this out so passing travellers like myself can nip in for a quick drink without having to worry about having cash? No-one uses it these days - especially in the midst of a pandemic!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

Hotel closed, car park empty. Wanted to park by the lake for 20 minutes to eat my lunch. A woman came out and started demanding £5 for parking! A total rip-off, if you get my drift.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

No heating if you are not a resident. None of the other fires worked. Staff were offish and the BLT was served on bread that was more like two hockey pucks with the most random selection of vegetation ever. Would not go back!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Brian M, Owner at Pen-y-Bont Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2019

Hi Stella, I appreciate your concerns however we have log fires, not electric. We do not serve a BLT, or any other sandwich in fact. The only time we serve bacon is at breakfast with an award-winning hand-made sausage, free range egg, beans and saute...More

Reviewed 10 October 2019

Lovely place,little gem on the edge of the lake.We were made more than welcome. Angela was more than welcoming,lovely lady,very attentive to make your stay a pleasure. Brian makes some lovely home cooked meals,which were enjoyed by the open fire. Joyce was so friendly,and again...a lovely lady.Family room that we stayed was extremely clean and tidy. Lovely place to go,lovely place to stop,we and our dogs were made very at home.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 14 September 2019

Stayed here for 3 nights couple were very nice had meals in the restaurant which were very nice only thing let it down was breakfast no self service to cereals juice ECT found the toast Cole so couldn't spread the hard butter and over cooked...breakfastMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

Due to the fact that myself and my husband were residing here for a couple of nights, we decided to have a meal here. I had ordered the vegetarian madras and my husband had the steak and ale pie. Both meals were delicious and my...husband was even eating my chips! However, we loved our meals so much so that we dined here again and my husband ordered the same pie. Although I opted for the lamb pie, but forgotten to get a photo. Will definitely be returning, once myself and my husband are back in the area!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Excellent again, two fine steaks and drinks for £25 off the specials board outside. Lovely lady on the bar and the waitress makes us smile (in the nicest way). But not too restauranty, still just keeps the pub feeling.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

Booked her for our anniversary. Location perfect Quiet and out of the way Greeted by the owner Angela who gave us a very warm welcome and showed us to our room. We were the only ones booked in that night due the bad weather and...very high winds. This did not matter and we were asked if we’d like to have dinner Felt bad that they were just cooking for us but nothing was too much trouble We came down for dinner where a fire had been lit for us so it was very cosy. Menu was basic but reasonably priced and very tasty Scoffed the lot! A good nights sleep followed by a freshly cooked breakfast with plenty of toast and refills of coffee and tea Angela gave us some ideas of places to go on our way home i.e Castell y bere Very pretty ruins Angela and Brian were perfect hosts and huge Game of Thrones fans so we had a lot to talk about Thank you for making our stay a memorable oneMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the Pen y Bont hotel for a light lunch on a dry but cloudy day. We received a friendly welcome from the proprieters, we both enjoyed a pint of real ale on the patio overlooking the beatiful Talyllyn lake, we chose the patio rather...than the grassed beer garden since it was more sheltered, it was a little windy that day. This was followed by an excellent light lunch the highlight of which was the Welsh Rarebit which both myself and my wife would heartily recommend. We will have no hesitation in returning in the near future.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Absolutely super comfortable nights sleep, good food and good hosts. Highly recommended Lovely log fire in the evening and they also were kind enough to watch the Royal wedding in the lounge

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Not a real review but whenever we pass this place it aways looks closed. Last week we called in the carpark intending to have a drink but the confusing and "do not park here" signs were most unwelcoming that we drove off. Sorry. It is...a bar, a hotel or a restaurant?More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We booked our break early December not thinking there would be anywhere available especially as we wanted somewhere that accepted dogs. We booked the penybont hotel and wasn't disappointed with our choice. Lovely owners and bar staff who were so friendly and welcoming.open fires in...both bar and restaurant. Bedrooms were perfect .comfortable bed ,tea and coffee ensuite.full Welsh breakfast on offer every morning and absolutely delicious meals on an evening. Cannot fault our stay.will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This hotel was handy to split up out drive to Wales. It was very basic and a little tired but the bed was amazing..... the biggest bed I have ever seen in the UK and so comfortable, best nights sleep I have had in a...long time. The hotel staff were friendly too. The restaurant is next door in a pub and offer hotel guests a 10% discount. The food was reasonable but quite limited in choice. Breakfast was very typical but plentiful.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Pen-y-Bont Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5