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Y Sospan Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, British,
Queens Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AR, Wales
+44 1341 423174
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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Cafe, British, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Queens Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AR, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family group of 16 with a broad range of ages and tastes, ordering a wide variety of starters, mains, desserts and drinks, but nothing was too much trouble for the friendly and efficient waitresses. The quality of every dish was superb -...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dolgellau is a funny little town. Many Welsh towns tend to have a long main street with what shops and restaurants there are spread along its length. Dolgellau is built around a small central square and its pleasant compact streets are always busy with people...More

Thank hopehousecottage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for tea which is PG tips from 4-5 tea bags so strong. Timber framed olde dwelling with light snacks, cakes, drinks. Fairly basic and perhaps a little dated. Lots of competition from other tea shops and perhaps needs a refresh to maintain custom?...More

Thank Speigal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service. Cannot fault it. Managed to fit us in on a bank holiday weekend without booking. Excellent food and great service.

3  Thank Clare W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Evening Bistro, staff were very pleasant & helpful, nothing was too much trouble especially when I was asking questions concerning my dietary problem. Food was excellent, cooked to perfection & presented to the highest standards.

3  Thank Beverley C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jacket potato with tuan mayo was lovely. Great value for money and a great Welsh welcome. Diolch yn fawr 🤗

2  Thank Welshdraig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking at places to eat in Dolgellau and found it left of the ship hotel, I ordered a steak & ale pie . The helpings were good it was a good job we didn't ask for starters we wouldn't have coped. we were...More

5  Thank skybluebob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is so much more than a cafe! We had an evening meal here to rival any 5* restaurant. Such attention to detail - this was an absolute delight to visit. Slightly small inside, so tables are close together, but this was quaint and cosy,...More

2  Thank Kerf-LL
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting building, used to be the town's prison. Standard cafe fair but great value for money. Good for no frills eats

Thank grubhound
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Having searched around Dolgellau for somewhere to eat (half the places seemed to have run out of food or stopped serving at 7!) we stumbled across Y Sospan. We didn’t have high hopes for the little cafe, but how wrong we were! Two delicious meals;...More

3  Thank Sophie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queens Square, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1AR, Wales (Formerly Y Sospan)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Dolgellau
  • Phone Number: +44 1341 423174
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1606 old gaol building serving no last suppers but tasty breakfasts and hearty home made lunches curated to your individual needs. Teas and coffees made to your specific instructions (no soya or skinny options available sorry, our milk is semi-skimmed). Gluten free options available - please ask your server for advice.
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