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Pale Estate, Llandderfel LL23 7PS, Wales
+44 1678 530285
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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best food we have while dining at this restaurant. Service is second to none. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

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Thank qamar146
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review. We are so glad that you found our service so good. Our staff work very hard to try to give our guests the best experience that they can. I will pass on your comments to them. Kind Regards Angela More 

Llandrillo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked an evening meal on a Thursday for my 40th Birthday, for me and my wife and and 2 children (12 & 15 years old). From start to finish we were looked after and made to feel more than welcome. The evening started with delicious canapes in the lounge before making our way to the dining room. We ate... More 

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Thank Andy S
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review and trusting us with such a special occasion. We are really glad you had a lovely time. When we started out we promised we would source our produce as locally as possible and Gareth does change the menu fairly frequently to reflect seasonality. He will be delighted that you noticed. We hope to welcome... More 

Flint, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends an family had flagged this restaurant to try.So in the interests of keeping all happy we undertook the experience . Four generations of us dined on Mothers Day an excellent choice from the repast put before us to the attentive staff.Very well done to all we will return an highly recommend.

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Thank John S
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

That we kept all four generations happy delights us. Our reviews mean a great deal to us, as you can see. we respond to them all so thank you for taking the time to review us and for your support and very kind words. Kind regards Angela More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The setting is amazing, and the attention to detail was second to none. I would like to highly recommend this to anybody looking for a special afternoon out. Gareth's freshly made cakes and scones were out of this world. We can't wait to visit again.

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Thank Hazel B
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you, we cherish every wonderful review we receive. I am rather partial to our afternoon tea too and have just added to our stock of delicate antique china to serve it in. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Angela More 

Broadway, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We booked up for the Saturday evening to celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary. We regularly stay in the Bala area but were unsure where to go for a special occasion. However, we plumped for the Pale Hall on the recommendation of a friend. The setting is wonderful, within a shallow valley, and with great views and lovely grounds. As we... More 

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Thank Kevin K
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We are so glad that you thought that the hotel is beautiful and the quality of the food was very good. I am sorry you felt the portions were too small for you. It's not something other guests have mentioned but I will certainly follow up with chef and pass on your comments. kind regards... More 

Midlands
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful building, fantastic staff, exquisite food. Perfect ingredients for a Valentine's evening... Friendly enough so as not to be stuffy but still providing a luxurious experience. Had a chat with the owners after dinner and they were absolutely charming. Will be returning without a shadow of a doubt - especially if they still have duck liver on the menu -... More 

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Thank holski
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you have a great experience on Valentine's day. It was a pleasure to talk to you. The duck liver is my favourite too!! We look forward to welcoming you back kind regards Angela More 

Hereford
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We booked two nights at short notice and stayed in the Powys suite.We had a lovely reception from Christina who showed us to our room A wonderful room with a large bay window overlooking the garden. We reserved lunch on both days, we rarely have dinner. I won't attempt to describe the food except to say that the menu was... More 

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Thank Mainwearing
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for this very positive and constructive review Thank you for the wonderful comments about the food and the beauty of the hotel. We always review what has happened if things haven't gone as smoothly as we would wish. Our staff are wonderful and work very hard to ensure that our guests have great service and we will use... More 

United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Having sampled the culinary delights of Pale previously, my husband and I returned for a much anticipated Afternoon Tea at the end of December. Despite being unavoidably late, we were made to feel welcome and seated in the delightful Seasons Room, where we enjoyed a local Snowdonia gin and tonic while our food was prepared. We hadn't eaten all day,... More 

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Thank Batty1960
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a detailed and full review. We appreciate it so much. I am so glad that we filled you up and that you felt there was sufficient for even really hungry guests. I hope that you find that excuse to come back as we love to welcome our returning guests. Kind regards Angela More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

You have got to experience the tasting menu with matched flight of wines, excellent pairing. Complimented with superb service.

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Thank KiaMathieson
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

I have already responded to your hotel review with grateful thanks. Gareth will be delighted you have also reviewed the restaurant as most review the hotel. We are so proud of what he and his team have achieved here. He deserves this accolade. Thank you kind regards Angela More 

West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Beautifully restored building, friendly and helpful staff and some of the best food I have had outside of a Michelin * restaurant. We went for my sister in laws birthday she is a real foodie having worked for Raymond Blanc and even she was impressed. Very fine dinning.

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Thank stephenwalters2016
Angela H, Owner at Pale Hall, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, Gareth will be so delighted to read this. We have a very young team who are cooking their hearts out for us. Hoping to welcome you back soon. kind regards Angela More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$32 - US$109
Cuisine
British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pale Estate, Llandderfel LL23 7PS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Llandderfel
  • Phone Number: +44 1678 530285
  • This restaurant is at Pale Hall Hotel
Description
Pale Hall Hotel is a fine dining country house hotel under new ownership. One of the UK's most talented and well-known chefs, Michael Caines, is ensuring that fine-dining is at the heart of Palé Hall Hotel. He will be working alongside our own Head Chef,Gareth Stevenson to produce seasonal signature menus, that focus on fantastic local produce, some from our own gardens, delivered with absolute professionalism in preparation, presentation and service.

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