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Tafarn y Plu

Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
+44 1766 523276
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (5 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Welsh, International, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by chance after searching for an evening meal in Pwlhelli and found this quaint , cosy ,welcoming pub . My fishcakes and chilli jam were tasty and my husband enjoyed his Welsh Black steak . Hurry if you want to try it - its...More

Thank Angela G
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Quaint, cosy, welcoming? Yep, that's us. We're pleased the reviewer enjoyed her visit.

Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 8 friends who tried to visit. We had called before we arrived to ask to reserve a table, but they wouldn't take bookings, but knew we were coming. We approached the pub and were greeted by a very hostile lady...More

Thank Louis P
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

We certainly do not encourage large same-sex groups as they can often be rowdy and loud, sometimes even obnoxious, spoiling other patrons' enjoyment of a well-deserved relaxing evening in our compact rural bar/restaurant. That's not to say that this group would have necessarily proven to...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with family had a great meal steak and beef & stout pie with puddings and drinks £47 for 2. Value for money and worth a visit when in and around Criccieth and Llandustumwy.

Thank BeachBhudda
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

We pride ourselves on trying to offer quality food and drink that's value for money, and are delighted that BeachBhudda enjoyed his/her visit to us. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My partner and me went in for an evening meal and a drink whilst on a weekend break 6/5/18 . Ale was good . Food was delicious . The Landlord was a very happy and pleasant man. The waiters were very polite well mannered young...More

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Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Of course I'm a happy man..... who wouldn't be with gratifying comments like these? We're so pleased Sarah M enjoyed her visit.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

Called in for quick snack and a drink whilst touring North Wales. Pleasant staff and quick service will call again.

Thank RickyCardiff
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

We do our utmost to please, be it for a quick pit stop or a fuller experience. Thanks for your visit, Ricky. Galwch eto.

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere the owners very friendly and welcoming The food was traditional and home cooked a very good choice and varied menu Highly recommend!! Reasonably priced too! We will return

Thank Debbie698
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

We're so please the reviewer enjoyed her visit. We always try to keep a warm welcome and a convivial atmosphere, especially in the depths of winter like this.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

As a group of 22 staying in the local area I contacted Ian to book a table; Ian and his wife opened the restaurant especially for us. Everyone's meals were delicious (particularly the chilli jam!!), came out nice and hot and were exactly what we...More

Thank katyfarrell77
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

It was a pleasure to cater to this group. I believe they were staying at Ty Newydd, the national writers' centre just up the road, which lets out its premises when they have no courses arranged. While we can't always cope with a booking of...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If we don't want to lose our traditional pubs we should visit them more! This one in a village famous for it's connections with Lloyd George deserves to be saved from either closing or being sold to anyone who wouldn't nurture the Welsh hospitality it...More

Thank theaparry
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

While we're pleased the reviewer enjoyed his visit, there is no intention whatsoever to see this inn close, he'll be glad to hear. We currently run it as a lifestyle concern in order to fit in other interests - both commercial and personal - and...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely meal of local lamb for me and a proper steak pie for my husband. Good, honest food with provenance. The beer, according to my husband was also good. Friendly service too.More

Thank Elaine H
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Our Welsh lamb steaks are certainly very popular, and we're very proud of our "proper" steak pies. We don't believe in this nonsense of some bits of meat sloshing about in a casserole dish with some puff pastry floating on top of it masquerading as...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great food well cooked and served quickly even on a busy Friday night. Eclectic decoration and fittings but friendly and very welcoming.

Thank Ularcher
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We can't be anything but naturally friendly and welcoming, being Celts. We're so pleased the reviewer enjoyed his/her/their visit, and would be glad to see them return for more of the same.

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Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but, I don't know the answer to that... but, I suggest that you 'phone the Pub., their 'phone number is - 01766 523 276...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Bar, Welsh, International, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Llanystumdwy
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 523276
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Multi award-winning country inn with a thoroughly Welsh ethos that'll give you a taste of what our country is really about. Our 200-year-old inn is a Grade II listed building situated in an Architectural Conservation Area in the picturesque village of Llanystumdwy near the popular seaside resort of Criccieth. The inn has not been spoilt by modernity, and wallows relaxingly in its past untainted by TV sets, juke boxes or gaming machines, while offering the latest Wales has to offer in food and drink.
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