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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%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
“meatballs” (3 reviews)
18:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Welsh, International, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Tafarn y Plu is a traditional Welsh pub opposite the house where Lloyd George spent his childhood. The food is homemade, using lots of local produce and is served promptly by the friendly staff. Welsh is spoken as a first language in this area...More

Thank Gillian P
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

We try to make everybody feel at home, whatever their language or nationality, while giving them a true taste of Wales in all respects - in food, drink, language, history and culture. We're delighted that Gillian P decided to try us out, and obviously enjoyed...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

On the last evening of my recent camping trip, I wanted somewhere local to grab a meal. As there was a party of six of us, I wasn't sure if they would be able to accommodate the group as they were only open for a...More

Thank Donna G
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

We get many campers and caravanners popping in, the area being liberally dotted with many excellent campsites. There are two in the village itself, within just a few minutes' walking distance. We of course gladly extend the welcome mat to our guests, and hope they...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We wished we had found this place sooner than we did. Very friendly and welcoming staff I presume were the owners. They were only open a few days in the week but we went in on the Sunday evening and had a lovely roast lamb...More

1  Thank mobilemowers
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

We open five nights a week in summer, at 6pm, but we take Mondays & Tuesdays off (as our sort of weekend). Hours are different in winter (October-Easter). We're pleased the reviewer enjoyed our welcome and our food. We do our best to make our...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Have many happy memories of this area from family holidays at Abersoch 60 years ago before the Cheshire set took it over so it was great to find a traditional Welsh pub, serving local beers and great food from local produce. Very friendly place and...More

1  Thank mrcliffordd
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Presenting the best of our wonderful little country is our raison d'être, from our food and drink - be it wine, ale, cider, lager, stout, gin, whisky, or fancy liqueurs - to our language, culture and history. I doubt whether any potential new owners would...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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 20 June 2018

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

1  Thank Sarah M
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.

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29 July 2018|
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Response from Ian P | Property representative |
Hello. It depends on how friendly the dog is!! Seriously, we allow reasonably-sized dogs in the compact snug area if they're kept under control on a lead, and off the furniture, subject to there being sufficient space. If
9 January 2017|
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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 - 22:00
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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