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Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar

) #6 of 42 Restaurants in Porthmadog ££ - £££ , Cafe, British
Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
+44 1766 516032
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales
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1 - 10 of 415 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here, excellent value for money, good size portions, very quick, no waiting for ages even though it was really busy. Staff were friendly. It was clean and welcoming. Really impressed.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate in here twice and both times the food was lovely and hot and fresh. The staff were very pleasent and nothing seemed to phase them.

Thank blueboytwo
Reviewed 6 days ago

A nice friendly atmosphere good food at a resnable price with a very good bar. Great chose of local beers. Seats out side for the bar and restaurant with a nice inside seating arangment. Lots of railway memorabilia.

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sad to say this wasn't the most pleasant lunch we had on holiday. Both had ready made fresh sandwiches one prawn and mayo and egg and cress.both tasted bland and uninteresting and 2 diet comes at £10.60 was a bit of a rip off. Nice...More

Thank Julie B
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Julie, thank for your review. We are sorry that you did not enjoy your sandwiches - which day was it that you had lunch with us? Glad that you enjoyed sitting outside on the platform enjoying the atmosphere.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never eaten here but always drunk- excellent local beers and from the excellent Marston's stable make it a must-see. With half the establishment laid out like a pub and half like a cafeteria, it really is an atmospheric place to eat and drink and...More

Thank worcsfan
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you very much for your review, glad you enjoy Spooner's and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cracking pint and staff very friendly.nice settings and right on the railway.brilliant in the summer months

Thank Thefeen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed sitting outside on the railway platform. There are great views, or if there's a train in the station, you get to see that. Watching the steam trains does enhance the visit. We had fish and chips. Portions are large, we ordered one portion...More

2  Thank HeatSeekerWrexham_UK
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback, I am glad that you enjoyed the meal and Purple Moose so much. I shall take forward the feedback of the coffee, thank you for letting us know and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the pub after finished the long journey back from Caernarfon by the WHR . The pub had good atmosphere, served good food, we had fish and chips that was great and filling. Most of trains staff stopped at the bar for their...More

Thank Pamm S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after a lovely train journey. Excellent food, great value for money. Friendly and efficient staff. Lovely to sit outside and watch the trains.

Thank susan b
sgreig-ffwhr, Guest Relations Manager at Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan, thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed eating with us. I shall pass it on to the team and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today for a meal with 2 adults and 6 kids. Unfortunately had chosen it because of price and menu choice online, but when we got there menu had changed and prices had all increased (not by a huge amount really... But it does add...More

2  Thank Adamss1
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Thomassamantha
Do u allow dogs
21 January 2017|
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Response from Andrew T | Property representative |
At present, only assistance dogs are allowed inside the bar and restaurant. Dogs are welcome in the outside patio area and on all our trains with the exception of First Class, where only assistance dogs are allowed.
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634peter
Free parking?
20 August 2016|
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Response from Andrew T | Property representative |
Free in the evening, otherwise £2 a day.
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Are you open for Christmas lunch?
14 August 2016|
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Response from Andrew T | Property representative |
Thank you for asking. We will be serving our Christmas menu from the 1st December. The Menu will be available from early September on our Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways website. Pre-booking is essential and should... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, British, Pub, Welsh, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Harbour Railway Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, Wales (Formerly Spooner's Cafe & Bar)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Porthmadog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 516032
  • E-mail
Description
Spooner's is run by the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway and caters for passengers and visitors to both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks and full evening meals, Spooner's also features an award-winning bar and an extensive new beer garden where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by.
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