THIS IS A RESTAURANT REVIEW ONLY AS WE HAVE NOT STAYED HERE. THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A PLACE TO MAKE A SEPARATE ENTRY.
Llew Coch (Red Lion) is a genuine and traditional village inn that has not succumbed to modernization and “improvements”. It lies in the heart of Dinas Mawddwy, nestling comfortably and real in its ‘Wild Wales’ surroundings of mountain, forest and river. Nothing glossy here, just the epitome of a hard, organic beauty naturally evolved. A warm welcome awaits inside Llew Coch and we enjoyed the friendly, freely offered inclusive conversation of the barmaid and the handful of locals who stopped by in-passing for a lunch time pint or a coffee and natter.
Lunch at Llew Coch is chosen from a good size selection on an unpretentious menu of pub food classics with local twists thrown in here and there. We both had the homemade Welsh lamb and leek pie. The meat was tender, clearly slow-cooked, and the suet style pastry perfectly suited the dish and the autumnal day. Accompanying vegetables were both a nice selection and well prepared. Plans to sample desserts were sunk by the generously proportioned and very tasty mains. Our bill left worthwhile change from a £20 note well spent.
So, the food offered at Llew Coch is both good value and of a substantial homely quality. The atmosphere is provided courtesy of genuine old wooden beams, well worn tables and countless horse brasses all delivered up in their correct and naturally aged environment. Service is like wandering into a friend’s kitchen for a chat. A highly recommended example of the ‘real deal’!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centuries-old traditional Inn. In charming village set amid scenic beauty of southern Snowdonia. Close to many attractions and Cardigan Bay Resorts. Renowned for good value home-cooked meals, listed in c.a.m.r.a. good beer guide and Taste of Wales scheme. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Red Lion (Llew Coch) Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia National Park