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“In need of renovation”
Review of Rhyd-Y-Pennau Inn

Rhyd-Y-Pennau Inn
Ranked #86 of 150 Restaurants in Aberystwyth
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Shropshire
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110 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“In need of renovation”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

A decade or so ago, Rhyd-Y-Pennau was one of the best choices in the Borth/Aberystwyth area for pub food with a restaurant feel of quality. Sadly those days are in the past.

This was our first visit for several years, and it was a bit of a shock to see the scale of the decline. Most of this related to the maintenance - chipped and stained tables that were sticky to the touch; faded decor; and a problem in the dining room that meant the floor had lifted and there was a substantial trip hazard with a ridge several inches high running down its middle.

On the plus side, there is ample parking at the pub and it can seat a reasonable number of people. We had a carvery at £7.95, and the quality was actually quite good - but the overall ambience and sense of decay really let the whole thing down. The setting can make all the difference to the experience of food.

Rhyd-Y-Pennau would be down at one or at best two stars for its ambience; it creeps up to two or three for the food, which was OK. My preferred star rating here would be two-and-a-half - "poor" would too harsh, but "average" is too generous.

An urgent renovation programme is needed, and this could be a great place again. Let's hope the money is there for this to happen; we all know how tough life is for pubs these days. But a little spent on refurbishing modestly could make a big difference!

  • Visited November 2011
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West Midlands
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“Awful rude waitresses don't waste your money”
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We visited here tonight to be treated like dirt by one particular immature waitress and left without eating the food because of the appauling service. The issues we faced were through no fault of our own with items missing from our order after the 3rd visit to the kitchen by the mardy immature waitress we were sarcastically asked were there anymore obscure requests we had or maybe a special blend of whisky!! After I challenged the immature waitress in her attitude and the reasons why she left the table without a sorry or an apology. I would recommend you avoid this pub until they have sacked the girl with very short hair and can recommend the Victoria inn in borth where you get treated with respect by adults not immature things! Who need to go on customer service training courses before being unleashed on paying customers.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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“Great for families due to excellent play area for kids serving ok pub food”
Reviewed 15 June 2011

This place is a good bet if you want some pub grub and have kids. It has a really good play area which is fenced off from the main road. Ideal if you want an inexpensive trip out with the children in tow. There is also a nice big outside grassed area, plenty of parking and it's very well frequented by locals. Very nice staff.

  • Visited May 2011
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