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“Unfussy food cooked well” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Silver Fountain

The Silver Fountain
Ranked #11 of 28 Restaurants in Betws-y-Coed
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Rochford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unfussy food cooked well”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2014

Friendly little pub just outside of Betws y Coed, so it wasn't full of holiday makers like the other restaurants in the main town, which appealed to us, the menu was fairly limited but the food was reasonably priced the portions were big and the food was excellent. What more can you ask for? We will definitely be returning again this year

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Steve D
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English first
Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Silver fountain”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013

Great food at this friendly pub just outside Betwys Coed , Wednesday night is curry night and excellent choice of curries , pies and fish and chips were all really good . Portion sizes were huge , service was prompt . Will call in next time we are in the area

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Janep18
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Wales, UK
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We stopped here last week in the early evening and all 5 of us had the sunday roast. The food was fantastic - really tasty and good sized portions. The food took a few minutes to arrive but since there is a nice log fire to sit in front of that wasn't too much of a hardship, and the vegtables all tasted freshly cooked so were worth a short wait. The pub has a pleasant atmosphere and has been sympathetically decorated so as to retain some of the feeling of history that modern chain pubs would love to be able to synthesise.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Glynneth
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Steak and Ale pie is fantastic, truly simple food done VERY well. There is a little wait for the food if someone is ordering the pie as it is cooked properly in the oven and not just microwaved, this means the pastry is brilliant. The staff are friendly and attentive without being pushy, easily one of the best pubs in the area (far too many have become pretentious).

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Physical256
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“another mixed review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We were staying in the nearby village of Penmachno, and didn't want to drive too far for dinner one night.
It's quite basic inside with tables laid out in line - almost in school dinner hall formation.
I was looking forward to a pint of local beer, but the only option was bottled Welsh beer - which I think is OK at home, but draught is always more preferable in a pub. They had also ran out of some of the draught beers, so I grudgingly had a shandy!
Quite a few things were off the menu - the waitress said they had run out, but it wasn't really busy.
We opted for the Welsh Black Beef pie, (Their signature dish, I suspect) and my youngest had to have adult fish and chips as no junior scampi was available (I can't believe any restaurant can run out of this stuff as it comes frozen in bags - it must be easy to keep a good stock)
Food took ages to come, but we weren't in a hurry so that was OK for us.
The beef was fantastic, beautifully tender and full of flavour.They fry real potato chips which was a pleasant change from the generic frozen variety steak chip everybody seems now to serve.
We were all full, and the food was worth the wait. Waitresses were friendly but just slightly under attentive. Not really sure if that's such a bad thing though, especially if you're not in a rush, as I can't be doing with serving staff constantly asking if everyhing's OK.
The overall rating doesn't do the food justice, but it is dragged down by poor stocking, and I suspect not everybody will be quite so patient when it comes to delays in service

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank barrythebolt
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