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“Excellent food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pont-y-Pair Hotel and Restaurant

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Pont-y-Pair Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 48 Betws-y-Coed B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

As the hotel is not listed as a restaurant we will leave our review on here. We ate here both nights on this visit and in June when we spent one night in the village. The food is excellent quality every time and the service we have received has been perfect. When we phoned up to book a table the staff even remembered us by name from the previous occasion. A perfect place to eat with exceptionally good value. A must to eat there!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank b p
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth
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144 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

It's a shame this hotel is not listed as a restaurant on Tripadvisor, I'd have found it sooner and they would be busier. We ate here twice during our 6 night stay in Betws-y-coed. The enormous and generously filled fish pie was excellent and a very welcome change from local beef & lamb (which is very good, but I couldn't eat it every night!) My husband's sirloin steak was massive and perfectly cooked, and I was very jealous of the home made chips which accompanied it. Very friendly and helpful staff and a nice restaurant area - you can eat the bar menu in the restaurant too.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dmsuk_12
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kingston upon hull united kingdom
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We have just returned from a lovely week long holiday(not long enough) in North Wales the weather was fantastic.We decided to have a meal to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary at the Pont-y-Pair hotel and we were not disappointed.I had the Sirloin Steak with green beans and homemade chips and green pepper sauce hubby had the large mixed grill the portions were huge and the quality was spot on (only one little complaint usually you get mushrooms and onion ring with steak we did ask but was informed they didn't do them) however might not have managed to eat them all if they did.Highly recommended promise you wont be disappointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank fionafay
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

The staff here were all very friendly and helpful. Restaurant and bar food was excellent and far exceeded what we would have expected in this type of establishment. Was noisy due to being right on the A5. Bethan was very accommodating and, due to unusual circumstances we had to cancel on two occasions but were not charged any cancellation fees and prices remained as the original booking despite finally arriving at a more expensive time of year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank alan q
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Cardiff
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109 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

The service and ambience were fine - the starters of Risotto with chorizo and scallops was amazing - scallops cooked absolutely perfectly for both of us. For the main I chose a duo of duck - one with an asian noodle and the other in a canneloni. The noodles and duck were great but the canneloni was pretty grim. The pasta was far too thick for the duck inside which was a lovely shredded duck but with no sauce so the pasta seemed heavy and glutinous - the dish just did not work. If the duck had been in a light ommelet or some light filo pastry it would have complemented the other part of the dish much better. My husband had a mixed grill which for the price was very good value - the chips were very very good! The Wine was a nice Rioja and reasonably priced - good value if you choose your dish carefully.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank salthewelsjhgirl
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Albany, NY
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94 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I, and a hiking companion ate here 3 nights in a row, May 27,28 and 29. We didn't plan it that way. We were using Betws-y-Coed as a base for exploring and hiking Snowdonia. At the end of each day, we would drive back to town tired, sometimes soaked from the rain and cold, and definitely in need of a few pints and some decent hot food. On the first night, the easiest thing to do was park the car and walk from our B&B to the Pont-y-Pair, have some pints in the cozy bar area and then simply order dinner. But we really came to like the place, the food, the atmosphere and the staff. The waitress and the barman we had all 3 nights were attentive and friendly. You can eat in the bar, sitting in snugs and on upholstered comfy chairs or in the dining room. On the bar side, you place your order at the bar and they bring your food out to your table. On the dining room side, there is full wait service. We saw lots of locals eating there and that is always a good sign. Every night there were specials not on the standard menu and these were especially good deals. Overall the food and drinks were reasonably priced. The Pont-y-Pair was very, very good to us and all 3 of us recall it fondly.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DnAAlbany_NY
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Australia
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160 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013

Loved the vibe with friendly team and locals, great dining (and some complimentary lessons in Welsh - wish I could say Thank you the way you taught me). Don't miss the duck or the shanks or the steak... keep going back till you have been through the menu.

Room Tip: We stayed over the road so didn't see the rooms but know the menu inside out!! ;-)
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FCarroll18
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Additional Information about Pont-y-Pair Hotel and Restaurant

Property: Pont-y-Pair Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Holyhead Road, Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed LL24 0BN, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Betws-y-Coed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Betws-y-Coed
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pont-y-Pair Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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