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“What a warm lovely pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Penhelig Arms
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Aberdovey
Certificate of Excellence
Bath
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a warm lovely pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part if a weeks tour. A real gem to find. It's in a fantastic location, has fantastic evening supper in a warm friendly bar. The staff were excellent and really friendly, the irons were very nice for an Inn and we had a fantastic stay.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Visited the Penhlig Arms over new year 2014 for a bar meal and a drink. Have been here several times before to eat, it used to be very good but lost its way for a couple of years. There is now a new manager and thankfully the Pen seems to be on the up again. There was a roaring fire to welcome us in the bar area, helpful bar staff and good food once more. The manager, Philip, checked with everyone that their meals were ok and seemed very friendly. Will definitely be eating and drinking there again on our next visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kinver, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Thanks to Phil, Paul and Christina for helping to make our stay very enjoyable. Amazing value for money, comfortable and bright bedroom with beautiful views over the estuary. Breakfast more than adequate. All visitors strongly advised to sample afternoon tea. Better than the Savoy!
Very warm and welcoming staff, who went out of their way to help

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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england
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

This place is about average for a brewery owned one; the rooms with a view are fine and the staff nice.

We weren't warned that it's disabled- hostile, though. The slate steps down from the annexe are difficult when it's fine but almost lethal when wet (not unusual in Aberdovey, unfortunately), and there are many minor traps in the main building.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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swansea
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

amazing place from checking in to a warm coal fire on winter night attentive and efficent staff a warm welcome after long journey, immaculate accomodation which mixed comfort and modern amazing veiws and atmosphere, had lunch and evening meal which can be taken in restaurant or bar area, the open fire attracted me to eat in the bar though the menu was the same in either and on every occasion food service was first class, nice wine choice reasonably priced all round an amazing experience would highly recommend it and will be. would definatly return.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Just returned fom a wonderful weekend at the Penhelig where Phil and hsi staff made us feel very welcome, We stayed in one of the Bodhelig rooms which had all the facilities you needed to relax and chill out with spectacular views of the estuary made even better by the very unseasonable weather we enjoyed. The rooms are very very spacious and to some degree better than far more expensive hotels we have stayed at with possibly the warmest bathroom I have ever experienced! We were going to eat in the town on the Friday but got comfortable in the hotels snug bar and decided to book a table in the restaurant where I enjoyed the best steak I have had for a very long time and my partner really enjoyed her vegetarian meal. Personally I am not a fan of double cooked chips but that's just me. We dined in the restaurant again on the Saturday and once again thoroughly enjoyed the food, all backed up with a good selection of ales, cocktails and wines, yes I did try them all!
Unusally for us we spent most of the weekend around the hotel, partly down to Aberdovey being shut for winter but mainly due to how comfotable Phil and the staff made us feel. Yes there are a few minor things I could pick up on but hey can't we always and to be fair Phil's only been in charge for a couple of months and seems to have a done a sterling job in that short time.
Look forward to returning again soon.
Nigel

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

From the easy way of Phil and Paul on arrival , the mulled wine and mince pies to the warmth of the accommodation and the spectacular views over the dovey estuary, we loved it all. Christmas day was just right with not too much by way of festivities but plenty in the way of choice of food.
Brains should INVEST in this little welsh jewel as much as they can.
10/10 for a wonderful break. Thank you all.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Penhelig Arms
Address: Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Aberdovey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Aberdovey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Penhelig Arms 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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