Just been here for lunch, fantastic! Amazing location and excellent food and the whole group was made to feel most welcomed. We live locally and are considering booking to stay for a couple of nights.More
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Just been here for lunch, fantastic! Amazing location and excellent food and the whole group was made to feel most welcomed. We live locally and are considering booking to stay for a couple of nights.MoreShow less
Thanks for writing in such glowing terms about our Sunday lunches - it is much appreciated and we really enjoyed your visit. We are even more pleased that your are considering staying with us just so that you can sample Ricky's evening meals - however if you do, sadly you will not be our nearest guests as a month ago a couple came to stay from down the valley - just six miles away! It was hysterical hearing them explain to guests from overseas where they had travelled from!
Our best wishes, John - joint owner.
Had a wonderful 4 days fly fishing on Tal y llyn Lake, with JIm & I catching plenty of Brown trout which Ricky cooked superbly with herbs & butter.
Staying at the Old Rectory in the luxurious rooms and wonderful food was one of the highlights of our trip and John & Ricky were very welcoming, cheerful and friendly as always
we'll be back.......hopefully for the Sea Trout run in September / October
Mike, we are so pleased that you had 'tight lines' during your four days with us and it was my pleasure to cook the brown trout for you in the evening. Indeed our guests are still enjoying the pate which I also made from them! Thanks also for your kind comments about us and as always it was great to see you both again and let's hope your autumn trip is just as successful and we can have fresh sea trout on our tables!
Just so there's no confusion from our friends across the water can we point out that the 220 acre Welsh Water lake in front of us is managed by the hotel opposite.
Kind regards, Ricky Francis - chef and joint owner.
We had lunch at this wonderful place situated on the lakeside with fantastic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. John and Ricky are perfect hosts and made our time there memorable. The quality of food is high, imaginatively presented and just delicious! We hope to visit again soon but next time stay a few days enjoying the beautiful accommodation, peaceful setting and fantastic food. It is the sort of place you want to keep for yourself!
Thanks for coming for Sunday lunch and we are so pleased that you are considering returning to stay with us. As you know we used to offer evening meals to non-residents but had to stop as we simply not not cope with the number of folk who wanted to dine with us. We are now offering Sunday lunches as a thank you to those locals who have supported us in the past and by all accounts it is going down very well. It means a very long day for me - last Sunday I was up at 6am - but reading reviews like this makes it all very rewarding!
Thanks again from Ricky - chef and joint owner.
What can I say, even though we have visited before, the welcome and the comfort and food at the Old Rectory is just wonderful. It is never 'same old'. There is always something that is slightly different or new that keeps our visits fresh as well as relaxing.
John and Ricky welcome you to their home and very soon all the guests are getting on well, discussing the food, what walks to do and just how soon we can all come back again.
The weather was glorious last weekend ( June 20th-23rd) and we were served breakfast outside on the patio overlooking the lake, we could have been anywhere in the world. Will add a picture when we have down loaded them.
This is still the most perfect place to stay, do visit if you haven't all ready and if you have book your next visit- we have.
We are so pleased and indeed well flattered that you keep returning to stay with us in our home here at Tal-y-llyn and yet again this review is truly appreciated. It was great that you all enjoyed a leisurely breakfast sitting outside overlooking the lake - you certainly could not do that today as it's pouring with rain! Marilyn and Dave, we so look forward to welcoming you both back here again.
John and Ricky - joint owners, The Old Rectory on the lake.
We had a wonderful two night stay and loved every minute. John and Ricky were great hosts, giving us a warm welcome and ensuring that we had nothing to do but relax. Ricky's creations in the kitchen were five star, indeed the best broccoli and stilton soup i have ever tasted!
We treated ourselves to the pamper package and spent a heavenly hour in the hot tub with champagne, overlooking the lake - just perfect after the nine mile walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth along the Mawddach Estuary. Had time to enjoy John's recommendation of the Precipice Walk before heading home, back to reality. Can't wait to return.
Thanks for describing us as 'a slice of heaven' and it was our pleasure to welcome you both into our home here on Tal-y-llyn. We are glad that you enjoyed the hot tub and lake view and thanks for the very kind remarks about my food and especially my broccoli and stilton soup. I must say I do enjoying making soups and most nights guests have one at the start of my four course evening meals.
Hope to see you in the not too distant future, best wishes, Ricky - chef and joint owner.
This is the second time I have stayed at the Old Rectory on the Lake and once again the stay was memorable for all the right reasons. A lovely setting, great accommodation and the care taken by John and Ricky was exemplary. A highly recommended destination.
Thanks so much for returning to stay with us again and leaving this review. Your recommendation on here is greatly appreciated.
Best wishes from John and Ricky - joint owners.