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“Amazing food with lovely rooms”

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Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms
Ranked #4 of 15 Harlech B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Worcestershire
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53 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Amazing food with lovely rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

My husband and I stayed here for one night whilst travelling through North Wales. We booked it at the last minute, and are very glad we did!

The accomodation is lovely. The rooms are freshly decorated, with delightful furniture and wonderful features such as original beams. We had a beautiful en-suite, with a two person shower! Our accomodation was in the annexe, which is attached to the cottage. We had our own front door key & could come & go as we pleased without the worry of disturbing the owners.

The food here is truely amazing. I can honestly say it's the best we've ever tasted. We had both dinner & breakfast and the quality is continuous throughout. At breakfast, hot food is cooked to order from the menu & beautifully served. At dinner, my choice of starter had sold out (they were very busy) but the chef made me something 'off menu' so I didn't miss out. All food is seasonal & locally sourced, you can taste the freshness.

I would not hesitate to recommend Castle Cottage as a wonderful place to stay, but would advise that you eat here too, it really is a treat!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Hi Sfran 10536
Thank you for your excellent review - we are glad that you found us last minute and that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to serve you and your husband and we appreciate your comment re the food and rooms. Hope you can stop by again soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wirral
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

The restaurant serves really delicious food, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Lovely canapes with our drinks beforehand beside the log fire. Very nice atmosphere in the dining room.

The bedrooms in the annexe where we stayed were spacious and very stylishly decorated. The owners obviously have an eye for detail where guests' need are concerned, from the towelling slippers, bottled water, variety of beverages & biscuits, as well as a bowl of fresh fruit.

We hope to return before too long as we only managed to stay one night but would wholeheartedly recommend the Castle Cottage

Room Tip: The rooms in the annexe, which is alongside the restaurant buildings, are very spacious. Tall peopl...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Hi LeonoraWirral
What a wonderful review, we are truly glad that you enjoyed the food, wines and atmosphere, hope you can stay for more than one night next time (try room 3, it occupies the entire top floor of the main building with no low-ish beams - only high ones!!!) The annex at Castle Cottage is Grade II listed and the beam in room 7 is over 500 years old!!!!!!!
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

This was a spur of the moment trip, during a visit to UK. It could not have been better! A warm welcome, comfortable room, large and luxurious bathroom, delicious dinner and scrumptious breakfast. What more could you ask for?

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a view of the castle and sea.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Hi cruella 10861
What a great review!! We are really pleased you chose Harlech for your spur of the minute break, and that we exceeded your expectations with our luxury rooms and excellent food. Next time you are in the UK we would be very pleased to look after you again.
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Wrexham,North Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We stayed at Castle Cottage in Harlech on January 3rd 2012. We were warmly welcomed by the owners, Glyn & Jacqui and they showed us to our beautiful room above the restaurant. We stayed in Room 3 called ‘Caernarvon’. Each room is named after a Welsh Castle. Our room was fantastically comfortable and had great facilities including a huge bathroom with a massive bath and separate shower. The bedroom was separate from a small lounge with a television. You could tell the owners had put a lot of thought in meeting their guests every need. There were plenty of plug sockets and a good mirror and light on the dressing table. We also had tea and coffee facilities, bottled water and a basket of fresh fruit! It was great to lie in bed & see Harlech Castle and the sea in the distance. The main reason we wanted to stay here was because we had heard so many recommendations for Glyn’s excellent cooking. We were not disappointed. Later, we went down to dinner we were given some lovely canapés whilst we had a pre –dinner drinks and looked at the menu. It was really hard to choose as we liked the sound of everything! In the end my husband chose, Scallops with Black pudding & bacon & I had crispy Welsh lamb pancakes with hoisin sauce as starters. For main course my husband had Seafood Thermidor and I had suckling pig. The puddings were equally delicious and we also thoroughly enjoyed the Chef’s appetizer of Chicken Consommé and freshly cooked bread. Glyn’s wife Jacqui took great care of us and it was an amazing meal. The next morning we had a beautifully cooked Welsh breakfast with a table full of fresh fruits, muesli etc. to choose from. I can highly recommend Castle Cottage as a perfect base to stay if you are planning on touring North Wales or if you just want to spoil yourself.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Hi nuttynicola13
Wow what a bonkers review!! We are both over the moon that you and your other half enjoyed your stay at Castle Cottage, and appreciate all the hard work that goes into running a hospitality business. Looking forward to serving you both again soon.
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Valladolid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

Superb restaurant, very nice owners, friendly and good service, nice and clean rooms.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 12 October 2011
Hi Jorge6868, Thank you for a perfect review of Castle Cottage, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us - looking forward to serving you again
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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

We stay in Harlech alot as we have a holiday home at Min Y Don Holiday Park and have eaten at many places. We had heard that the Castle Cottage is the best restaurant in the town and we weren't disapointed. The extra surprise course of a delicious pea & ham soup was a bonus. The staff were welcoming and we even discussed bringing our well-behaved children which they can cater for. It's just off the main street so we can see why we overlooked it in the past. Definately will go again and we strongly recommend it . Thanks for a lovely evening

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 2 October 2011
Dear FabFamily8
Thank you for your rave review of Castle Cottage, We are delighted we lived up to your expectations and you went away very happy. Glad that you found us and we look forward to serving you again soon
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2011

Great location, excellent staff, fantastic food.. Many thanks.

  • Stayed August 2011
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owainHarlech, Owner at Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, responded to this review, 2 September 2011
Hi Martinreader8
What a perfect review!! Thank you for your comments, we are really happy you enjoyed your second stay with us.
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Property: Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms
Address: Cottage Restaurant with Rooms Y Llech, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YL, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Harlech
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Harlech
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room 7 'Harlech' large executive room can be used as a family room - leather sofa-bed. En-suite has large bathtub and a separate large deluge shower. Free WiFi broadband throughout the building. We have won the True Taste award for eating out in Wales 2008/09 - Mid wales and overall winners. Fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere using local and Welsh produce. Visit Wales Gold Award 20/12/13/14 National Restaurant Awards Top 100 in UK 2011.We now no longer allow children under the age of 12 years old in the restaurant, we can do a child's dinner in the lounge at 5.30/6Pm for residents. ... more   less 
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