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“Quality food, brilliant setting”
Review of Y Sospan Cafe

Y Sospan Cafe
Ranked #10 of 29 Restaurants in Dolgellau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 1606 old gaol building serving no last suppers but tasty breakfasts and hearty home made lunches curated to your individual needs. Teas and coffees made to your specific instructions (no soya or skinny options available sorry, our milk is semi-skimmed). Gluten free options available - please ask your server for advice.
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Warm service, home cooked, original and delicious meals, plenty of local ales on offer, in all a great night out. Be sure to book in advance and if possible sit upstairs, the ground floor has none of the ambiance that the old jailhouse holds.

Thank Luke S
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We visited Dolgellau in a recommendation from a colleague. I spotted that this little eaterie was a bistro at nite so we returned on our last nite. We weren't disappointed it was well worth the 30 min drive. We were immediately shown to a table following a very friendly greeting. There was also a booster seat for my 3 yr old and colouring!!! You can't do wrong with colouring! The menu was extensive and I had the chicken breast. The kids meals were lovely too - a bit pricey at over a tenner but well worth it. The staff were lovely and the place steeped in history as it used to be a prison. Well worth a visit. Free parking after 6 if u persevere.

Thank biddy24Preston
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Y Sospan is one of very few places in Dolgellau offering wholesome fare for walkers climbers and holidaymakers. The young staff were run off their feet by some big parties but managed to remain calm and friendly. My lasagne had a good beef filling and a tasty cheesy topping and the lemon tart was delicious. The cafe makes much of its past history as a jail and has a warm atmosphere.

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Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We were staying in Dolgellau for a week on a family holiday and booked the bistro in advance based upon previous reviews. We were not disappointed. I booked online and was impressed by the response. There were 11 of us in the party including 3 children & a non-dining baby. We were welcomed warmly and the service throughout the evening was excellent. We were mainly served by Rachel who was so attentive, friendly and focused. Despite it being very busy this did not detract from the service provided, and the overall atmosphere was superb. The menu was extremely varied and all the food we ordered was tasty and well prepared. We will definitely go again on our next visit. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed.

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Thank David S
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a tiny bistro in the centre of Dolgellau and some parts of it date back to the 17th century. I ate their with friends and whilst we all enjoyed our meals, they were priced a little higher than we felt was fair.

2  Thank Karen B
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