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“Average food in a great setting”

Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar
Ranked #6 of 58 Restaurants in Porthmadog
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Spooner's is run by the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway and caters for passengers and visitors to both the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. Offering breakfast, lunch, snacks and full evening meals, Spooner's also features an award-winning bar and an extensive new beer garden where you can enjoy a drink or a meal and watch the trains go by.
Reviewed 24 July 2012

I visit Porthmadog annually and usually end up eating in Spooners on at least one occasion as they are limited restuarants in the area.

Spooners is on the platform of the railway and for this reason it is always reeally busy. So if you can book a table in advance. i think this is one of the reasons the food is just okay as they have a continual flow of customers.

The food isn't bad it is just okay.

The setting is great though and kids will love the train engine in the actual pub.

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Thank DebJackson
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

We stopped in for a coffee and snack before a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway. OK but fairly average cafe style service and food selection but adequate for what was wanted.

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Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Luckily I happended to stumble across Spooners whilst driving around Porthmadog looking for a place to eat. On entering all the tables were taken, but the friendly staff advised that a table should become available soon, and sure enough it did. The quality of food was good, standard grills, pub classics and salads, all reasonably priced. The service was friendly and efficient.
The quality of the beer was good also, and being able to watch the steam trains come in and out of the station was a treat. My 4 year old son loved seeing the trains, and it certainly kept him entertained while we wanted for our food to arrive.
All in all a nice friendly relaxing place to eat.

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Thank Archer73
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

A good pub, with excellent pub grub. Great range of beers.

Thank TMRDavies
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Lovely bar right on the platform for the Ffestiniog railway. Friendly barman, great ales, OK food. Late afternoon, early evening you can nip out to watch steam trains returning to the station.

Thank Mary B
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