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“We love this place!!!!!”

Spooner's Grill, Cafe & Bar
Ranked #5 of 59 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 3 June 2014

This is a wholly biased review as we just love everything about Spooner's, Friendly staff, there's always a great choice of ales on offer and the food is most agreeable. What sets it apart from other places is location. Sitting outside on a summers evening watching the trains come and go is just the best. Heaven smells of Welsh steam coal and steam oil, so Spooner's must be heaven............well it is to us;-)

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Thank D_Rex186338
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Spooners restaurant was a busy place and the staff took time to take our orders the meal was very nice and at a reasonable cost . The real ales were kept well also. so all in all a very nice place to eat and drink

Thank richJay
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We visited Spooners after a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway, saw they sold the local Purple Moose Brewery ale and wanted a drink. Nobody behind the bar so pressed the bell for service. Nobody came. Pressed the bell again. 2 people looked through the glass door, obviously didn't like the look of us. We left.

We went for a pot of tea a few days later. The girl almost overcharged us, provided us with 2 cups and 1 saucer and it was obvious that she didn't want to be there.


The catering staff on the train were brilliant, really welcoming and happy to help. Maybe the staff in Spooners really want to be on the train!

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1  Thank FionaT938
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have just returned from a week's holiday in Porthmadog during which, in the planning stage, we had found the reviews of the resturants offering very mixed messages. We chose Y Llong ( The Ship) for our first meal and were impressed with the food quality, real ales and value but that was before we discovered Spooner's which had five rotating guest real ales and two local Mws Piws real ales as well as the fabulous view down the platform to the mountains and of the trains arriving back at the end of the day. The menu would be lacking in many choices for Vegans/Strict Vegetarians but as we are not in those categories this was not a problem for us . The food was of an excellent quality and served without undue delay and by pleasant and helpful staff. The ambiance is very railway oriented, as one would expect given the location, which made the time we spent there - most evenings - really special and we cannot wait to return when we are able to. Our thanks to all the staff there especially the kind fellow who gave me some souvenir beer mats when I offered to purchase a few.

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2  Thank Paul P
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The food here is of a great quality, when there was a mix up about our order the manageress quickly sorted it out and refunded the cost of our meals although the substitute meals were excellent.
We will be going back there!

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Thank Vanna H
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