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Barratts of Tyn Rhyl
Ranked #2 of 26 Rhyl B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Rhyl, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“A top quality establishment at a bargain price”
Reviewed 22 March 2010

I stayed at this great premises for just one night with my wife and let me tell you I was amazed at the quality of the roomsand the food. To start with the rooms were luxurious spacious, clean and full of the usual extras. Also in the room was a decanter of sherry (now empty) which was a lovley touch. The food was excellent well cooked and presented in a really professional manner. There is a large hotel chain sited just a couple of miles away but for a small extra cost you could stay at Barrats of Tyn Rhyl for a truly premier evening.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed 27 February 2010

I had to stay in Rhyl for four nights at the end of February. Barratts had been recommended by a number of colleagues and I'd read the reviews (which were a little too effusive fo me) so when I arrived I was a little sceptical that anywhere could be that good. My scepticism was entirely misplaced.

The hosts have clearly devoted an enormous amount of love and attention on their business, but in such a way that they still make you feel a welcome guest that they are delighted to extend their hospitality to. I have some awkward dietary requirements but Mr and Mrs Barratt went out of their way to look after me, and as so many other reviewers have said, the food was excellent and beautifully presented without being in any way fussy or pretentious.

The house really is a delight. The "reception" room is over four hundred years old with wooden panelling said to include a bedstead belonging to Catherine of Aragon. Given the provenance of the house it's certainly possible. Other parts of the house are Georgian and Victorian, but all the renovation work that has been undertaken is entirely within keeping. The rooms are also furnished appropriately - the only anachronism being the huge TV and DVD player!

I'm struggling to find fault with any aspect of my stay - I even received some very helpful directions that enabled me to avoid road works on the way back to Manchester. I'd thoroughly endorse the various recommendations made by previous guests and now consider myself a reformed sceptic. I will definitely be staying there again!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

My wife and I were looking for somewhere to stay in north Wales before and after a recent trip to Ireland. We were enticed by the Barratts website and intrigued by the TripAdvisor reviews that we'd read. It's unusual to find a place with only good reports, and gushingly glowing reports at that, so we decided to stay for several days on the way to Ireland and then make a decision about the return stay based on our experience. We were influenced by the fact that Barratts is one of the few restaurants in north Wales with a Michelin guide entry, so there was a good chance that the comments about the food had some basis.

Needless to say from our rating, we made a booking for the return stay before setting out for Ireland.

Here are the unembellished facts. The house and gardens are delightful and located nicely away from the town but within walking distance of the seaside. The hosts, David and Elvira Barratt, were most welcoming and accommodated all our requests for assistance. The room we stayed in was spacious, nicely furnished in keeping with the house and comfortable. The ensuite was clean and well equipped. The breakfast was anything we wanted and well cooked, with extra touches like pureed fruit, honey yoghurt with almonds and fresh berries. All in all a great little B&B.

We would stay at Barratts again just because it's a great B&B. We booked again because it is also the best restaurant in the area. It is fabulous to go out for the day knowing that you'll return to a cosy environment and a well cooked dinner. It is relaxing when you're away to know that you don't have to scour the area looking for somewhere to eat knowing that half the time you'll be disappointed.

Recommended without hesitation.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Midlands
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Reviewed 3 September 2009

We were attracted to Barratt's by the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, if a little sceptical that most reviewers only seem to have contributed one single review, with a rather excessive use of superlatives and flowery language. However, we were in need of a B&B in Rhyl and there wasn't really anything else that seemed to our liking.

From the pictures on their website showing the house from the outside, Barratt's looks like a mansion. This is supported by the matching text that they "are situated away from the tourist area, yet still close to all the major attractions that Rhyl has to offer". Yes, it is a very traditional old house, with some amazing wooden panelling inside and a lot of history. However, we found the information on the website slightly deceptive, as the house is actually right near the centre of Rhyl in a residential area, off a main road leading right into the town centre. Not that this is a bad thing, we just were expecting it to be set well away from the surroundings somehow.

We had the impression that the hosts (who were very welcoming and friendly) were appealing to the overseas market. Shortly after we appeared we had a turnover service (something we've never experienced at a British B&B before). The room had some quirky intricate touches, such as the towels folded into the shape of a dog. The bed was ok, tv huge and there was an ensuite bathroom which was fine, although the shower could have done with a bit more oomph!

Breakfast was as you'd expect – traditionally cooked breakfast with a few added touches like pureed fruit. We enjoyed our breakfast and can imagine that the food in the conservatory-restaurant might be of equally high standard, although we didn't have the opportunity to try it.

We spent £85 for a double room including breakfast and thought that this was a bit pricey, as we couldn't quite see how Barratt's, which we'd class as a traditional B&B, would outweigh other B&B's with regards to accommodation and service provided. The only difference we could see was that the telly was 'ginormous', we got our duvet folded over and we had a mashed up piece of fruit added to our cooked breakfast! Okay, to be fair, the house was really nice and there is also the possibility of dining on site with a pretty good chef judging from what other reviewers say. However, we could have done without any of these add-ons if it had meant paying less.

In summary, we think that this B&B would probably appeal more to our American and Australian cousins for all that 'olde worlde' feel, but maybe was a bit over the top for us. Still, there is nothing really wrong with it and we have no reason not to recommend this rather unusual B&B in an even more unusual location - ideal if you're on your way to Snowdonia - if only it was surrounded by some rolling Welsh hills itself!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Northants
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

Five Star accommadation, food and hospitality. We highly recommend staying here - stunning architecture, wonderful food made specially for you by a top notch chef, friendly and efficient staff that teat you like family!

Val & Steve from Northants

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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fiveofninewales, owner at Barratts of Tyn Rhyl, responded to this review, 24 August 2009
Thank you for the wonderful review.
Best regards
Elvira & David
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Sydney Australia
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

That about sums it up because it really was the experience of a lifetime. A lot has changed since I left Rhyl nearly 40 years ago and sadly, not for the better. That is, until my husband and I arrived to stay at Ty'n Rhyl. How on earth does a place this good happen to be in Rhyl?

We thought we'd struck gold when we experienced our first night's accommodation - luxury room with an excellent bed (rare nowadays), a widescreen tv, internet access and all the accessories that you find in any of the major hotels and great ensuite bathroom.

Then we experienced the food. Food cooked by a Master of his craft! You can justify eating David's full breakfast every day by taking a walk along the wonderful promenade because it goes on for miles and miles. That exercise then allows you to tuck in heartily to an incredible dinner; that's if you can decide from the extensive choice! He is the first chef we've found who can make divine entrees, superb main courses with amazing jus or gravy - whatever it is, it's magic, and "to die for" desserts. You'll definitely be needing that daily walk in order to go home with a clear conscience!

Elvira is the perfect hostess and a natural comedienne. She knows every one of her guests personally and they visit regularly because they are so well-looked after. In fact, when we sat down for a Sunday lunch, we found that every other diner in the room had been coming to Ty'n Rhyl for no less than 10 years. The ages of those diners that day ranged from 50 to 92 and we ended up learning so much about the history of Rhyl from people who had actually lived through it. An amazing day like every day there.

Travellers from Sydney Australia

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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BATH
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

We were staying locally and wanted a a nice meal to complete a holiday with our 96 year old aunt. Barratts happpened to be in the dailoy Telegraph offers so I rang up.and booked. From the moment Mrs Barratt answered the phone I knew it was going to be good. We received a warm welcome and enjoyed some lovely nibbles with our drink beore the meal. There was a wide selection on the interesting menu and the three of us were delighted by each of the courses. We did enjoy ouselves and hope to return in the future, but next time to stay in the magnificent house with its marvellous antique furnishing.
Thanks Mr and Mrs B, very much, we reccomend you highly and will be telling our friends about Baarratts!

Allan Giles Bath

  • Stayed July 2009
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Additional Information about Barratts of Tyn Rhyl

Property: Barratts of Tyn Rhyl
Address: 167 Vale Road, Rhyl LL18 2PH, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Rhyl
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Rhyl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a peaceful acre of private grounds Tyn Rhyl is run by award winner Chef /owner David Barratt & his wife Elvira. David's cooking is imaginative generous & beautifully presented. His menu is adaptable & can be changed to suit personal /dietary requirements. The oldest house in Rhyl has paneled hall & snug, conservatory, restaurant & comfortable double ensuite bedrooms. ... more   less 
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