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Penhelig Arms

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27-29 Terrace Road, Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales
+44 1654 767215
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably the best fish and chips I've had in a long while. My wife's fish pie was very well received. Bear well kept and enough guests to create a good atmosphere.

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Thank Mark B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They advertise DOG FRIENGLY but although we had booked, they put us in a dark corner, very uncomfortable as if we were to hide the dog (Yorkie) NOT a Great Dane. Therefore went back to an Inn nearby where we had better service and were welcome.

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Thank vic0x
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a deal voucher, expecting a "Cozy Room", but had been upgraded to a suite! It was spacious and comfortable, especially welcome with the gale force wind and rain during most of our stay. The steps down to the main building were quite manageable, even in the rain and dark. Our evening meal was wonderful, such a varied selection... More 

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Thank Morag P
Shropshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu offered lots of choice from bar snacks to sharing platters and full meals so there was a good price range. We plumped for two fish dishes, which were delicious, and shared a VERY creamy cheesecake. Staff were friendly and helpful and wanted us to relax and enjoy our evening. We will eat there again for sure.

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Thank IzzyG23
Neston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we were unable to stay due to an admin error and no room left for us on our 50th anniversary trip but all credit to the assistant manager of the penhelig he got us booked into another hotel at their expense and we managed to have a nice evening

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Thank ray k
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on a busy Saturday night, but we didn't feel at all rushed as the service was friendly and efficient throughout. The food quality was lovely and the choice was good. Even the fact that we were evacuated from the premises three times when the fire alarm kept going off didn't dampen our evening! Highly recommended and a... More 

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Thank ValtteriKnelstrom
Kent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the hotel was nicely furnished, the staff very friendly they did there best but there just wasn't enough staff, so service was slow, we had to wait over half an hour to get a menu for dinner and we had to ask for that. The food was fine. If there are two of you be very wary of... More 

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Thank SueW1967AW
penhelig, General Manager at Penhelig Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning Sue1967AW, Thank you for your feedback. It's upsetting to hear that our service wasn't up to scratch during your visit, and i am sorry for this. If possible could you send me more information about your experience? our email is penhelig@sabrain.com I look forward to hearing from you. More 

Pontefract
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food , great choices and great portions. Staff are always polite but friendly and the service is excellent. Love coming to this pub but definitely need to arrive early or try and book during summer season as it gets packed out,

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Thank Lynne A
penhelig, General Manager at Penhelig Arms, responded to this review

Good Morning Lynne A, Thank you for your fantastic feedback. It's great to hear about your experience. Our menu is changing come May with some fantastic Summer dishes on, we are really all very exited for it. See you soon! More 

DERBY
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having used to stay at The Pen for many years we decided to call in and have some lunch to see what it was like. Whilst the food was average the atmosphere was non existent. It was a cold rainy February Saturday and the fire wasn't even lit, what a difference that would have made. What a shame as we... More 

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Thank CISSAC
penhelig, General Manager at Penhelig Arms, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that on your visit the atmosphere was not at its usual standards. I will most definitely be looking into this, and would like to thank you for bringing it to my attention. If you would like to discuss this in more detail please do not hesitate to call me. More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for something to warm us up after a cold walk. A generous portion of delicious soup and a chunk of warm crusty bread was just the ticket. A side order of the best chips I've ever eaten was a good decision. Will definitely eat here again if I'm in the area.

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Thank HHay2013
penhelig, General Manager at Penhelig Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27-29 Terrace Road, Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park LL35 0LT, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Aberdovey
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 767215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?