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“Charming tea house and charming host!”

Pen-y-Ceunant Isaf Tea House
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Llanberis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Welsh
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We serve Hot chocolate, Tea, Coffee, beer wine, and a small selection of light snacks. Open all the year round we are dog friendly and walkers can eat their own food on the premises. Taxis are arranged by request. Please note that we do not serve meals.
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Two of us stopped here on the way back from climbing Snowdon. We'd noticed the place on the way up, particularly because of its signage saying that dogs and muddy boots were welcome, and that people were welcome to go in and eat their own food in front of the fire (the tea shop doesn't serve full meals, but does serve snacks). It seemed very friendly and welcoming.

Steffan - the owner - was very warm and friendly. In fact, many similar places could do with lessons from him in how to treat customers. He was very attentive and friendly towards everybody, and it was a delight to watch. We ordered a glass of beer, and a drinking chocolate. The drinking chocolate was absolutely delicious, and the (locally brewed) beer was welcome too. We initially sat outside enjoying superb views, but finished inside by the fire, where we had an enjoyable chat with Steffan.

The drinks were a little expensive (£6 for a drinking chocolate and a 500ml beer), but the whole experience was rather a treat.

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Reviewed 22 August 2012

I stopped here to have a breather and a drink after walking on the mountains. The hot chocolate is the best that I have ever tasted, there was a log fire burning and it was very cosy and welcoming. It was good to see that dogs are welcomed here as many of the walkers took theirs along for the walk. The views from the outside seating area across the lake were worth the walk too.

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2  Thank Petra L
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

I spent some considerable time here on Sunday 19 August while waiting for friends who were taking part in the Snowdon Rocks charity walk for Love Hope Strength Foundation. My host Steffan and his lovely staff were very hospitable with the most lovely hot chocolate and pots of tea while I was there. It is the third time I've visited this unique 18th century forester's cottage (information I gleamed from Steffan that afternoon). Beautiful gallery, lovely artwork and samplers.. I loved the traditional dressers and the amazing fireplace, complete with a warming fire that was more than welcome to all who called in. I couldn't imagine a visit to Llanberis not being complete with a visit here. Here's to the next time, hopefully sooner rather than later..

1  Thank Shirley G
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Ok so on top of the amazing location, there's amazing cake, amazing hot chocolate, amazing traditional welsh furniture and art gallery there is also the most amazing host, Steffan ( who has the cutest old black lab who suffers from diabetes and dementia, poor thing looks happy enough though)

His welcome is as warm as his open fire and he is fabulously garrulous and entertaining. Even if you don't make it any further up the mountain than his cafe it'll be an effort well worth making.

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stopped here after ascending and descendingSnowdon via the Llanberis trail. Only had ice cream, tea and bara brith, but they all tasted great. Jasper the dog was lovely. Interesting room with art from Snowdon. We sat on picnic table outside, but there was a fire inside - would be great when the weather was wet.

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Thank Tina v
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