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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Just average pub grub. Nice old place but in need of investment to fully refurb. I now believe its been gutted by fire.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

AVOID AT ALL COSTS...!!! We decided to have a Sunday Roast today so as we had stayed on the nearby holiday site next door we walked up in the morning to check availability at Tafarn Rhiw Gogh Inn. At 11am. We walked around the side...and noticed a member of the chef team with the kitchen door open at the side and asked if Sunday Roast was served today? He replied Yes at 12.30pm. So when we arrived back at 12.30pm we entered the building at the back into the area where clearly people were eating and being served roast dinners. There was plenty of tables available with nobody waiting in the bar. The waitress who was holding a hot roast dinner in her hand told us to get a table allocated by the other member of staff behind the bar. We were then told that the Sunday carvery machine was broken and we should call another restaurant 5 miles away in Blaenau Ffestiniog! When I called this other restaurant there was no answer.. Desperate to get lunch sorted for my husband and two sons before our 3 hour drive home to Frodsham I called back via telephone and asked if there was any any availability on a table for a roast carvery with a welsh sound to my voice. She then said on the phone they were doing carvery BUT they were saving all the food for a table booking at 2pm. We packed our things loaded the car then my Husband rang them back and asked for a table at 2pm for our family and a person who answered said "we are not doing a carvery today"? When clearly we seen them serving carvery roast dinner earlier!!! Absolutely disgusting behaviour in my opinion as there was no continuity with their excuses for not serving us. From what we saw it was very off putting on arrival with a very tatty building that looks like a good paint, a clean and a tidy up outside would be a start. The kitchen door was wide open with no fly net over it and believe me there are lots of flies and insects and sheep droppings on the road leading to the inn to land on first before the food in the kitchen area is prepared and served. Overall after our experience I would agree with all the negative views on the poor quality that most people have received here. The atmosphere in there was not good , it looks very dull inside and depressing and we won't be returning back anytime soon and as a business owner myself I am shocked at how this place has survived with such terrible people holding the forte...:-/More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and reasonable food however filthy toilets were a real let down and ensured we did not visit this pub again!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Just been back for our regular holiday Sunday Carvery and it was fantastic. Three choices of beautifully cooked meat and a huge range of lovely veg. Five happy people after each having a huge plate full of wonderful food. Highly recommended!!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

The view from this pub is stunning and if that is all you require then go ahead. The service was very slow and the staff on the sullen side. The food when it came was fine. It has only a 1 star hygiene rating which...was worrying but we had no problems. Wouldn't return.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Seems The Rhiw Goch has some bitter and twisted people trying to bring the place down at the moment ... so dont believe everything you read on here very sad people around

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

A deceptively large pub with good pub grub. Plenty of tables, so you will not be turned away. Although the menu was a little limited, there was something different to choose from on the different nights we went and always something that took our fancy,...Friendly staff and well cooked and presented food. Very enjoyable meals on both occasions. We will be back...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

It was a few years ago tgat this place did a delicious dish called 'Tipsy Beef' which was beer braised steak & was delicious. However....oh dear me....a few of us ordered beef in ale pie. It should not have been sent out as everyone that...knows about braising steak and its need for at least 3 hrs cooking rather than 40 mins. Poor! Anyway.... a couple of days later we decided to give the place a second chance & ordered (& pre paid £9 each) a hearty Welsh breakfast.... But get this....we received a sausage, a hard poached egg, stale toast, chicken nuggets, a raw tomato and chips, for brekky!!! And each of the supposedly identical 6 breakfasts were different but had the same constituent parts! The manager had a strange attitude towards guests & she was completely out of her depth running what could be a decent, albeit a monopolistic eating place. Take your own food if staying in the log cabins. Beers and rest of the bar staff were good.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

After eating Sunday lunch here 2 years ago, we were looking forward to a return visit, but sadly found it going downhill. As it was the Easter Weekend, we booked ahead for the Sunday lunchtime carvery - only to find someone was seating at our...pre-reserved table - not a good start. Apart from moving the bar, the place is as we'd remembered. After paying at the bar, we went to collect our meals from the carvery - sadly no lamb (not good over the Easter weekend), which i had enjoyed last time, so a small portion of pork it was, with one roast potato (yes only one allowed per person) and veggies with decent gravy. Due to issues in the kitchen - where they had a new chef, not everything was available at anyone time, and they kept running out of items (our daughter had to wait 20 minutes for a Yorkshire pudding). Whilst it was the first busy weekend of the year (Easter), they really were not prepared - especially bad given that many people had prebooked, and so they were serving tiny portions of food - really not good. Was looking forward to an Eton Mess after lunch - but they'd changed the dessert menu - so no Gluten Free options now - so icecream at the shop in the holiday village afterwards! I'm really sad for this classic Welsh village pub. It used to be so much better!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

I went there for a carvery , waited 30min For the food, when it approached the counter the lady serving did not look clean and tidy , The meat ,there was two choiced of meat pork and beef andthe beef ewas so rare it wad...almost moving on tbe plate!!! The veg was xold and i wad servef one tiny pea sized roast potato, The cauliflower cheese had a hare and rabbit in it and as u approach they leapt out of the dish into the gravy so i was then unable to ladle the gravy on to my plate and when i managed it was si thick i had to cut it with a knife Tbe beef was so undercooked it leapt off the plate and went kut into thr park to play on the swings with tbe hare and rabbit bless them Now i eas left with only the veg and the thick tough gravy , On the way ti my table i tripped on a roast potato it was Huge why an earth did they not give me that one , To top it all i would not recommend this hotel ti anyone tbe food is not fit for human consumptionMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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