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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

Dog and human friendly and helpful staff. Room was perfect, clean and had all that was required for a short stay. Breakfast was good and included in the price, as was the dog. View out of room is fantastic and the silence means we'll be...coming back for another stay very soon. Only note is, check that food is being served for your evening meal. We drove out to eat and only knew the following morning we could have had food cooked there in our room. Missed out on a lovely Lamb burger, so other guests said.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

This is a community pub with a lovely welcoming atmosphere, dont be put off by the appearance. We visited on the first day of opening for family drinks, the staff and regulars made us feel very welcome, and whilst they were not serving food due...to lockdown, there is a good selection of local beers on offer at very reasonable prices. The staff and locals were a font of knowledge on the local area, it's history and the best walks to take.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2019

Walked to the pub from a friends house for a meal. Lovely welcoming atmosphere, hard working staff and good food and drinks. Well done to the Llan Ffestiniog community for coming together to keep this place open.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 18 August 2019

The Sunday lunch was beautiful, with serious portions of meat and help yourself to the rest. We did not have a sweet, even though the choice looked heavenly.Great pint -- friendly , courteous , and welcoming staff .What more could you want from a venture...entered into by the local community who bought the place some time ago, and have gained an excellent reputation for their food and customer care . Wishing them the very best for the future , keep it going --- we will definitely be back .More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

This is a community enterprise. In 2011, after the owner had decided to cease operations, a not-for-profit organisation took it over. Much of the work is done by volunteers. For that reason, reception is not staffed 24 hours a day. The room was clean and...comfortable. All the staff are friendly and capable. The bar is well used and hospitable. The main problem for the enterprise is the state and quality of the building. The exterior needs refurbishment, the interior needs updating. Guests should not be surprised that the locals converse with one another in Welsh. It is their first language and their first choice for social interaction. They do not seek to exclude English-speakers. For the time of the year, sound value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 20 May 2019

I stayed here while I went to zip world. I have to say when I arrived and saw the outside I thought my god as it looks terrible and not great.. But once inside the staff were very friendly the room was ok but did...have damp spots which they said they were sorting out. The food was lovely very well priced and breakfast was continental if you wanted fried you had to pay ect but all good. I was disappointed that people had there dogs there as some was just barking all night so not good. Overall very friendly people with great food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This community pub with rooms was welcoming and helpful to this cold, sodden cyclist last Monday evening. I had to abandon my cycle ride in the face of rain and wind and lack of protection from both! One male member of staff was particularly helpful,...took my bike to lock it away, showed me my single room for only £31.50 for the one night and even showed me how to use the drier for my wet clothes. En suite with lovely hot shower and radiator soon saw me warm and comfortable, once more. A great night's sleep. THANK YOU PENGWERN. Tim WellerMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Booked this place as it was close to the Zip World underground caverns experience which was fantastic. On arrival the place looked grubby and unwelcoming, nothing like the picture. We walked in and were hit by the overpowering doggy smell. The place is filthy. Our...room was extremely grubby with wall paper coming off the walls.The en suite along with the rest of the room was dated with wall paper coming away from the walls. The breakfast room was cold and more like a storage room for all odds and ends of this and that. It was just a mess everywhere, and dirty! The only saving grace was the extremely comfy bed. £60 for a one night stay was daylight robbery. I think I should have been paid to stay there and even then I would decline the offer. Definitely will never stay there again. No understanding of customer service and cleanliness whatsoever. The kitchen was closed for a refurb, the whole place is in need of it. Shocking!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

If ever there was a pub that could truly call itself "local" then this is it. It was saved, after closing down, by the local community and is run by them. Very nice and friendly in here and a decent enough selection of drinks and...food.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We love the Pengwern, the staff and locals are so friendly and the prices are very reasonable. Look forward to returning next year.

Date of visit: June 2018
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31 December 2019|
Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
Sorry , I don"t know but you can phone them on 01766762200
4 October 2019|
Response from john r | Reviewed this property |
Possibly in the bar area , - but I din"t think dogs are allowed in any eating area .
31 August 2018|
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Response from Sanquest-Jones | Reviewed this property |
No need to book a table you will be fine.
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