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Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht

Hen Bryn Gelynnen | Croesor, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6SS, Wales
+44 1766 771433
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“paninis” (3 reviews)
“welsh cakes” (2 reviews)
“opening times” (4 reviews)
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British, Welsh, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Hen Bryn Gelynnen | Croesor, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6SS, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a light tea here after a walk in the hills. The quality was excellent with a very friendly and helpful staff. A lovely rustic and warm atmosphere. Our dog was welcome to go inside and sit under our table.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Only giving 4 stars purely because we didn't try the food. Lovely setting nestled deep in the Snowdonia mountains. Wide ranging menu - though we didn't eat so can't comment on the taste. Tea in a pot. Milk in a jug, and sugar lumps in...More

Thank Andy W
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Andy, Many thanks for your lovely positive review and your words of encouragement, especially regarding our lack of paper and plastic sachets. Living and working in such a beautiful valley means we are committed to the environment and cutting waste is one of our...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed toasties with imaginative, delicious salad in a wonderful location below Cnicht and the Moelwyns.The raspberry brownies were mouthwatering and moist too. Keep up the good work!

Thank Ann T
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Ann, Many thanks for your lovely positive review which is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your food particularly the salad and brownies. We hope that you can make it back up here in the near future. Best wishes, Bev

Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Croesor Isn’t particularly easy to access unless you’re a hiker so if you’re walking Cnicht, call in, the food is excellent - wide range of options, well presented & good to eat. They (just 3 of them) hosted a half-way check-point for a private walking...More

2  Thank janetr746
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Janet, Many thanks for your lovely positive review. We really enjoyed catering for everyone taking part in the event and hope to welcome you all back here in the near future. Thank you for all being such considerate and patient customers. Best wishes Bev

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

What a nice place . A lovely pot of tea . The road up to it is a bit small . Worth a visit . Excellent cake

2  Thank Richard P
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Richard, Many thanks for your lovely positive review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your tea and cake and hope you can make it up the road to visit us again. Best wishes, Bev

Reviewed 25 May 2018

Checked the Web site; 'open 12 to 6' So we went for lunch about 1.30 to find it closed, with no notice to explain why. If negative comments are not wanted then perhaps an explanatory note would help to assuage the disappointment.More

Thank silverspires
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2018

Once again I am sorry that you had a wasted journey up to our beautiful valley and you were disappointed that we were not open. If you had read the website home page you may have noticed that we were only open on Saturday and...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We called in this afternoon after a 4 hour walk up the croesor valley and the hills above it. Great friendly service and an abundant supply of free water to quench our thirsts before enjoying a lovely pot of tea and the quarry man’ a...More

1  Thank eifioncymru
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Diolch yn fawr iawn/ Thank you very much for your kind and very positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Quarryman's Platter and pot of tea. We will look forward to serving you when you return to scale Cnicht. All the very...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

The Oriel Caffi should have been open today - Friday - checked the website before setting off to have lunch there. Disappointed that there was no mention on the website as it's quite a trek to get to. Needs to be more informative.More

Thank Mulberry25
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Many apologies for not being more informative. Unfortunately, it was an oversight on my part in that I have not had the chance to change the opening hours on here and on the website. It would be much more helpful if you could have messaged...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018

We sampled this cafe for the first time after a long walk along the valley below Cnicht and found it lovely. An old stone building with enormous fireplace and slightly boho style. We enjoyed our large mugs of creamy-tasting hot chocolate very much, along with...More

1  Thank T307
Bev D, Owner at Oriel Caffi Croesor at Cnicht, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review and positive comments. We hope to see you again next time you are in the area.. Thank you also for pointing out to fellow reviewers about leaving negative reviews when they haven't been in. As you...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Called in last Sunday for lunch after a relaxing stroll along Cwm Croesor. A warm welcome. Found the gallery display was inspirational, following which we enjoyed a couple of delicious paninis sitting outside in the sun. Accompanied by a fresh crisp side salad that was...More

1  Thank sometimesveggie
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ashadeofblues
26 August 2015|
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Response from T_B_Dunne | Reviewed this property |
I understand that the Caffi will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend but will only be serving tea, coffee, cake and light snacks.
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Curtis B
17 August 2015|
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Response from OrielCaffiCroesor | Property representative |
Hello, yes I'll add a temporary personal email to the profile if tripadvisor doesn't allow me to post it here. Thanks very much fr your interest! All the best
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hen Bryn Gelynnen | Croesor, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6SS, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Penrhyndeudraeth
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 771433
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Description
Cafe and Art Gallery set in the beautiful Welsh valley of Cwm Croesor, Snowdonia. Serves hot and cold drinks, cakes and lunch including paninis and fresh salads. Open Thursday to Sunday during school holidays (plus Bank holiday Mondays) and Friday - Sunday during term time Opening times 12-6pm
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