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Riverside Hotel

Min Yr Afon Aberdyfi Road, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9DW, Wales
+44 1654 791285
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (30 reviews)
“fish stew” (12 reviews)
“pudding” (18 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Min Yr Afon Aberdyfi Road, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9DW, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Came here whilst staying at the nearby Plas Talgarth resort. The pub is so welcoming, friendly, great food lovely staff which is a huge contrast to Y Garth where the staff are rude and un-customer focussed. If staying at Talgarth give Y Garth a swerve...More

Thank Smellmonk2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the last Sunday in February we made our way to this lovely restaurant where we had an amazing lunch. The beef was perfectly cooked and our treacle tart was absolutely delicious. Service was exceptional and it was nice to see local, welsh speaking staff...More

Thank SMD1962
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the Riverside for Sunday lunch as we were staying nearby, very helpful on the phone when booking, and happy to accommodate us with our dog in the bar area, which was a very comfortable space. Good draught beers, great value wine list with several...More

Thank stubbsy1970
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Went the Riverside after going there ages ago and was presently surprised. It was all nice and clean and a lot different from the last time we went. I ordered the stake with all the trimmings and the wife had the fish and chips, it...More

Thank Lang4d
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The food, service and ambiance here are exceptionally good. Food is served piping hot, in good-sized portions and it's always fair value for money. Glynn also keeps an excellent cellar for the real ales and wines! The Team at The Riverside deserve the highest praise....More

Thank 725JEF
Reviewed 30 December 2017

A warm welcome to our table in The Cwytch. Service was first rate, I queried the spiciness of the Cod Stew and a sample dish was promptly provided. It was perfect. All four of us were equally pleased with our choices, the Welsh lamb being...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for an evening meal when staying with family in Aberdovey. From entering the building the service was outstanding - friendly professional and informative. We shared starters of nachos and dips, huge portion and nicely presented. The 4 of us had different main courses. A...More

Thank Shropshirelass56
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

A group of us went for Sunday lunch and were treated to an excellent repast. The bar area had a lovely fire and was warm and welcoming and then feeling particularly esurient we went into the restaurant where we all partook of a delicious lunch....More

Thank Lex-Pelicana1
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Although we had eaten at The Riverside on quite a few occasions before our report in March of last year and several times since, we thought it was time to update our findings following another visit yesterday. Arriving at 2.30 p.m., the owner advised that...More

1  Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We had not eaten here for quite a while after my disappointingly small fish and chips which was not worth the money, and one of the owners pushing drinks too obviously. We know restaurateurs make good profit from that side of the business, but we...More

Thank Angela W
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18 October 2017|
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Response from GlanYrAfon285 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I've copied & pasted our children menu below. Kind regards,Corina Glan Yr Afon Children’s Menu Small soup £2.5 Garlic Bread £1.5 * * * Feather Steak with skinny fries £9.5 Sausage, Mash & gravy... More
Kathy B
2 February 2017|
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Response from GlanYrAfon285 | Property representative |
Good afternoon, I confirm that we do allow dogs in our bar & cwtch areas. We serve the same menu everywhere. I hope this helps. Corina
julia A
13 September 2016|
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Response from GlanYrAfon285 | Property representative |
Only open Mondays in school holidays and bank holidays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Min Yr Afon Aberdyfi Road, Pennal, Snowdonia National Park SY20 9DW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Pennal
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 791285
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