Gwesty Cymru

In a white-painted listed house on the Victorian seafront promenade, Huw and Beth Roberts's smart restaurant-with-rooms takes the Welsh land and seascape as inspiration. Modern bedrooms, which have oak furniture handcrafted by a local artisan, are decorated in shades of the 'fresh green mountains of Ystwyth valley' or 'the foaming white surf of the sea on a stormy day'. Spacious front-facing rooms overlook Cardigan Bay; No. 6 has views from the bathtub. The bedrooms vary in size: one visitor said that her ground-floor room at the back was 'small, but spotlessly clean and comfortable'. Some rooms can be interconnected to accommodate a family. There are 'generous' portions at dinner in the slate-floored restaurant, where chef Pawel Banaszynski ('Polish, with a Welsh soul,' says Huw Roberts) has an 'innovative take on local Welsh ingredients', perhaps Magic Welsh Rarebit (made with Tomos Watkin's Magic Lager); pan-fried haddock, lemon and caper cream, smoked haddock bonbon. Breakfast includes freshly squeezed orange juice and Welsh laver bread. The owners promise 'spectacular sunset views' from the restaurant's sea-facing terrace. (AA, and others)
  • The evening meal presented an innovative take on local ingredients and portions were generous. The young staff were friendly and efficient. At breakfast the orange juice was freshly squeezed, and laverbread with the full Welsh was a novlety. Our ground-floor bedroom at the back (booked bcause of mobility problems) was small but spotless and comfortable

    Alison Askins, 19/12/2011

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Local attractions

Cliff Railway
On a clear day, you can see 26 mountain peaks from this hilltop railway line.
National Library of Wales
An ideal place to research your family tree.
Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre.
A forest visitor centre, famous for feeding Red Kites by the lake.

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Contact Details

Gwesty Cymru

19 Marine Terrace ABERYSTWYTH Ceredigion Wales SY23 2AZ

Telephone

01970 612252

Further Information

Bedrooms

8, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except Christmas, restaurant closed for lunch Tues.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, terrace, free Wi-Fi, secure parking (book in advance), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in Reception and restaurant.

Children

all ages welcomed at lunch, no under-5s to stay or in restaurant in evenings.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2013] per room B&B single £67-£80, double £87-£160, £10 supplement for twin beds, D,B&B (Nov-Mar, Sun-Thurs) single £85-£110, double £145. À la carte £30 per person.