Porth Tocyn Hotel

1984

Steps from the Welsh Coast Footpath, with ‘stupendous’ views over Cardigan Bay, this ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel has been run by three generations of the Fletcher-Brewer family since 1948. Occupying three old miners’ cottages, it has an unstuffy feel; children are made very welcome. Families may take advantage of baby-listening services, a guest fridge and microwave, a games room and a snug with books and television; a children’s high tea is served at 5.30 pm. Furnished with country antiques, the bedrooms (most with sea views) have watercolours, prints and books; some are suitable for a family, others for guests travelling alone. ‘Our spacious room had views over the sea to Snowdonia.’ In the well-regarded restaurant overlooking the bay, chefs Louise Fletcher-Brewer and Ian Frost cook ‘excellent’ daily-changing modern menus. Typical dishes: pan-seared scallops, minted garden pea purée; grilled locally caught sea bass, vegetable and barley broth. An alternative light supper menu (bangers and mash, smoked salmon and dressed salad, etc) is available for those ‘who do not want fine dining night after night’. (GC, and others)
  • Ideal for fresh air, beach and coast walks. Our room was large and unfussy. Nick is jolly, jokey and quirky. Food was good, service excellent. We had a relaxing and comfortable stay. Not inexpensive but good value.

    Carol and Geoffrey Jackson, 14/05/2016

  • We had a great time at this Boris Johnson of hotels (pretends to be bumbling, actually hugely professional). The food is outstanding (both dinners and breakfasts), and the option of 'light bite' a la carte dinners alongside three/four course ones is welcome - the likes of sausages and mash or steak and chips are a great alternative. Little touches such as letting guests carry over a bottle of wine from one night to the next are thoughtful. The sea views are amazing, and the swimming pool is lovely. Only problem was that dinner service was a little slow one night when lots of guests turn up at once. Very highly recommended.

    11/09/2015

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Local attractions

Abersoch Golf Club
One round of golf free for any guest staying more than three nights.
Criccieth Castle
Castle ruins, overlooking Tremadog Bay.
Edge of Wales Walking
Guided walking tours in the local area.

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Contact Details

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Bwlch Tocyn ABERSOCH Gwynedd Wales LL53 7BU

Telephone

01758 713303

Further Information

Bedrooms

17. 3 on ground floor.

Open

week before Easter--early Nov.

Facilities

ramp, sitting rooms, children's rooms, cocktail bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, 20-acre grounds (swimming pool, 10 by 6 metres, heated May--end Sept, tennis), telephone to discuss disabled access.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (high tea for under-5s; no babies or young children at dinner0.

Dogs

by arrangement, not allowed in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2015] per room B&B single £78.50--£93.50, double £107--£187. Set dinner £39--£46. 1-night bookings occasionally refused.