Plas Bodegroes

César award in 1992

‘Our second visit, we thoroughly enjoyed it once again.’ Praise this year from repeat guests at Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Georgian manor house standing in wooded grounds on the remote Lleyn peninsula. Twenty-eight years after the Chowns opened their enterprise, ‘the cooking is still of a very high standard’. Chefs Chris Chown and Hugh Bracegirdle serve ‘delicious’ canapés with pre-dinner drinks. In the duck-egg-blue dining room, their modern menu might include an ‘exceptional’ soup with truffle cappuccino; Lleyn pork tenderloin, leek and mustard crumble, smoky bacon sauce. The bedrooms have a Scandinavian influence and views over the garden. ‘Our spacious attic room had a large, comfortable bed, and chairs to relax in; the huge bathroom had a circular bath.’ ‘Good’ breakfasts have freshly squeezed juices and ‘well-cooked’ dishes. ‘The staff are all helpful and can’t do enough for you.’ ‘A lovely area to explore.’ The veranda is covered in wisteria and roses in season; the ‘delightful’ garden has an avenue of beeches leading, through a yew-tree gate, to a stream. (Sara Price, Mary Coles)
  • Beautifully furnished hotel. We had a very comfortable room. The service was very friendly. They responded to our concerns on the first night re long delays between courses and this was rectified during the remains of our stay, a response which was to their credit. The gardens are a delight, and this is a very pleasant location and hotel for exploring this beautiful coastline.

    Mary Coles, 22/05/2015

  • Our second visit, and we thoroughly enjoyed it once again. Our attic room was spacious and had a large, comfortable bed and chairs to relax in. The huge bathroom had a circular bath and strange taps on the shallow wash basin. Our friends were in a room in the cottage which they said was very nice. The cooking was still of a very high standard. We had home made bara brith with tea on arriving, delicious canapés with pre dinner drinks, and dinner itself was good. My soup with truffle cappuccino was exceptional. Good breakfasts - freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, cereals or yoghurt and fruit, and well-cooked dishes. It was a treat to have leaf tea. The staff can’t do enough for you. It is a lovely area to explore, the new gardens are delightful.

    Sara Price, 25/10/2014

  • The warmth of the welcome and the relaxing ambience ensure our repeated visits to this romantic retreat. Visits that are rewarded by local fresh ingredients lovingly prepared to satisfy an appetite stimulated by refreshing walks on the scenic Llyn peninsula or nearby Snowdonia.

    Wendy Andrews, 02/01/2013

  • An outstading hotel with an exceptionally atractive garden. We were impressed with hotel, food and garden, but above all the helpful and efficient staff were outstanding.

    Peter Hutchinson, 08/06/2012

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The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.
An Italianate village, most famously featured in 'The Prisoner', starring Patrick McGoohan.
An historic town with a medieval castle and a Victorian pier.

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Contact Details

Plas Bodegroes

Nefyn Road, Efailnewydd PWLLHELI Gwynedd Wales LL53 5TH


01758 612363

Further Information


10. 2 in courtyard cottage.


Mar–Nov, closed Sun and Mon except bank holidays.


lounge, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 5-acre grounds, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music



all ages welcomed, but no under-5s in restaurant.


not allowed in public rooms, 1 bedroom.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.


per person B&B £65–£95, D,B&B £113.50–£143.50. Set dinner £48.50. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.