Castle Cottage

On ‘one of the steepest, narrowest streets’ in a ‘town of sudden vistas’, just above the castle, this restaurant-with-rooms has been run by chef/patron Glyn Roberts and his wife, Jacqueline, since 1989. More

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Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL
Wales

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 4 in annexe, 2 on ground floor.

Open

all year except 3 weeks Nov, Christmas and New Year, restaurant closed Sun–Wed in winter months, Sun–Tues in summer.

Facilities

bar/lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar and restaurant at mealtimes.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £85–£125, double £130–£175. Set menus £39–£42, tasting menu £45.

Good Hotel Guide Review

On ‘one of the steepest, narrowest streets’ in a ‘town of sudden vistas’, just above the castle, this restaurant-with-rooms has been run by chef/patron Glyn Roberts and his wife, Jacqueline, since 1989. Guide inspectors were this year ‘warmly greeted’ by Mr Roberts, who carried their bags up to a bedroom with ‘comfort as well as charm’. There was fresh milk, ‘an imaginative hospitality tray’, all manner of teas, good biscuits. ‘The bed was large and comfortable; in the bathroom was everything we needed.’ Most rooms, in the 400-year-old main building and its next-door contemporary (a former inn), have a low ceiling, exposed beams. All have modern furnishings, some a view of sea or mountains. The food is the highlight, however; fortunately, the bar’s ‘intrusive background music’ was more muted in the restaurant. A regularly changing, locally sourced menu features such dishes as roasted rack of Welsh lamb with herb crust, rosemary and garlic mash, buttered carrots, red wine jus. A wild mushroom risotto, and sea bass with prawns, were ‘subtly delicious’. A breakfast of ‘home-mixed muesli and Manx kippers’ was equally ‘outstanding’. Be aware that check-out is by 10.30 am.

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Castle Cottage
Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL

Guest comments

'Castle Cottage in Harlech provided an excellent room and lovely dinner for two nights. ' - Sally Mehalko - October, 2018
' Glyn Roberts is natural in the hospitality business, efficient, intelligent, affable. The emphasis is on restaurant-with-rooms. In the bar the background music was intrusive, but canapes were imaginative, and dinner was delicious, with very soft music. The bed was large and comfortable, and the bathroom had everything we needed;s ' - TT - May, 2018
'Overnight stop whilst touring Welsh coast. Excellent room and bathroom. ' - Mary Coles - March, 2015

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Tourist attractions

  • Harlech Castle

    A 13th-century castle, now a World Heritage Site.

  • Cambrian Coast

    An award-winning selection of beaches.

  • Snowdonia

    The national park surrounding the highest mountain in Wales, covering 830 square miles of rugged scenery.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide