Good Hotel Guide Review
Spread across two of Harlech’s oldest houses, Glyn and Jacqueline Roberts’s restaurant-with-rooms won approval from Guide regulars this year, with ‘an excellent room, and lovely dinner on both nights’. High praise – and a high location, above the town’s 12th-century castle, reached by a steep street. ‘We could just spot the castle behind the house opposite,’ say inspectors, who were warmly greeted by chef/patron Mr Roberts, an ‘efficient, intelligent, affable’ host. Most of the bedrooms in the 400-year-old cottage and adjacent former inn have a beamed ceiling. Room No. 7 has especially fine timbers. All have modern fittings, oak furniture, neutral decor, a large, comfortable bed. Some have a sea view. ‘We were provided with fresh milk, butternut crunch biscuits, Evian water, an extraordinary range of teas, fluffy towels.’ After ‘imaginative’ canapés in the bar/lounge, locally sourced menus, served in the dining room, include such dishes as boned and rolled sucking pig, red cabbage, sage potatoes, black pudding, apple sauce, Calvados jus; line-caught sea bass on buttered linguine, asparagus, white wine and cream sauce. Breakfast is ‘outstanding’. (Sally Mehalko, T and ST)
7. 4 in annexe, 2 on ground floor.
all year except 3 weeks Nov, Christmas and New Year, restaurant closed Sun–Wed in winter months, Sun–Tues in summer.
bar/lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), unsuitable for disabled.
in bar and restaurant at mealtimes.
all ages welcomed.
per room B&B single £85–£125, double £130–£175. Set menus £39–£42, tasting menu £45.