Castle Cottage

Harlech, Gwynedd

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’. More

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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)

Hotel details

Address

Y Llech
Harlech
Gwynedd
LL46 2YL
Wales

Telephone

01766 780479

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

MC, Visa.

Prices

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

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