Plas Bodegroes

Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Grade II* listed Georgian country house on the remote Lleyn peninsula, enchants visitors old and new. More

Contact details

Plas Bodegroes
Nefyn Road
Efailnewydd
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 5TH
Wales
01758 612363

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 2 in courtyard cottage.

Open

all year except 3 Jan–6 Feb. Restaurant closed Sun and Mon nights.

Facilities

lounge, bar, breakfast room, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 5-acre grounds (courtyard garden), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in some bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £110–£150, D,B&B £180–£220. Set dinner £45. 1-night bookings sometimes refused bank holidays.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘There’s much to enjoy here: good food, a relaxed atmosphere and well-maintained gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty.’ Chris and Gunna Chown’s restaurant-with-rooms, in a Georgian country house on the remote Lleyn peninsula, enchants visitors old and new. ‘On our third stay, it was just as good as ever,’ said Guide readers this year. New fans report: ‘Some 30 years after they first opened, we were pleasantly surprised that the standards were still high.’ Each of the ‘lovely, cleverly lit’ bedrooms has a garden view. ‘A short, covered walk from the breakfast room, our large, well-furnished courtyard room had two armchairs and a super-king-size bed. In the autumn, fat rosehips wound round the cast iron pillars of the courtyard: stunning.’ After a hiatus, chef Hugh Bracegirdle is back in the kitchen, cooking ‘original, delicious’ meals using garden-grown produce. ‘We especially liked our well-presented starters, with their unusual ingredients – pickled mushrooms, a scattering of onion seeds.’ In the morning, ‘friendly breakfast ladies’ ply guests with ‘nicely cooked hot dishes’, leaf teas, home-made jams and ‘as much toast as you can eat’. (Mary Coles, GC)

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Special offers

Exclusive 10% discount

Exclusively for GHG readers! For stays of two or more nights’ Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, winter rates are being extended until the end of June 2017. Prices go from just £71.55 per person per night for DBB in a standard double or twin room – this amounts to a discount of over 10% on our normal rate. No further discount voucher can be accepted on this offer, which is subject to availability and not applicable at Bank Holiday weekends. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking.

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Plas Bodegroes
Nefyn Road
Efailnewydd
Pwllheli
Gwynedd
LL53 5TH

Guest comments

'A delight to return after a two year break to this charming hotel. We found the food just as good even though Chris is only in the kitchen for breakfasts. We did not see Gunna during our stay, but both obviously have their finger on the pulse, and the staff in charge were very welcoming and attentive. We particularly enjoy this hotel for the good food, relaxed atmosphere, peace and quite and the beautiful well maintained gardens in an area of outstanding natural beauty. ' - Mary Coles - April, 2017
'Standards are high. Our courtyard room was large, well furnished. Bath a bit awkward to climb in and out. The courtyard was well supplied with tables and chairs. Food was nicely prepared and well presented, especially the starters. Staff were friendly and helpful, especially the breakfast ladies. We very much enjoyed our stay. ' - GC - October, 2016
'Our second visit; we thoroughly enjoyed it. 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. Good breakfasts -- a treat to have leaf tea. The staff can’t do enough for you. The new gardens are delightful. ' - Sara Price - September, 2014

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