The Rhiw Goch Inn

The Rhiw Goch Inn

Bronaber, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park LL41 4UY Wales
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#1 of 1 inn in Trawsfynydd
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Free parking
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Mountain view
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anitaearles wrote a review Jun 2018
Cheshire, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here on Sunday afternoon
The staff were brilliant went out of their way for our daughter who can only eat certain things
The carvery was lovely with lots to choose from
The chef and staff are making a fantastic effort to get things right
Met some locals who made us feel very welcome
Over all it was a really nice afternoon
Will definitely visit again
Lovely location too
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Moira C wrote a review Mar 2015
Stockport, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Rhiw Goch twice at weekend, as we were staying in the log cabins nearby. On both occasions the staff were friendly, welcoming and served great beer that is well kept. There was a glorious log fire burning and whilst the place was a little out of date, it looked like they were undergoing a refurb as there were sections where sections of wood had been replaced. The main issue is that the prices of the food do not match the actual food served, which includes frozen chips and many items that are bought in, instead of home made. For example lamb shank, a staple of most pubs, was almost £15 but was served with veg from frozen, as did all the meals. The duck with plum sauce was literally with it, as the sauce came in a small dish so the duck was simply deep fried and the sauce brought with it - when I re-read the menu I could see how this was accurate but misleading at the same time as you would expect the meet to have been cooked in the sauce. This pub does have a captive audience in many ways, as there aren't many pubs in that area but I think they need to be more realistic with their prices or provide a higher standard of food for the price. Shame as it's a great place to sit and watch the fire burn away on a cold spring evening.
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Date of stay: March 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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rainbowbirko87 wrote a review Jul 2011
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
During our 3 night stay a Cae Gwyn Farm just down the road, we ate at the pub/restaurant 2 out of the three nights. The first night it was just my partner and I, I was very impressed with the amount of choice on the menu in the vegetarian section, more than I have seen in most places. We were also impressed with the number of specials chalked up on the walls, starters, mains and puddings.
The second evening we ate there we were joined by 4 others, who were all equally impressed with the variety, portions and quality of the meals. The waitresses were very helpful and friendly, I couldn't fault their service. The speed of the preparation of the meals was spot on also!
We also stayed around after the meals and had a few drinks and played pool and table football in the games room which was good fun, the pub was lively and friendly and had a fun atmosphere. The added bonus was that when we mentioned we were staying at cae Gwyn we received a 10% discount off our total bill, brilliant stuff!!
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Date of stay: June 2011Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul B wrote a review Oct 2016
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a table at this must be said stunning old pub for 9 people to celebrate my 50 th as we were staying in the area . Showed to our table in a totally empty restaurant area and given menus . After waiting ten minutes for a waitress one of us went to the bar and ordered drinks , must be paid separate from the meal !! Sat back down , waited another fifteen minutes . One of us went to the bar to be told your to write down what you want and order from the bar , surely you could have told us that when we sat down . Back to bar to order food and then told has to be paid up front , should have walked at this point but with hungry children and nowhere for miles had no choice but to pay . Food ..... 10 meals ordered ( one had a back up choice ) .. one meal cold , steaks poor , tepid and fatty , salad ..lettuce and tomato , curry bland etc etc etc . Not one good thing to say about the food and service . Whoever owns this place should be embarrassed to be in such a stunning setting and historical building while treating clients with the poorest service and food I've ever come across . Shocking , don't go here unless your desperate !!
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Noony123 wrote a review Jun 2014
Stockport
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in the log cabins for 6 years now and frequently visit the pub... On our last 2 visits the Staff feel it's ok to "Swear" whilst working behind the bar even though it's a "Family Friendly" pub!!! One member of staff gave his "Friends" FREE drinks and thought it was hilarious to fart really loud whilst my daughter was stood near him... Then started speaking in Welsh and constantly swearing!!! I complained by leaving a message on the answer machine the next day but... Nobody contacted me!!
We've noticed a massive decline in the pub in the last 2 years and wouldn't recommend anybody to go there!!!

The food is overpriced and portion sizes are ridiculously small!!! £6.95 for a pate starter and £12.95 for spaghetti bolognaise!!!!
Sheer greed and have totally taken advantage on being the only pub in the area!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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OldMotherB wrote a review Jun 2017
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Well! Went here on Saturday evening for dinner as didn't want to cook after a trip out. Big mistake!went to find somewhere to sit to eat was very busy & very noisy inside so decided to sit outside in the sunshine. Ordered food (eventually after probably locals or regulars got served after standing behind people & shouting their own order) & got a drink & then waited & waited for food to arrive. As food was so long went to get another drink at the bar. It was heaving, very busy & only one young girl & the landlady serving who both seemed to have no idea of how to run a busy bar! Was ignored for at least 15 minutes (still no food at this point) & the young girl was extremely rude to two customers in front of me saying "I've only got one pair of hands & there's only two of us working the bar" she then proceeded to serve people who came in after me with the frostiest look ever. The landlady then served the lady in front of me & after that walked to the other end of the bar saying "who's next?" It was actually me but she'd gone off to the other side!! Absolutely no idea!! I eventually got served after pointing out how long I'd been standing there!! Got the drinks & thought food must be there by now . . . . Nooooo we had to go & ask!!
"Homemade steak & ale pie" joke!!
Stewed steak with an obviously piece of frozen (then cooked) pastry slapped on the top! Soggy chips & grey peas!!!
They also have a weird policy of if you sit outside they won't serve your food to the table!! You have to collect it?? But they can come out to tell you it's ready??
For an establishment like this in a prime position it could be so much better!! A bit more training of customer service in staff wouldn't go amiss. & also sort out some sort of proper queueing system at the bar!!
Will not be going here again & food was most definitely not worth waiting an hour for!!
My partner who previously has run a very prestigious public house was gobsmacked by the total chaos going on here! I could have let them off if this was last year when they'd only just taken over but they've had a year to sort this out now. Well disappointed will never go back.
Just because your the only place in the Trawsfynnd village doesn't mean you should lower your standards. Not recommended 😟
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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robsonkirsty wrote a review Dec 2016
Cheshire, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to visit the pub on a Saturday night in October, as we have done for the last 14 years. The pub was in the AA good pub guide when we first started coming here, however it changed ownership and has had consistent problems with keeping their staff since. (Most staff have been really lovely). We have still been loyal customers with our friends, extended family, 3 different dogs over the years and 4 children. We've had great new year parties there as well as Christmas meals. We use to eat there as the food used to be lovely, but We haven't eaten at the pub for some time as the meals were boring and too expensive for what they were. There is one room that you can take your dog in to that we always go in to, which happens to be the smallest room. We came up the last Saturday in October with our children and our dog, however, since it was so busy, we sat our dog on the wooden bench , so people didn't have to step over her. The landlady, Jan Dodd, was very rude to us and decided to ban us from the pub, if we didn't leave quickly, she threatened us with the police. There were 3 different people, who we didn't know, confront her and asked her to leave us alone. We finished our drinks and left, with much regret that we were treated like that after so many years, just because we sat our dog where we did.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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philalli1 wrote a review May 2018
Bolton, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the meal and firework display for new year get together with are family .the evening started ok but i noticed all the locals were seated in the bar area and people stayin at cabin were in what i call the school hall.we had to walk through into the bar area to get a drink i was with my 3 daughters and 5 grand kids but this didnt stop the local lads or wat ever you call them from makein disgusting comments towards my daughters and also my 14 year old gran daughter.by the end of the nite id had enought so i confronted the group of lads.cut a long story short we were punched my wife got hit my gran daughter push over we had to leave by back entrance with the help of some others guest.we were followed out side called english bas....erds threatened with broked bottles.but for the help from other guest i think things would have been alot different no regards for anyone my grand kids were terrified just glad other people came to are rescue.been to this pup for over 25 year when my children were little then took grandkids sadly never again went to see land lady following day she wasnt interested said ctv wasnt workin and didnt no any of them. visit this pub at your own risk middle of nowere so no help at hand
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Johnjjones_113 wrote a review Mar 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
honestly worst place if ever been , visited last week and my food was teribble! The situation of having to collect your own food is terrific! What kind of ‘resteraunt’ is that! The owner , wow where do i start , came here last year too she was a total fool but different to last year there was nice welsh staff and lovely food! seems to be in different managment, where are the old managers? NEVER AGAIN
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Date of stay: March 2018
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wasselwood wrote a review May 2016
UK
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Popped up for a couple on a sunny evening.
What a shambles. No this no that with a superior attitude. Seems like we were doing THEM a favour!!
IT'S NO FROM ME!!
Don't know when or if they are going to do any food in the future
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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carolandjohn2001 asked a question Sep 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom195 contributions33 helpful votes
Hi does anybody know if they do vegetarian food?
Answer from philalli1
Bolton, United Kingdom2 contributions13 helpful votes
To be honest i would never step foot in the place again
Answer from Huw W
Bagillt, United Kingdom71 contributions40 helpful votes
I know she was not that regular in opening in the afternoons and wasn't on site try this evening, otherwise try the site the pub is close to Trawsfynnydd Holiday Village they may have some info hun
Nat H asked a question Sep 2017
Liverpool, United Kingdom14 contributions
Does this pub open around Christmas?
Carol R asked a question May 2017
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts46 contributions16 helpful votes
When does the pub open for food?
chrisnwillnboys asked a question Mar 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Can you take a dog in ?
Answer from suffolksalami
Woodbridge109 contributions41 helpful votes
Yes. But only in certain rooms.
Neil H wrote a tip Jul 2016
Oldbury, United Kingdom57 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room that's not above the bar"
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Steve L wrote a tip May 2016
2 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Can't comment on staying in hotel as only visited pub for food."
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Sharon L wrote a tip Aug 2014
Hazel Grove, United Kingdom126 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"did not stay sorry"
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Alexander R wrote a tip Jun 2014
North Ayrshire, United Kingdom320 contributions172 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We only used restaurant."
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RichJCalder wrote a tip Jul 2013
Nottingham, United Kingdom73 contributions47 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Use the bar, not the restaurant."
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PRICE RANGE
C$218 - C$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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the rhiw goch hotel trawsfynydd
LOCATION
United KingdomWalesNorth WalesSnowdonia-Eryri National ParkTrawsfynydd
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rhiw Goch Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Rhiw Goch Inn?
Nearby attractions include Snowdonia National Park (3.6 km), Coed y Brenin Forest Park (6.5 km), and Yr Ysgwrn (2.8 km).
Is parking available at The Rhiw Goch Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rhiw Goch Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Canolfan Prysor Centre, The Hook Dyffryn, and Prysor Garage Trawsfynydd.
Are pets allowed at The Rhiw Goch Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rhiw Goch Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Yr Ysgwrn (2.8 km).
Is The Rhiw Goch Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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