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Whistlestop on the Pier

Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
+44 7771 231463
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (21 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (21 reviews)
“scones” (24 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Soups, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here goes, I never written a review before. Just want to say please visit.what a wonderful place best scone cream tea ever tasted. I visited Sunday 28/10/18 late afternoon nothing was too much trouble the couple who run this place are so friendly and genuine...More

Thank J F
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're really glad you enjoyed the cream tea and es[ecially thanks for the review. Bangor Pier is a special place this time of year (even with the scaffolding) Now the clocks have gone back the sunsets are stunning. The Pier closes now at 4 30...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gem of a place, friendly host, good menu, fabulous burgers and a nice cup of tea. Will definitely be back some day

Thank Daydream17530491357
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind remarks You might like to know the Environmental Health visit went well later in the day and our score of 5 was retained for the next year Thanks again

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Stories flowed, great fish chowder and cream tea - try the scuffins... a cross between scones and muffins and all home made! 😃❤️

Thank Loveabele
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The Scuffin, a wonderful culinary invention!! Very filling, goes down well with a cup of tea, large enough to share between two.More

Thank greenegirl21
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We're so pleased you enjoyed our scuffin It always brings a smile and if its a life changing one then so much the better They always say the best things often come from accidents and that's what happened here ! Looking forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in this cafe for refueling on a cycle trip from Bethesda on the Ogwen trail. Fabulous place, with 2 very friendly owners 👍 who serve quality food & at good prices, very enjoyable visit.

Thank Richard C
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

I remember your visit you had the wind at your back coming down the trail I hope it wasn't too heavy with scuffin going back up

Reviewed August 16, 2018

The Whistlestop café on Bangor pier is definitely the smallest eatery in the area, and possibly even in the country, but don't let that fool you - the standards are very high indeed, with the finest seafood chowder you will find anywhere. Their Welsh Rarebit...More

Thank Hypocapnia
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Many thanks for your kind words It gives us encouragement to keep on doing what we do best

Reviewed August 10, 2018

I was one of 3 weary ladies who had just finished a walk of over 20 miles along the coast path. We happened upon the Whistlestop cafe by chance, after our initial disappointment on seeing much of the pier was closed for repairs. What a...More

Thank Jeniruth
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

First time to Bangor Pier but discovered this cafe run by Terry and June OMG I never want to see a scone again the Scuffin crossed between a Muffin and a scone was the nicest thing I have ever tasted even my husband who never...More

Thank Marina S
Reviewed August 7, 2018

we were walking down the pier to get scones at the end, oh no it was closed due to repairs!!! on the way back we spotted this little tea room and decided to try here instead, lovely lady and little girl helping out, dad and...More

Thank karenbusby5
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

So sorry but you didn't visit us you had your cream tea at 'put the kettle on ' WE Always use clotted cream and we put it scuffin s not scones we would love you to try the real thing at the whistle stop we're...More

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Found this absolute gem of a cafe on Bangor pier - we were made so welcome, food delicious and very reasonably priced and the proprietor so knowledgeable about local history we spent well over an hour listening to his stories. Will definately return tegularly and...More

Thank Janet C
karadu2013, Owner at Whistlestop on the Pier, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

That's very kind we look forward to seeing you again

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December 5, 2015|
Response from karadu2013 | Property representative |
Well that's so kind We try to please at the Whistlestop on the Pier I was there today it was fresh sunny and we made some new friends One day I'll get to Florida and meet someone like myself I'll taste their food and shake... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Garth Road | Bangor Pier, Bangor LL57 2SW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Bangor
  • Phone Number: +44 7771 231463
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The Whistlestop is a bijou cafe half way down Bangor pier. Its signature dishes are sea food chowder, Menai straits mussels in garlic and white wine with sourdough bread, welsh rarebit, burgers, pankakes and Bara brith. It seats 8 inside and 20 outside with stunning views of Snowdonia and the Menai Straits. All breads, burgers cakes and bara brith are home made by the proprietor.
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