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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews burger pie salad mash sunday roast fries pudding potatoes the pub caravan site curry night staff were friendly lovely meal well worth a visit first night be visiting again the main road
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately our food was not up to its usual excellent standard and we have been coming here regularly for about three years. We were very disappointed with the quality and quantity of the food on our last visit and have decided as a family not...to come again and will use the pubs in Maentwrog instead. Shame, because Bryn Arms will depend on locals during the winter and you will lose us if you don’t get the menu back up to its previous standard. The staff are great though and it’s not their fault ☹️More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat and came across the Bryn Arms, a great find, a warm welcome and friendly staff, the food is lovely. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really surprised at this place as mixed reviews on the food. But I have to say we really enjoyed our meal, hot and tasty. Service was great staff friendly. We would definitely eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing re fit since the last time we called in , the new menu is well thought out , well presented food and really tasty , attentive staff who are happy to help with any issues. I had the chicken fillet burger which was cooked...to perfection and tasted spot on .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 29, 2024 via mobile

Dreadful …… I went with friends. The order for my food came out wrong and the scampi still had the veins inside which were full of waste. A friend ordered waffles and they were hard, it wasn’t a good experience at all

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 28, 2024

Booked in table ready given menu told to order at the bar . Order went in at 7.45 Got starter scotch egg over cooked Soup like water not like homemade Waited 45 mins for mains to be brought the wrong ones Eventually got lasagne it...had no meat on it complained to staff it was changed Meat lasagne came this time to be more like a mince cheese fondue no pasta sheets Beetroot feta salad ok but not much taste no substance to it . Would not waste my 63 pound againMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 7, 2024 via mobile

Visited today for Sunday lunch and we were not disappointed. The carvery was fresh and there was a great selection of meats to choose from; beef, pork, turkey and gammon and loads of vegetables. Now I'm not a mash fan but after chatting with the...chef who was serving thought I'd give theirs a go. Very very tasty. The roasted carrots were amazing. If we lived closer this would easily become our local and Sunday lunch venue. This is how a Sunday lunch/carvery should be. Absolutely recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 7, 2024 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place as we were staying over the road from it on the caravan site. The food was very good as was the service. It can get busy so I would suggest getting there early, especially if the football is on. If...you are in the area this place is a must and it’s dog friendlyMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 31, 2024 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch, glad we had pre-booked a table as there were lots of people here. Staff were friendly and welcoming and tables were laid nicely and well spaced. Sunday carvery was delicious! A great choice of meats and veg, my husband and I...both chose beef & Yorkshire puds which was cooked perfectly, lots of veg to choose from and the roast potatoes were ‘proper’! Didn’t have room for pudding although I liked the menu choices ranging from rhubarb crumble & sticky toffee pudding to sorbets something for everyone. Will definitely be back and will book in advance to guarantee a table.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 19, 2024

Had a carvery at this place on Sunday 18th feb , could not fault anything it was amazing , lovey staff , lovely chef very pleasant experience, thank you the bryn arms you finished our 3 day cottage break off for us with the most...amazing carvery, will definitely be back 😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 12, 2024

We had booked a table for 7 for Sunday lunch. Arrived and were immediately told which numbered table was ours. Pleasant surprise was, although we had intended to use the carvery, the main menu was also available. The choice of meats on the carvery was...turkey, beef and pork. These were tasty and the choice of vegetables was plentiful. One negative was we didn't realise until we had finished that we could return for more vegetables!!! Liver and onions was also ordered and again, this was delicious. Despite being full, desserts were ordered, which were once again tasty and plentiful. Service was excellent. The overall experience was excellent - service, food and also the value for money. We hadn't eaten here for over 20 years, but we certainly will be back as soon as possible. Diolch yn fawr i chi gyd am y croeso a'r bwyd ffantastig.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 27, 2023 via mobile

On the last Saturday before Christmas we'd booked to take the kids to zipmas and were desperately looking for somewhere to have dinner before. Just when it looked like the whole of Wales was closed we came across the oasis in the desert that is...The Brynn Arms. This place is fantastic. Clean,mosern but traditional. Great setup for the bar area with good seating tv and a pool table and an excellent outside/under cover area that was warm, festive and friendly. Food was excellent. Chicken pot pie was legendary. Kids food was great. Risotto was great. Burgers were incredibly tasty. Good beer too. Can't go Wrong with a doom bar. Can't wait to go back. Despite a two hour drive we would go back in a heartbeatMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 27, 2023

Arrived in the large and mostly empty car park, busy inside with mostly i think locals which we are not, We were told to sit anywhere so sat in the covered tent like area which had a heater, We gave our order, i asked for...potatoes with my meal but got chips, otherwise food average, the waitress took away my plate while my wife was still eating, Just needs some training.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023

Food was amazing and the staff was so nice I would recommend that you come here and we are here for a week and when I am older I most definitely work here xxxx

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023

I don't normally write negative reviews as I prefer to sort out niggles and things that go wrong on the premises. If these are resolved I live and let live. I have years of experience in travel and hospitality and understand sometimes things do get...forgotten or go wrong. This place left my husband and I so upset that our evening out to celebrate his birthday was ruined. Initial impressions at the bar were good with prompt and efficient bar service...then it all went downhill. The service in the restaurant was terrible....being expected to wait 35 minutes for someone to come and take your order when you were virtually the only people in there was the first thing. I did express my dissatisfaction to the waitress who in all honesty seemed to not have a clue why I had a problem...her excuse was the other part of the pub was busy. In that case why not ask us to order at the bar if they were too busy? If you offer a service you should see it through. However when said waitress then went and spoke at high volume repeating ad verbatim our conversation in front of other staff and customers who were in hearing distance, including ourselves, this was the final straw. We walked out. We were not prepared to sit and be belittled or humiliated for making a genuine complaint about poor service. Ironically, we had until that point been prepared to forget about the whole thing.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Tracey Emberton, Owner at Bryn Arms, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2023

I would like to firstly say you had no intention to sort out any of your niggles on the premises, as not once did you ask to speak to a senior member of staff or a manager. You and your husband decided to storm out...More

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I think there was a fairly decent atom sphere in the pub but in the separate room for food the atmosphere was a little bit drab and the food took quite a long time to arrive for saying there was only two other tables in... More
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If you call the desk at trawsfynydd they can tell you the taxi to use. i believe there is a deal they do. I would book ahead if your taking the dog to the brynn arms as they dont let dogs in the restaurant area, which means... More
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Bryn Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4