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Glan yr Afon

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$$ - $$$
British, Pub, Welsh
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A493 | Pennal, Machynlleth SY20 9DW, Wales
+44 1654 791285
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a regular venue for us when visiting the area. On this occasion we went for dinner twice and lunch once. Very friendly and I still as other reviews have noted. A very decent fixed price menu and all the portions are huge. We loved the sharing Fishermans Platter. The staff were friendly and service good. Excellent quality of... More 

Thank JandJ19
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as it's the associated restaurant to Llety Brynawel – the guest house owned by the same owners, Glyn and Corina. To be honest, I found it confusing having looked on here and seen different properties with different names (this is also called Riverside, and the guesthouse used to be called The Escape). No need for confusion – the... More 

Thank S4r4hL0u
Shifnal, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place had been recommended to us so we booked a table in advance for Sunday lunch,on the way to Aberdovey where we were staying for a couple of nights. What a good choice this turned out to be....there was a lovely atmosphere in the place and the service was top notch. We both had excellent starters and then the... More 

Thank David B
Level Contributor
43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were on our way to Fishguard and wanted to stop mid way to stretch our legs, including our little puppy. After our walk we asked if we could take Pixie into the pub/restaurant and they said that was fine. We found a table that we were happy with (but not the best in house) and ordered food and drink.... More 

Thank Kareno38
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were at a B/B and we asked if there was anywhere that we could eat that had a good reputation... So we came here.. The drinks were orded and brought to us.. Then were we asked to sit in the waiting area just inside the door.. The drinks were brought to us ,It wasn't very long to wait and... More 

Thank Ann S
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

What a gem of a find! This pub does not look like a pub when passing so could easily be missed. A sign outside would catch passing trade. Wonderful food which cannot be faulted or improved - 10/10. Friendly service in a beautiful quiet location. Went yesterday and going back today. Pics are of surf n turf, welsh rarebit with... More 

Thank Briony G
York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a late lunch with our family of 7! Only served food till 2pm but managed to just make it, portion size is very good value for money and food is excellent! Really lovely interior and beer garden is gorgeous on a sunny day (on which we visited). Highly recommend!

Thank gemmayorkshire22
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Well this is a little gem in a beautiful village. The young chap serving behind the bar is so welcoming and well mannered. The food is absolutely delicious, perfectly presented and a good portion. Booking is recommended as it gets very busy. Will be back for sure....

Thank Sharon F
Ware, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Everyone in the party loved the meal. Friendly staff, great food, comfortable surroundings - ticked all the boxes for me. Worth booking as it does fill up, and they were happy to swap vegetables etc when asked. The lamb was cooked really well and plenty of dauphinois with it.

Thank Brendan S
Chester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped when passing with family, seven in total. Very welcoming, the food was served fast and absolutely Delicious! There wasn't a scrap left on our plates! Definitely recommend, lovely setting!

Thank LynnJ81

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Welsh
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A493 | Pennal, Machynlleth SY20 9DW, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 791285

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?