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Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth SY20 8AE, Wales
+44 1654 702941
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ate out with my father in September 2016. Lovely atmosphere, food and service. Fresh bread brought once ordered. Kids menu is spot on. Really enjoy the side vegetables which come with the meal. The Cwrw Cader (locally brewed ale) is to die for, and I don't usually drink ale so that is saying something. Thanks for breathing life back into... More 

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Thank Jools1978
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The hotel is old and very historic, but the food was fantastic. A drink in the lounge was a great start to the evening. Then the food was top drawer, with very good staff.

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Thank Alan C
London
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268 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a lovely old hotel on the high street whose owners, Charles & Sheila, ran it for many years and then moved to Italy. However, on hearing that Wynnstay had closed earlier this year, they returned and are breathing new life into it. We were initially drawn in by the candlelit exterior which was a pleasurable contrast to the... More 

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Thank Lazzagear
London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stayed here for three nights, during the Machynlleth (music) festival, and also ate here during our visit. The food was good, although the soup had rather more salt in it, than is our taste. There is a wide choice of Italian wines, including several very reasonable house wines, available by the (litre) carafe.

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1 Thank Francis R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Wynnstay this evening for a family meal. The surroundings were cosy and welcoming with friendly staff . There was a great selection to choose from and each meal was delicious with lovely accompanying vegetables. We chose a meal from the children's menu too and it was a well prepared, good sized portion. Our desserts were excellent and... More 

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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Have spent several days in Machynlleth with my team and the Wynnstay always comes up with the goods. The bedrooms are exceptional, with superior bathrooms and baths big enough for Usain Bolt to get up a lather.

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1 Thank Peter B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The restaurant food has always been excellent here, expect something really good and served in a lovely old dining room. I love the open fires, having a drink in the lounge and exploring the menu, with many local food items.

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1 Thank Steve J
Charles D, Owner at Wynnstay, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give this review. It is much appreciated by all the team. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to go for a treat on our last day of our holiday. Read a few reviews so was looking forward to it. First of all, the restaurant was very quiet with no atmosphere. Complete silence - just the scraping of cutlery! Secondly, the waitress could not speak English so had to go and get someone else when she... More 

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Thank Amy M
Charles D, Owner at Wynnstay, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't like it. Usually we have loads of atmosphere. The waitress in question does speak English but not too well, she has been with us just a few weeks. It is critical to have the correct potatoes for mash and also they do take time. We had lovely new Pembrokeshire Pearls and home made chips. Our... More 

Darlington, United Kingdom
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153 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Could do with raising the hot water temperature by a couple of degrees.Comfy room but noisy as it faced onto the street. Wifi only available downstairs

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Thank JRMaddog
Charles D, Owner at Wynnstay, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We have finally had the plumber double our hot water capacity. WiFi is available in most of the rooms but some are still presenting a challenge (very old, thick, stone walls) and our IT expert is working to resolve this. We now have a front door key with every room key More 

Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A few weeks ago we stayed overnight at the Wynnstay in-between a couple of mountain climbs. We had a three-course meal after a long day up and down Cadair Idris and the food was incredible. Top restaurant standard, interesting menu, and to top it off, very nice knowledgeable staff. Definitely on the pricey side, especially considering the area pretty much... More 

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Charles D, Owner at Wynnstay, responded to this review

Thank you for this. We are far from being the most expensive hotel in this area. We believe in paying our staff a decent wage, above the minimum and utilities cost here as they do anywhere. There was a time when wages were very low, which was hardly fair. We only took over two months ago and are doing all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pizza, Welsh, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth SY20 8AE, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Machynlleth
  • Phone Number: +44 1654 702941

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