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Tafarn y Plu

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
+44 1766 523276
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (7 reviews)
“pie” (5 reviews)
“meatballs” (2 reviews)
Closes in 26 min
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere the owners very friendly and welcoming The food was traditional and home cooked a very good choice and varied menu Highly recommend!! Reasonably priced too! We will return

Thank Debbie698
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so please the reviewer enjoyed her visit. We always try to keep a warm welcome and a convivial atmosphere, especially in the depths of winter like this.

Reviewed 22 December 2017

As a group of 22 staying in the local area I contacted Ian to book a table; Ian and his wife opened the restaurant especially for us. Everyone's meals were delicious (particularly the chilli jam!!), came out nice and hot and were exactly what we...More

Thank katyfarrell77
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to cater to this group. I believe they were staying at Ty Newydd, the national writers' centre just up the road, which lets out its premises when they have no courses arranged. While we can't always cope with a booking of...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

If we don't want to lose our traditional pubs we should visit them more! This one in a village famous for it's connections with Lloyd George deserves to be saved from either closing or being sold to anyone who wouldn't nurture the Welsh hospitality it...More

Thank theaparry
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

While we're pleased the reviewer enjoyed his visit, there is no intention whatsoever to see this inn close, he'll be glad to hear. We currently run it as a lifestyle concern in order to fit in other interests - both commercial and personal - and...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

A lovely meal of local lamb for me and a proper steak pie for my husband. Good, honest food with provenance. The beer, according to my husband was also good. Friendly service too.More

Thank Elaine H
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Our Welsh lamb steaks are certainly very popular, and we're very proud of our "proper" steak pies. We don't believe in this nonsense of some bits of meat sloshing about in a casserole dish with some puff pastry floating on top of it masquerading as...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great food well cooked and served quickly even on a busy Friday night. Eclectic decoration and fittings but friendly and very welcoming.

Thank Ularcher
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

We can't be anything but naturally friendly and welcoming, being Celts. We're so pleased the reviewer enjoyed his/her/their visit, and would be glad to see them return for more of the same.

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous old village pub, with a friendly landlord, landlady and staff. Menu really backed local produce which is great. Food was tasty, and plentiful. Local ales and Welsh cider on tap. Can't speak for the cider but my pint from Bragdy Conwy had been kept...More

Thank TravellersontheTyne
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Lloyd George, raised in the cobbler's workshop directly across the road from us, was a dyed-in-the-wool teetotaller, so we doubt if he ever popped in. Mind you, he was also officially a faithful husband! As for local produce, it was what drove us to taking...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Called in here by accident and ordered a medium rare steak. I eat a lot of steak and has some done by Michelin 4* chefs. This one wasn't good. It was excellent, one of the best cooked I've had, properly medium rare and well presented...More

Thank ijm848
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

We pride ourselves with not only using the finest in raw materials, but also in how it is presented. Iwan is indeed very talented in the kitchen, having been with us for quite some time now. He helps us maintain our hard-won good name.

Reviewed 29 July 2017

We have recently stayed in the village of Llanystumdwy and visited the pub over several evenings with our little dog, Scruffy. Everyone was friendly and welcoming and it was lovely to hear the Welsh language being spoken. Ian was most patient in explaining how the...More

Thank johnpuntis
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We're so pleased the reviewer enjoyed his stay in the area, and the time spent with us in our old inn. As for the home made mustard and chutneys, they're made to our own recipes in our kitchen here, and make wonderful souvenirs or gifts....More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Had to write a review on this place as before we visited had read a bad review about the staff because wanted to stand up for them and tell the true story. As soon as we walked in got a lovely welcome with our baby...More

Thank dawn n
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

We're pleased to extend the welcome mat - we don't do red carpets - to all patrons who revel in the fact that Wales has its own history, language, culture, attitude, and cuisine, and love the opportunity to partake in it. We in return enjoy...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

As a group of 8 we all enjoyed a delicious meal at the pub. It was so difficult to choose something to eat as all the menu looked scrumptious. The price was very reasonable and the pub was quaint and cosy with various rooms leading...More

Thank Lauren B
Ian P, Owner at Tafarn y Plu, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We're delighted Lauren B and her group enjoyed their visit. It was a pleasure to serve them. We would however recommend that larger groups make prior arrangements before calling in, to ensure that we can cater for them.

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Response from Alex S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but, I don't know the answer to that... but, I suggest that you 'phone the Pub., their 'phone number is - 01766 523 276...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$20
Bar, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St, Llanystumdwy LL52 0SH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Llanystumdwy
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 523276
  • E-mail
Multi award-winning country inn with a thoroughly Welsh ethos that'll give you a taste of what our country is really about. Our 200-year-old inn is a Grade II listed building situated in an Architectural Conservation Area in the picturesque village of Llanystumdwy near the popular seaside resort of Criccieth. The inn has not been spoilt by modernity, and wallows relaxingly in its past untainted by TV sets, juke boxes or gaming machines, while offering the latest Wales has to offer in food and drink.
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