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A traditional local pub offering open real fires, and a warm welcome, pop in and say hello NO LONGER SERVING FOOD
Bar, British, Pub
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Be aware - Y Meirion is no longer serving food; in fact we struggled to find anywhere to have a pint and a bit of lunch in Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 15 January 2020

We were in the area for work and popped out for dinner and then drinks after a meeting. We were a bit daunted initially, having come straight from a meeting in our formal clothes and being the only ones in the pub speaking English, but...we were met with a friendly welcome from everyone. The lady behind the bar could tell I wasn't from the area and had a nice chat with me, asking how I was finding it all etc. The drinks are a little basic, for example the only proper (non fruity) cider is Strongbow, I would have liked to have had some local drinks available, but it's still a great place for a few casual drinks. Especially enjoyable was the Welsh language music with all the locals singing along - Iechyd da!More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 16 October 2019

It was a shame that we were staying in the town on a Monday night, as very few places were open for food: Y Meirion a pub that was recommended. We had a warm welcome from the bar staff, and when we asked if food...was available, were told that unfortunately not: "However," she said. "You're more than welcome to get a takeaway and eat it here in the pub." So we did - and we were even provided with napkins and cutlery. Great to have banter with some of the locals, and lovely to hear Welsh spoken (we tried, but are not proficient enough to say much more than the basics!).More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 22 September 2019 via mobile

This was our first stop on a little pub crawl myself and my partner had when we arrived at Ffestiniog. Was really nice.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2019

I popped in here for a very quick drink after a 7 hour drive from Essex. There were only 3 people in the pub (locals) but they were friendly. It was the hottest day of the year. The lady behind the bar was very quick...to serve me a nice cold pint of cider and offer my dog a bowl of water. She kindly filled my water bottle for me as I left too. The pub was clean, tidy and not cluttered at all. I walked past a few times and it was much livelier at the weekends!More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 7 July 2019 via mobile

Nipped in for a few drinks. Reasonable prices, good atmosphere and great to listen to the Welsh language being spoken. Recommended

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Simple really. You walk into a pub at lunchtime and the person behind the bar makes you feel welcome, takes your cash and you take your drink. Perhaps one of the locals gives you a nod, which you return. You sit down and drink your...drink. Not in this place. I walked in with my wife at luchtime. No-one was serving and the man behind the bar pointedly said not a word and continued to work on a light fitting. This continued when other customers came in and he turned his back. We left. Through all of this the regulars were peering at us as if we had come from a different world, which I suppose we had. The lesson; Blaenau is the same as ever. Stay on the train.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 17 June 2019

Stayed one night, warm welcome by owner. Comfortable room although could have supplied wash/shower liquids. Nice breakfast room and really great breakfast certainly no need for lunch! TV setup could have been better but this is minor detail. Overall great place to stay with good...parking and good location. The original building (1902) was a baptist chapel ask owner for the history.More

Date of visit: June 2019
John F, Owner at Y Meirion, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2019

Hi Steve this is a pub not a b&b I think you might've mixed up the review's there, we don't have rooms at the pub. Thanks anyway though John

Reviewed 5 April 2019 via mobile

Local pub but welcoming, they don’t do food but you can take food in, toilets ok, staff friendly enough

Date of visit: April 2019
John F, Owner at Y Meirion, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2019

Thank you for your review, we do normally have food on but there has been a family emergency recently.

Reviewed 22 March 2019 via mobile

Lovely welcome off the local people. Good price. And lovely large pub food. Ideally located on the main road in the centre of the village. 😁

Date of visit: March 2019
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Y Meirion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5