Croeso y'r Gwesty Pen-y-Bont/ Welcome to the Pen-y-Bont Hotel

The owners Angela and Brian are looking forward to greeting you in this Little piece of Heaven on Earth.

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A 16th Century Coaching Inn with an iconic view across Talyllyn Lake, near Cader Idris. Our guests and diners enjoy our spectacular Beer Garden and the Log fires in the Fireside Bar and Restaurant.


About Us

On August 10th 1899 the “Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser” proclaimed: “Mr. Thomas Lloyd, the obliging host of the Penybont Hotel will gladly furnish visitors and tourists with all information as to the routes and places of interest”.  In that and many other respects, little has changed here over the centuries since this 16th Century Coaching Inn was built. Whether you have a taste for mountain walking, hidden castles, waterfalls or beautiful beaches, we will be delighted to put you on the right track!

Our five letting rooms all overlook St. Mary’s church and the magnificent sweeping slopes of Craig Goch mountain side. Each room is named after a local historical character from the Talyllyn area: the double rooms....Thomas Lloyd, Williams Idris & Jenny Jones; Lewis Griffiths (the Twin room) and Madame Beavan (the Family room). There are booklets in the rooms that will tell you their stories. All are en-suite with showers except the Family room which has a bath. They also have flat screen televisions, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities. Bed and Breakfast is provided at £90 per night per room.  Our large Family Room sleeps between three and five people at £45 per person per night. All rooms can be accessed to the rear of the building via a ramp with a Car Park should ease of access be required. Please see our booking Terms and Conditions.

We serve a full Welsh Breakfast that includes bacon, hand-made sausage, field mushrooms and local free range eggs.  Homemade meals include Steak and Ale Pie and Chicken Madras Curry. New for 2019 we have homemade Vegan choices as well. Enjoy your meal by the warmth of our Log Fires, or in summer you may prefer to sit on our extraordinary lakeside Beer Garden.  For windier days there is the sheltered patio garden, ideal for an Afternoon Tea or a slice of Earl Grey Lemon Drizzle Cake.  Well behaved dogs are welcome here. Packed lunches are available on request.

In the Fireside Bar we have Carling extra cold, Staropramen, Stowford Press cider and local Real Ale on draught. In addition we have chosen a wide selection of Wines and Spirits, both from Tanners Wines of Shrewsbury and more locally produced in Wales.

We are open during the summer season well into November, and also during the Christmas holidays. Home-cooked meals are served from mid-day until 5 p.m. every day, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday when we are closed to the general public. Please ring to book for an evening meal. 

Within 20 minutes’ drive is Owain Glyndwr's 14th Century Welsh Capital, the market town of Machynlleth. To the North is Dolgellau, popular with walkers and cyclists and those in search of Welsh Clogau gold.  10 miles to the west are the beautiful sandy beaches at Tywyn and Aberdovey. The more cosmopolitan seaside and university town of Aberystwyth is less than an hour’s drive away to the south.  We have interesting attractions within three miles: Castell - y - Bere, a castle of the Prince of Wales in the 12th Century. Corris Mine Explorers, Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth form a centre of attraction for a rainy day.  In the village of Abergynolwyn is the world's first preserved railway; the historic Talyllyn Railway.  For aircraft enthusiasts we are on the Mach Loop.  During weekdays, you may be treated to the site of the latest military hardware which can be quite spectacular within our narrow valley. There are nearby vantage points, on Bwlch Llyn Bach for example, where the pilots wave to the photographers! And greatest of all, the mighty Cader Idris, the highest mountain peak in the south of Snowdonia. Fine views and legends of old await you here!

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You will be redirected to where you can place your booking. Thank you. Please see our booking Terms and Conditions. A deposit amount equal to the first night of your stay will be processed to secure your booking and you will receive a confirmation e-mail and additional information.

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