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. Come and dine on our spectacular Beer Garden or enjoy 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! 

Llyn Mwyngil (Talyllyn Lake) is one of the most iconic views anywhere in Britain.  It is best seen from the water's edge of our scenic Beer Garden, which is a day out in itself. Further along our large Car Park is free to patrons and is popular for motor homes at £10 per night.

Our five letting rooms all overlook St. Mary’s church and the magnificent sweeping slopes of Craig Goch mountain side. Each is named after a local historical character from the Talyllyn area: Thomas Lloyd, Williams Idris, Lewis Griffiths (the Twin room), Jenny Jones and Madame Beavan (the Family room). There are booklets in the rooms that will tell you their stories. All rooms are en-suite with televisions, free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities.  Three Double rooms and the Twin room are available for Bed and Breakfast 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.

Try our Fireside Restaurant and Bar for home-cooked food and warm hospitality beside our log fires.  We serve draught Carling extra cold, Staropramen, Stowford Press cider and a local Real Ale during the holiday season. We are open from noon during the Summer, with the exception of Tuesday and Wednesday when we are closed to the public.  We serve lunchtime snacks and Afternoon Teas and just give us a call to book for an evening meal.

Tywyn and the coast are within 20 minutes’ drive. As is the market town of Machynlleth, once the capital of Wales under Owain Glyndwr in the 14th Century. To the North is Dolgellau, popular with walkers and cyclists.  Welsh Clogau gold used to be mined near here.  The more cosmopolitan seaside and university town of Aberystwyth is less than an hour’s drive away.  Local beaches are of excellent quality, from Borth to Aberdovey and Fairbourne to Barmouth, all are really nice sandy beaches. We have interesting attractions within three miles: Castell - y - Bere, once the castle of the Prince of Wales. Corris Mine Explorers, Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth and the Corris Railway.  In the village of Abergynolwyn is the historic Tayllyn Railway, with the longest used locomotive shed in the world.  For plane 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 the narrow valley. There are nearby viewing spots for photographers, on Bwlch Llyn Bach for example. And greatest of all, the mighty Cader Idris, the highest mountain peak in the south of Snowdonia.

We serve a full Welsh Breakfast that includes bacon, hand-made sausage, field mushrooms and a local free range egg.  Homemade meals include Steak and Ale Pie, Fisherman's Pie and Caws Pobi, also known in English as Welsh Rarebit. You can enjoy this by the log fires of our Fireside Restaurant all the year round.  In summer you may prefer to sit on our extraordinary lakeside Beer Garden, absolutely in the focus of that iconic Talyllyn view.  On windier days you may prefer sitting on the sheltered patio garden, enjoying an Afternoon Tea or a slice of Earl Grey Lemon Drizzle Cake. Packed lunches are available on request.

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Pen-y-Bont Hotel

Talyllyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AJ, United Kingdom

T 01654 782285

T 07816 427749

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