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Tal-Y-Don Hotel, Barmouth

High Street
Barmouth
LL42 1DL
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Leased (Marstons)

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Aqualung . left this review about Tal-Y-Don Hotel

I first visited this former Burtonwood pub nigh on forty years ago. It was always the main real ale venue in town and for me still is. The current layout of this place goes back around fifteen years making it a much roomier pub where it is a lot easier to get served.
The central bar has four hand pumps that on my two visits had Banks's Bitter, Jenning's Cumberland Ale, Banks's Sunbeam and Marston's Old Empire. I got to try the Banks's Bitter (£3.00), the Banks's Sunbeam (£3.35) and the Old Empire (£3.35). All were in first class condition. The £3.35 for the Sunbeam is a bit steep but I assume this is the blanket price for the two rotating Marston guests.
I still rate this place, it's a proper B&B pub rather than a hotel bar and is used by locals and tourists alike.

On 8th March 2015 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Tal-Y-Don Hotel

The Tal-Y-Don Hotel (or Crest of a Wave to give the English translation) is more of a proper pub providing bed and breakfast accommodation than the more traditional hotels providing a public bar in Barmouth.
The pub has a large stone floored bar area around a central bar and it then leads into a wood floored room which leads to an enclosed patio beer garden with children’s play area beyond. Then there is some outside seating to the side and front of the pub although this is on the busy High Street.
It’s a Marstons house and there were four hand pumps in operation dispensing Marstons Pedigree, Banks Bitter, something called Marstons Pedigree New World and an American guest ale called Shipyard Independence Ale, which is by some distance the most extensive ale choice you will find in Barmouth.
The couple we tried were well kept and the Independence Ale was a decent drop (although some subsequent googling has revealed a tie up between this American brewer and Marstons which means this may now be brewed in Wolverhampton ).
I think the comment from John below that the Tal-Y-Dor is comfortable and pleasant, but somewhat unremarkable is a very accurate one line statement and although the better beer range, it lacked the character and charm of The Last Inn for me.

On 30th July 2013 - rating: 6
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philip smith left this review about Tal-Y-Don Hotel

Good real ales, but very little comfort, chairs hard and not a lot of atmosphere.

On 5th May 2013 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Barmouth, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Tal-Y-Don Hotel, Barmouth
26th Feb 2018, 17:03
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26th Feb 2018, 17:02
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 March 2015 by Aqualung .
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