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The Golden Fleece Inn, Porthmadog

5 Market Square
Tremadog
Postal town: Porthmadog
LL49 9RB
Phone: 01766512421
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Aqualung . left this review about The Golden Fleece Inn

I remember visiting this place around fifteen or so years ago when it was a cosy carpeted bar with good beer and an emphasis on food. It's been given the "modern" treatment with the exception of the small area on the left as you enter which is still recognisable as a pub rather than a restaurant. It's all wooden floors and set out for dining with low level lighting so you may as well be in Islington Green or Hoxton rather than a sleepy village in North Wales. Another annoying thing I noticed was that there were some rather new looking enamel advertising plates for Guinness, Whitbread Tankard, Mackeson and Skol International Lager on one of the walls. Who is that supposed to impress?
The bar area is set in what appears to be a cave. Unfortunately the barman was not a troglodyte but a six foot something young lad who must have a permanent headache from banging his head on the roof and sides of the cave.
There were four hand pumps and despite the presence of Llyn, Conwy and Purple Moose drip mats on the bar offered a really boring selection with one unused, a rugby themed beer from Thwaites, Greene King IPA and Shepherd Neame Amber Ale (£3.30). I went for the Amber Ale which although expensive for the area was in very good nick and saves this place from getting a really dismal score.

On 9th March 2015 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about Golden Fleece Inn

The other pub in Tremadog which is a sprightly 10 minutes walk from Porthmadog BR. It’s a quaint little hamlet that probably existed as the ‘town’ before the advent of slate mining brought about the development of the harbour settlement. This is a two-bar pub with a snug to the left (though less snug than small room with seating for about 10 people and a dog) and there is a room to the rear which was, oddly, a restaurant-cum-disco which looked a bit foreboding. The main lounge to the right where we sat felt like a grotto, festooned with hops hanging from ceiling, a large crackling fire, candles in egg-shaped holders, with the bar area located in a brick arch. With lights dimmed it really was quite atmospheric, less the rather jarring piped music. Busier than the Union opposite, there were individual seating areas with some little booths (one had a Wrexham Lager-monickered glass top divider) but everyone was packed in close. Three ales on the bar here (2x Purple Moose and, unusually cask M&B Mild); my Moose was good but I was less sure about the mild though having never tried it I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt...I’d be tempted to dock them a point for serving all my ales in a Carling glass however. Mrs Quinno’s hot chocolate came with lemon biscuits so she was pleased. Not sure what the provenance of the Lawrence of Arabia picture was about. All in all this was an enjoyable stop and I’d be happy to troop out this way again if I was in Porthmadog to sample it.

On 10th March 2013 - rating: 8
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Stuart Hallard left this review about Golden Fleece Inn

Great Food, Real ales, log fire, snug, beautifull restaurant, and fantastic atmosphere.
Bar meals are exceptional value for money and taste great too. A locals favorate for eating and drinking.
The Little Ivy restaurant is devine and decedent fantasticly tastefull!

On 3rd December 2006 - rating: 10
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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Porthmadog, 0.86 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Porthmadog Harbour Ffestiniog Railway Station, 1.46 miles, 28 min walk (show)
Minffordd, 3.51 miles, 1 hr 7 min walk (show)
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 10 March 2013 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 March 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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