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George III Hotel, Dolgellau

Penmaenpool
Postal town: Dolgellau
LL40 1YD
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Will Larter left this review about George III Hotel

Standing as this pub does beside the former Penmaenpool station and the disused line towards Barmouth, the passing of a train cannot have been ignorable in pre-Beeching days. The train must have been literally within touching distance of the front of the hotel. There's a bar under the colonnaded front, but this was not open at the time of my visit so I entered the upper floor by the door at the side and found my way past reception to the Welsh Dresser bar. This is a pleasant room with other rooms off it, all featuring lovely old furniture, with pride of place going to the piece out of which the bar has been fashioned (see photo).

It was something of a let-down to find that the beers on the bar were from Robinsons: Wizard was one option, the other being Cwrw'r Draig Aur which translates as Golden Dragon Ale but was in fact Hartleys Cumbrian Way, according to the bar manager. Anyway, it was a pleasant enough beer, but I like to be able to drink local ales when on my travels. The beer aside, this seems like it would be a pleasant place to stop a little longer: the lounge across the corridor from the bar had a massive inglenook fireplace, though the fire was not lit.

On 26th February 2018 - rating: 7
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Tris C left this review about George III Hotel

A historic imposing former railway pub dating from the mid-17th century spread over two drinking floors with a dedicated dining area and spectacular views over the Barmouth estuary and to the mountains beyond.
This is something of a tourist area so expect a clientele drawn mainly from incomers and hikers renting local cottages. There is also a rather grand hotel bar with large fireplace; there are at least two other fireplaces. The range of beers is minimal though the three draft ales (London Pride and two from the local Bragdy Mŵs Piws) were fine. Despite its presentation, a Sunday roast buffet (£9.95) was surprisingly good, with meat sourced locally from Arthog. The staff were very friendly and service was efficient - if I were in the area again I would certainly return but this pub loses a point due to movies blaring from a large tv in the lower bar; not at all restful or conducive to conversation.

On 23rd February 2012 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about George III Hotel

A fine old building located in an splendid position overlooking the dramatic scenery of the Mawddach estuary and its historic wooden toll bridge. It is also located on a disused railway line which has been converted into an excellent cycling and walking trail linking Dolgellau to Barmouth Bridge. Didn't visit the main hotel which is located at first floor level when viewed from the river, but the collonade in front of the Cellar Bar provided a very welcome break from the rain. Three real ales on handpump - Hobgoblin, London Pride and the first-rate Glaslyn Ale from the local Bragdy Mws Piws (Purple Moose Brewery) worth every penny of the £2.90 asking price. Friendly staff too, quite happy to provide a glass of tapwater and even offering to pop some ice in it too - cost almost nothing, but the sort of little thing one remembers when asked to recommend places (which, in this case, I definitely do).

On 12th August 2010 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Morfa Mawddach, 5.5 miles, 1 hr 46 min walk (show)
Fairbourne, 6.84 miles, 2 hr 12 min walk (show)
Barmouth, 6.89 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for George III Hotel, Penmaenpool
26th Feb 2018, 17:23
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
26th Feb 2018, 17:02
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 26 August 2014 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 August 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 February 2018 by Will Larter
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 26 February 2018 by Will Larter
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