Glan yr Afon/Riverside
“Stylish 16th-century inn between sea and mountains”
In the glorious Dyfi Valley close to Cader Idris and Cardigan Bay this family-run inn has slate floors, modern light oak furnishings and bold funky fabrics. There’s a wood-burning stove pumping out heat in winter, Dark Side of the Moose ale on tap, and a good range of modern pub food. Relax and opt for a starter of warm duck and orange salad with balsamic dressing; Welsh rarebit; or a sharing platter, then chicken breast wrapped in pancetta with a green vegetable risotto; spiced Mediterranean fish stew; or mushroom, cranberry, hazelnut and brie Wellington with red cabbage and sautéed potatoes. There’s a riverside garden, with views to the hills, for summer enjoyment.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Main course from: £9.50
- Closed: false
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About the area
The county of Gwynedd is home to most of the Snowdonia National Park – including the wettest spot in Britain, an arête running up to Snowdon’s summit that receives an average annual rainfall of 4,473mm. With its mighty peaks, rivers and strong Welsh heritage (it has the highest proportion of Welsh-speakers in all of Wales), it’s always been an extremely popular place to visit and live. The busiest part is around Snowdon; around 750,000 people climb, walk or ride the train to the summit each year.
Also in Gwynedd is the Llyn Peninsula, a remote part of Wales sticking 30 miles out into the Irish Sea. At the base of the peninsula is Porthmadog, a small town linked to Snowdonia by two steam railways – the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. Other popular places are Criccieth, with a castle on its headland overlooking the beach, Pwllheli, and Abersoch and the St Tudwal Islands. Elsewhere, the peninsula is all about wildlife, tranquillity, and ancient sacred sites. Tre’r Ceiri hill fort is an Iron Age settlement set beside the coastal mountain of Yr Eifl, while Bardsey Island, at the tip of the peninsula, was the site of a fifth-century Celtic monastery.
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