The Gun Room

“Smart cooking in an intimate country house” - AA Inspector



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Plas Dinas was once home to the Armstrong-Jones family and retains a comforting sense of small-scale intimacy in The Gun Room. Done out with classy restraint – dark oak floors, high-backed leather seats, white linen, and ancestral oils on the walls – it’s a serene setting for modern British cooking founded on a bedrock of splendid local ingredients.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Gun Room
Plas Dinas Country House, Bontnewydd, CAERNARFON, LL54 7YF
Phone : 01286 830214


Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Sunday to Monday (bar menu for residents only)
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 8
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About The area

Discover Gwynedd

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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