Pale Hall Hotel & Restaurant
“Classic country house dining” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Follow previous guests Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria to this comfortably impressive late 19th century mansion. The Henry Robertson dining room (named after the man for whom the house was built) is a grand space with high ceilings, ornate carved plaster and woodwork and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grounds. Tables are dressed in crisp linens, and staff are friendly and efficient. There’s a real focus on the best produce availably locally, so seasonality is paramount in the five or eight-course tasting menu. The style is sophisticated modern British, with strong classical French roots.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 28
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: British, European
- Vegetarian menu
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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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