The Gunroom Restaurant
“Charming small restaurant with royal family history” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Set in Plas Dinas, the small country house that was once the home of Lord Snowdon, the Gunroom Restaurant still displays a number of Armstrong-Jones family portraits and memorabilia. The space is intimate to say the least, with covers for only 20 at any one time. The menu changes monthly, and revolves around seasonal Welsh produce.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 32
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday (bar menu for residents only October - April otherwise open 7 days a week)
- Lunch served from: 12.30pm - Afternoon Tea
- Lunch served until: 3.30pm - Afternoon Tea
- Dinner served from: 6pm with 2 sittings at 6pm and 8 pm currently
- Dinner served until: 10pm - 6pm and 8pm sittings.
- Wines under £30: 6
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 7
- Cuisine style: Modern British Hybrid Taster Menu
- 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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