“Bilingual menus for top-quality cuisine” - AA Inspector
On the western fringes of the Cambrian Mountains, right on Tregaron's main square, stands this former drovers' pub and hotel. Charm and character emanate from the 250-year-old beams, slate-flagged floors and inglenook fireplaces, all creating just the right setting for real ales from different Welsh breweries. With a wealth of local produce from the nearby farms, lakes and the town's River Teifi, and a head chef who trained with Marco Pierre White and at The Ritz, it's hardly surprising that Y Talbot has earned AA Rosettes for seasonal dishes such as roast Welsh lamb; fillet of sea bream; roast wood pigeon; and vegetarian and vegan favourites, like pithivier of ratatouille.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
The name ‘Ceredigion’ takes a bit of explanation. The town of Cardigan gives its name to the surrounding bay, but the county now uses the Welsh word for Cardiganshire – Ceredigion, pronounced with a ‘dig’. Cardigan Bay itself is a large inlet of the Irish Sea and stretches from Bardsey Island to Strumble Head. With many beaches and a unique marine life, it’s the place to come to spot bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and Atlantic grey seals. The area is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC), designated under European law to protect its species and habitats. The Ceredigion coastal path is also a major attraction.
Much of the surrounding land is fertile farmland, dotted with towns and seaside resorts such as Fishguard, New Quay, Aberaeron, Aberystwyth, Borth, Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Porthmadog. It’s also a section of coast that major rivers flow into, including the Afon Glaslyn, Teifi, Rheidol, Dyfi, Aeron, Dysynni and Mawddach. Historically, the area supported a strong maritime industry. Cardigan was a major hub, once having more than 300 ships registered in its port, seven times as many as Cardiff. Due to being something of a backwater, in many ways this area remains charmingly unspoilt. The nearby heather-clad Preseli Hills are an additional delight.
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