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) #1 of 13 Restaurants in Bala $$ - $$$ , British,
23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
+44 1678 521256
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place on the Main Street- good place to sit out in the front & watch the world go by. Friendly staff, good pub food at reasonable prices.

Thank Jowilson00
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On our way home from a weekend away, we stopped in Bala for a wander around and let the dog have a paddle in the lake. We walked up and down the high street looking for somewhere for lunch and settled on this place. An...More

Thank Janet W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long drive from Brecon we stopped at Plas-Yn-Dre for dinner. Brilliant meal both were delicious and a little out of the ordinary. Big portions and perfectly cooked. The staff were friendly and welcoming. First pic is the salmon goujons and the second vegitarian...More

Thank Rosienm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit on Sunday lunchtime as we had seen such good reviews. We sat outside and studied the menu on display. Decided on our 5 meals and went into the bar to order. Rather sullen young man behind the bar. The first thing...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and good friendly service. I had the traditional Welsh cawl, which was really tasty, and my (vegetarian) partner enjoyed the mushroom stroganoff. That was the only veggie option, though.

Thank 634Richardd634
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and myself arrived about 7 o'clock on Sunday 9th hoping for a Sunday roast, unfortunately it had been really busy all day so had to have a 10 oz welsh rib eye, absolutely delicious. Staff all very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend a...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Personnel is polite and courteous but the food is average. Nothing really special. It's ok if there are not better alternatives around.

1  Thank mat25081971
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our first visit we arrived at 8pm and there were no tables available. Our second attempt was successful. The food was very good. Their proper pies full, of meat and very tasty. Also quite filling. Don't have a starter if you have a normal...More

Thank 735cliveb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable weekend stay at Plas-Yn-Dre with my family. The staff went out of their way to keep our stay comfortable. Breakfast was fantastic, rooms were clean and practical. Parking was convenient. Very friendly and relaxed environment. Would definitely be staying there again!

Thank drsaa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic dog friendly pub with great food and wines. We had a wet week in Bala and this pub was a great find. The dog was made very welcome (have a look at the pubs facebook page to see Heston getting a pint!) They had...More

Thank steven p
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Questions & Answers
10 August 2015|
Response from Geoffrey U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a sign saying dogs welcome with well trained owners! I understand that the family owners have several dogs between them.
Robert J
21 July 2015|
Response from Geoffrey U | Reviewed this property |
Certainly. There are many tables outside, and they allow well-behaved dogs into the restaurant as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Bala LL23 7LU, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Bala
  • Phone Number: +44 1678 521256
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