This 18th century hotel is delightfully situated overlooking the River Dovey Estuary, opposite the old harbour. It has something everyone - a hotel (with comfortable rooms), a restaurant and beamed Fisherman's Bar (offering an expansive, but lighter menu, and very popular as a pub with locals).
The restaurant, with its crisp white napery, offers a brasserie-style menu, which is very strong on local fish. Expect to see the likes of 'Sardines grilled with Rosemary and Lemon'; Creamy Cockles with Laverbread & Carmarthen Bacon on Toast' and 'Antipasto with Olives and Parmesan Shavings' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Seared Scallops and Crevettes with Chili, Lime and Coriander'; 'Creamy Butter Bean, Leek, Mushroom & Garlic Gratin'; 'Roast Duck with Port & Brambleberry Sauce with Roast Potatoes & Green Beans' and 'Roast Rack of Lamb with Roast Peppers and Salsa Verde'.
Desserts might include 'Raspberry Frangipane Tart'; 'Lemon Posset with Shortbread' and 'White Chocolate Cheesecake' and there are good local farmhouse cheeses.
No mobile phones.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: all week, 12.00-14.30; mains about £9-£16; a bar menu is also available
- Dinner: all week, 18.30-21.30; mains about £9-£16
- Seats: 36, plus 30 outside
- Wine: An interesting wine list has modest mark-ups, offers good value and about 20 by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Penhelig Rail
- Directions: See the map at the top of the page - or from Machynlleth take the A439 (coastal road) for 14km
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating
- Rooms available