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The Grapes Hotel, Maentwrog - pub details

Address: Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 4HN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28243) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Minffordd (3.6 miles), Penrhyndeudraeth (3.6 miles)

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The beer and service here were very good on my most recent visit but I once had the worst Welsh rarebit I can ever recall here. Usually, I'll eat just about anything but I couldn't face it. No discernable mustard or other spicing and the cheese was tasteless plastic. Just beneath the cheese was a layer of some lardy/mash like material that was truly horrible. To be fair, this was a year ago. I'm hoping the chef has changed.
Psi - 8 Sep 2011 09:53
We recently visited the Grapes to find it under new management - surprising as the previous team had breathed new life into the place...

Oh dear. The Grapes used to have a name for quality, locally sourced and home cooked food, but that is clearly no longer the case. Standard pub fare being sold at home cooked locally produced prices - rather poor for the money, with reports from friends of a rather rude response by the new manager to a complaint about said food.. A remark made bout the presentation of a meal being somewhat akin to that served by a fish and chip shop was met with .."perhaps you should go to the fish and chip shop then"..

So we did. Many times.
Mondo - 14 Jul 2010 12:19
Have been here several times, food has always been good, some of the atmosphere has come back to the place as well. Lovely scenery / views as well.
followedthrough - 22 Feb 2010 20:20
Really pleasant rural village pub in a listed building. The beers were from Evan Evans, including a special 'Trial' beer. It was very quiet during our visit on a Sunday evening, but still seemed to be a nice place to spend an hour or two.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Jan 2009 22:10
I agree with Macsuperstar as my wife and I frequent The Grapes often. Since the refubishment it has taken time to bed in and the character of the place is returning, although more subdued lighting would be a help in the lounge! A change in management in early 2008 has seen the place turn around entirely though, the food is great (not cheap)/not expensive) and the Evan Evans ales are most welcome with Best and Cwrw as staples, there are usually a couple of other seasonal ales to choose from (Golden Hop was great back in the summer) as well as your standard fare on tap. Service is fine too - consistently. The cash injection for the place was welcome and for guests the accomodation rooms are well appointed. Live music is also on the agenda whch has led to some great nights too!
Mondo - 27 Oct 2008 15:26

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