Knickerbockers: Great ice cream selection
After lunch at Davy Jones Locker and a glorious sunshine basking Barmouth, we opted to take a quick stop at Knickerbockers Ice Cream Parlour.
Knickerbockers has a great selection of ice cream flavours and options. The over 40 flavours of Welsh ice cream are made in Conwy from Welsh whole milk and double cream. They offer a full range of sundaes including Knickerbocker glory, hot chocolate fudge sundae, banana split, Knickerbocker mess, as well as an option to create your own Sundae too.
Drink options include milkshakes, frappes and smoothies.
Favorite Dish: I chose a single scoop cone with caffe mocha, a chocolate and coffee flavoured ice cream which was pleasant, although my preference is for a pure coffee flavour which has plenty of strength.
Tubs or cones cost £1.90 for a single scoop, £2.80 for a two-scoop or £3.65 for a three-scoop (prices correct at August 2012).
Davy Jones Locker: Great Views
A sunny afternoon in Barmouth and lunch called. With outdoor seating and views of the Mawddach estuary, Davy Jones Locker was an ideal location for us to leisurely make our minds up from the wide range of choices available on the menu (specials boards are located inside).
Davy Jones Locker is located on the ground floor level of Ty Gwyn, Barmouth's oldest building.
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Brie and warm mushroom with cranberry sandwich (which is served with a small side salad and crisps).
I would have liked a few fewer mushrooms as they, alongside the cranberries, were the dominate flavour of the sandwich whilst the Brie disappeared into the background. You can choose from white or wholemeal bread for your sandwich.
Davy Jones Locker: A table with a view
This great little eating place is located in one half of the Medieval house known as Ty Gwyn - the other half is occupied by the wonderful shipwreck museum. It is situated alongside the Mawddach estuary offering great scenic views from the outside seating. We called here for a bite to eat during a visit to Barmouth Harbour area whilst on the Dolgellau VT camping meet 2012. Luckily for us, during our time in Barmouth the sun shone brightly (we had had enough of rain by this time)! and we were able to take advantage and sit outside to enjoy the views. The menu consisted of snacks such as sandwiches, jacket potatoes, Panini's etc and there was a specials board offering beef casserole and another option I cannot remember what! I opted for the Beef casserole which came with chips and peas. It was delicious and really filling. The eating area inside did not seem very big but was nice and cosy and was adorned with maritime memorobilia. The only downside to this restaurant became apparent when I went in search of the toilets and was told to use the public conveniences accross the road. Hmmmm....
- Food and Dining
- Sailing and Boating
Davy Jones Locker: Seafront Restaurant with historical character
We passed by this restaurant on our way to the Shipwreck Museum, and made a mental note to return here for lunch (we had other options too)
The Davy Jones Locker is the ground floor of the Ty Gwyn Tower House -its upper floor is the housing of The Brass Bell Shipwreck MuseumIt is the oldest building in Barmouth
We chose a seat outside -as the weather was good.
Choose from the vast menu, memorise your table number, then place your order inside, where You'll be given a pebble with your order number on.
After placing my order, I had chance to take a peak at the inside seating area, which was decorated with nautical stuff. There's a fire here too, which I guess is welcome through most of the year!
Our order arrived promptly, and we all got what we'd ordered.
Sachets of sauces etc on the table and inside.
Surprised that they don't appear to have a website!
Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Chicken with zesty lemon mayonnaise sandwich, which was served with a salad and crisps. This was washed down with a pot of Earl Grey tea.
We declined dessert, and headed to the neighboring Ice cream parlour!
- Food and Dining
- Budget Travel
- Historical Travel
Tal Y Don Hotel - in English = Crest of A Wave: Seaside Hotel/pub/restaurant
The rain was starting to come down, what to do?.....head for the nearest hostelry of course...This was the Tal Y Don Hotel. A typical seaside town pub/hotel, offering a selection of drinks/food and accommodation too.
We found a table, and enjoyed a spot of imbibing and people watching - there were some characters in here for sure. The notices on display made for interesting reading too!
Pic 4 shows the Dress Code, where customers are requested to wear a shirt or top at all times! Pic 5 warns against spiked drinks - anyone found spiking drinks (adding harmful substances to other customers drinks) will be barred for life from all pubs in the Barmouth pubwatch scheme. With warnings to 'Think Safe Drink Safe' -ie don't leave drink unattended, don't accept drinks from strangers, ask friends to watch your glass if you have to leave it (going to the loo/ going out for a cigarette)
There was also a sign warning that anyone found possessing, using or distributing any type of drug would be barred and reported to the police.(pic 2)
Not having the chance to visit other pubs in Barmouth, I'm not sure if this is typical. Having said this, this place was popular with families, there is a childrens play area outside, enclosed in the beer garden which is covered by CCTV. There is patio heating. Wheelchair access. Children were allowed in the bar during the afternoon.
The bar staff were quite friendly. There was quite a good selection of beers - some cask conditioned, which we tried.
We didn't try the food here, MENU so can't comment on the quality or quantity. Reasonable priced typical pub grub, with some pleasant sounding surprises. Advertise Home Cooking, with local seasonal ingredients.
'Traditional decor' Dark wood central bar, with open room. Dark wood furniture, framed prints of old country scenes etc. on the walls. TV with sports coverage (it was Saturday afternoon).
- Beer Tasting
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel