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    The Bull Hotel: Possibly The Most Haunted Hotel in Wales

    by lomi Written Jan 31, 2014

    Go to the Bull Hotel in Abergele. It was formerly a place of worship in the mid 1800’s for the Mormons. Many ghosts roam the rooms and bar. Even so, when you are spook satisfied the staff are friendly, the accommodation cosy and you will enjoy a roaring open log fire in the bar when the days and nights are chilly.

    The Bull Hotel restaurant has daily specials and the hotel has 5 haunted rooms each with washbasi, TV, and tea & coffee facilities.

    Room 8 is reported to be the room with most paranormal activity.

    Favorite Dish: Definitely the spirit soup, followed by the devilish duck. I also have been to the Sunday, spooky lunches.

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    On the Welsh Menu: Katt Pie and other Welsh Tidbits

    by lomi Updated Jan 31, 2014

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    The Welsh Menu

    Bara brith – a rich fruit cake, very popular all over Wales
    Bakescones - small flat scones cooked on a hotplate
    Cawl – a hearty soup, sometimes served with dumplings
    Cawl cennin – leek soup, made with white parts of leeks, milk & potatoes
    Cawl wystrys – oyster soup, made with oysters, meat stock & mace
    Crempagau - pancakes made with buttermilk
    Crymbal Mwyar Suon Blackberry crumble
    Katt Pie – suet pudding, made with lamb - here is the recipie click this link http://thebigfatcookbook.com/meat/PembrokeshireKattPie.html
    Lava Bread or Lava Cakes – Made with seaweed, oatmeal and lard, often eaten with a cooked breakfast in South Wales
    Pannad - (cup of) tea
    Pwdin *** - Welsh carrot pudding
    Pwdin Nadolig - Welsh Christmas pudding
    Tatws Popty - Peeled potatoes & sliced onion, with a little water added, cooked in the oven with meat on top
    Tatws Pum Mund a traditional stew, made with potatoes, vegetables and bacon. Cooked on top of the stove.
    Teisen Cocos – Cockle cakes - made into a thick batter and fried
    Welsh Rabbit or Welsh Rarebit – a mixture of cheese, milk, Worcester sauce, egg yolk, & seasoning, heated in the pan and eaten on toast with a tomato on the side

    Favorite Dish: I grew up with many of these dishes. Which ones would you like to try?

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    The Clink, Cardiff Prison: Possibly the oddest restaurant in Wales

    by lomi Written Jan 23, 2014

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    Ranked 5th out of 821 restaurants in Wales, this deserved a visit.

    Due to its status as a Category B prison, all visitors including customers, are asked to hand in mobile phones and any potential weapons or sharp objects before entering.

    It employs 24 chefs and waiters in their 96 cover dining room, offering prisoners the chance to learn skills and qualifications required to work in the top end of the catering industry. Each table and chair was also made by offenders, and most of the food is sourced from a farm at Her Majestys Prison in Prescoed.

    It also offers sustainably caught Welsh seafood, Welsh cheeses and local bread from a Welsh baker.

    Favorite Dish: My friend and I, after being fleeced of mobile phones and sharp objects, both ordered the same:

    The lamb was particularly wonderful, pink and succulent! We also devoured a trio of pears each: which in effect was a pear ice cream, pear crumble and poached pear.

    The bill came to - £36 for 2 mains, 2 desserts and drinks

    We left a tip, but I believe the staff are paid 14 GBP a week each, and all the tips are given to charity!

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    T Bones: Possibly The Worst Restaurant in Wales

    by lomi Written Jan 22, 2014

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    This is a steak house.The t bone is the specialty, but there might not be any. The fish might also run out. And the food doesnt taste that great either. The ribs were tender though and the staff are friendly.

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    CASTLE FISH AND CHIPS: GREAT PLACE TO EAT OUTDOORS

    by gwendar Written Oct 13, 2012

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    AS THIS IS A FISH AND CHIP SHOP,THE THING IS TO BUY FISH AND CHIPS,WHICH I DID
    AND VERY GOOD THEY WERE TOO.
    THE WALK ALONG THE SEA FRONT WAS JUST MAGIC,BRINGING BACK MANY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES.

    Favorite Dish: NO PRIZES THERE GOOD QUALITY FRESH FISH AND PROPER FRESHLY MADE CHIPS.

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    Dolgoch Hotel: Possibly the best carrot cake in Gwynedd.

    by muguruki Written Sep 2, 2011

    After a walk around the falls in the constant Snowdonian drizzle a steaming hot cup of coffee and a delicious slice of Carrot cake was exactly what was needed.

    As well as a place to refuel after a walk the Hotel does have reasonably priced rooms.

    Favorite Dish: Carrot cake

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    Passage to India: Contemporary Indian in Wales

    by DeltaShot Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We felt vey comfortable here. The service was prompt and efficient (something to be grateful for in Britain) and the food was reasonable overall, some very good.

    Favorite Dish: Poppadums with a trio of toppings including onion, tomato and cucumber and one very sour one - very nice. Pakoras and samosas - very good. King Prawn Bhuna - tomato, sweet, mild. Lamb Gurka - chickpeas, tomato, tasty but not very spicy.
    The Bombay Lager was not very strongly flavoured, but was ok with the food. I'd probably choose a different beer next time.

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    Medieval Banquet at Ruthin Castle: Going back in time

    by grets Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The whole evening was very well organised, from the jester rounding you up from the hotel bar, to the wenches greeting you at the door with brad and salt to ward off evil spirits, to the lady of the court with her welcoming speach, the lord giving a running commentary throughout and the serving wenches entertaining you after dinner with their beautiful Welsh voices.

    A perfect evening from start to finish.

    Favorite Dish: Long benches are alid out for tables and you are dressed with a bib as soon as you arrive. There is no cutlery or napkins, but a water bowk is provided for cleaning your hands and a dagger for cutting your meat. Wine is served in pewter goblets and mead in small ceramic cups. Included in the price is as much wine and mead you can drink. The staff are dressed in traditional costume and are very attentive in filling up your glasses.

    The food is as follows: Thick vegetable soup with chunks of bread for dipping, roast shanks of lamb in Welsh spices, half
    a chicken with honey and oranges, jacket potato and salads. All eaten with your hands.

    Much merriment takes place, and everyone chats to everyone else and has a lot of fun. Lots of oooooing and ahhhhhhing takes place with the speeches and birthday greetings are read out. Dessert is a syllabub of fruits of the forest (you get a spoon for that).

    After dinner there is lovely Welsh singing, with a harpist and a traditonal keybord accompanying the singers. They were world class, as you would expect from the Welsh!

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    The Skirrid Mountain Inn: Oldest and Most Haunted!

    by Balam Updated Mar 22, 2011

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    The Skirrid Mountain Inn is situated in Llanvihangel Crucorney which is a small village just off the A465 about 5 miles north of Abergavenny on the Way to Llanthony Priory and is said to be The Oldest Pub in Wales and is a rival for the title of the Oldest Inn in Great Britain with a history dating back to the Norman conquest.
    The Pubs Stone structure, some of the windows and a doorway are original and the pub claims to have some of the finest oak beams in the country which have been reclaimed from ship's timbers. It has fireplaces (with real fires), two bars,a pool table three visitor's bedrooms (two with four poster beds)

    The Inn's main room was used as a court for many years and over 180 people have been hanged from the beam over the staircase where the many ropes have made their mark burrowing into the wood (The first was a John Crowther in 1100 for Sheep stealing and the last was under the orders of Oliver Cromwell also funnily enough for Sheep stealing) .

    In the forecourt of the pub there is a large stone step to aid people to mount their horses or to step into their carridges which has been used by many of Englands important people as well as some of it's Kings. In the forecourt of the Inn Owen Glendower rallied his troops before probably using the mounting stone to get on his horse before marching on Pontrilas

    Of course with anywhere that has a history as this fantastic pub does it is said to be haunted and has appeared on The Television Program Most Haunted with Yvette Fielding & Derek Acorah (Series 2)

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    OPENING HOURS

    Mon 17.30 - 23.00 (Food served 6.30 - 9.00)
    Tue - Fri 11.30 to 2.30 (Food served 12.00 - 2.00) - 17.30 - 23.00 (Food served 6.30 - 9.00)

    Sat 11.00 to 23.00 (Food served 12.00 - 2.00 & 6.30 - 9.00)

    Sun 12.00 to 17.00 (Food served 12.00 - 2.00)

    Booking Strongly Advised

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    The Black Boy Inn: A Great Old Inn (but Dissapointing Service)

    by Balam Written Mar 21, 2011

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    Ever since my first visit to the Black Boy Inn in Easter 2009 i have wanted to call in again and try some of their great looking food so for my 40th Birthday while on a trip around various places in North Wales I had decided that I would like to spend my Actual birthday in Caernarfonon (Sunday April 11th 2010). and so Chose the Black Boy Inn for Dinner.

    The Black Boy Inn was built around 1522 and is said to be one of the oldest inns in North Wales It was originally 2 Inns the 'King's Arms' and the 'Fleur de Lys' and only when one landlord bought the other out was The Black Boy Inn created becoming very much the same as it is today.
    We had called in earlier in the day just for a drink and to have a look at the menu.

    By the time we arrived to eat at 1945 We went to the restaurant side were there was a few spare tables and asked for a table for two, Although there was one free the waitress asked if we would like to go and get some drinks while she got the table ready. We went to the bar area and got some drinks staying there for about 10 minutes until The waitress came and told us our table was ready. We went in and sat at one of the same tables that were free earlier and although maybe knife and forks were put on I don't really see why we had to wait 10 minutes to sit down.
    The restaurant area was busy but there was still a couple of free tables still although there was only really one waitress taking orders and bringing food out, another girl and a lad made the odd appearance from the kitchen to bring food out.
    I had already made up my mind to have the Mixed Grill and after another 10 minute wait the waitress took our order coming back shortly after to inform me that there were no mixed grills left. I had another look at the menu and asked for Game pie which came with Mashed Potato and Veg but asked for Chips instead of Mash. I was informed that they will not change the menu, something which i found to be quite strange and not very customer friendly. The only reason i could come up with for it was that the computer till ordering system would not give her that option. Something other more customer friendly places get over by making a quick trip into the Kitchen and informing the chef that Table 5 or 6 Would like something different
    In the end I opted for Sirloin Steak Which came with Chips, Tomato and a Mushroom. I was 3rd choice lucky and 45 minutes after we had walked in our food arrived.

    The Steak was cooked perfectly and was delicious which made up for the chips (Which came in a separate bowl) That had been cooked for a little too long on a temperature that was a little too low becoming overdone looking but a bit too soft.
    After our main course we looked at the sweet menu and I opted for profiteroles, while we were waiting the girl who came out of the kitchen occasionally went to the till and then put our bill on the table. We gave it her back and asked if we could actually have the bill when we had finished our meal as we were still waiting for our sweet. She asked how long we had been waiting and my answer of 7 minutes and 45 seconds which not a long time certainly seemed to get her moving, she apologised taking the bill away and going to the kitchen from which shortly after our desserts were brought with an apology from the Chef.

    The food is nice here and it is a really nice old building that is well worth a visit however I was quite disappointed overall and on future visits to Caernarfon if I call in The Black Boy Inn it will sadly probably be only for a drink.

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    The Prince Of Wales: A pub with real history!

    by Balam Updated Sep 28, 2010

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    This fantastic pub serves great food, It is an old pub and dates from around the 15th century. Previously called Ty Newydd (New House) Tavern, yet renamed in its present form during the late 18th century in honour of George, Prince of Wales, who was crowned George IV in 1820. It has been rebuilt over the years with the original Inn facing east and overlooking the old highway - Y Lane Fach (The Little Lane) around the year 1602. Sometimes also called 'The Corporation' the Inn was rebuilt in 1808 with its first floor room remaining of significant historical importance within the Borough.
    It has been used as the Town Hall when the sand encroached and covered the old village.
    Oak beams and a real open fire really make this pub feel great and the food was just fantastic. I had North Sea Cod with chips and mushy peas and it was MASSIVE, I was absolutely stuffed. The fish was just right and delicious. I would love to go here again.

    The pub has a lot of information about shipwrecks in the local area and a lot about local history. At the side of the car park there is a monument to all that have been lost at sea off the South Wales Coast.
    It is truly a must visit pub in Wales

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    The Baskerville Arms: Dig In and Dine Down

    by kelsi_GTC.91 Written Dec 8, 2009

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    The atmosphere is great and the service is cheerful! You'll be surrounded by a mix of locals and non-locals. But you can escape for a cozy table for two by a fireplace. It has everything you could want and is out of the way so isn't crammed with people. The food is so good and the restaurant offers different theme nights as well if you don't fancy what's on the menu. Such as pizza night or fish and chips night. It is also a hotel so you can also crash when you're done feasting to your tummy's content!

    Favorite Dish: The Burgers are perfection!

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    Pulcinella, more commonly called "The Italian": The best restaurant in Bangor

    by louiseanyon Updated Jan 23, 2009

    A small building on the Pier Front situated to the side of the Pier Car Park. It is one of the very few proper restaurants in Bangor and in my opinion the best.
    The restuarant itself is on the small side but does good business and I believe is soon to be undergoing refurbishment and possibly enlargement of the premises to meet with customer demand.
    It is owned by an Italian man, who with enthusiastic hand gestures, makes it very fun to choose your meal from the menu. A good selection is available varying from pizzas and pastas to meat dishes i.e. steak which are more expensive.
    Dishes vary from approx £7-8 for a pasta/pizza dish to £16 for one of the meat dishes.
    The premises is licensed to sell alcohol and prices are very fair.
    Considering that this restuarant is the place to go for students on a date, with their parents or for a special birthday meal with friends the prices are quite good, and will most definitely not break the bank.
    All dishes are cooked to order and come out very hot! You may have to wait a while for your dish, especially in peak times, but it is definitely worth the wait and the portion sizes are rather large. You definitely get your money's worth.
    The restaurant is also located not far from the Tap and Spile pub which has won a number of awards for its availability of local ale and is very nice pub to sit and drink in.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish, and I do LOVE Italian food is the Spaghetti Carbonara. Rich and creamy with the bacon as well. One of my favourite dishes in general and cooked very well.

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    Brecon Mountain Railway Cafe: Railway food was really fine

    by amandajayne81 Written Nov 8, 2008

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    We did the Brecon Mountain Railway trip and were starving by the end so thought we may as well eat at the cafe at the station. We were so surprised the range was pretty good and the setting and atmosphere made you think you were in an old fashioned railway restaurant. It was licensed and everything.

    Don't confuse this with the snack bar at the other end of the trip. It was basically just icecreams etc.

    Favorite Dish: We had tea, tea cake and welsh cakes for under 8 pounds for the two of us.

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    The Old Pandy Inn: Food is fabulous in Pandy

    by amandajayne81 Written Nov 8, 2008

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    This cute pub was up the road from our Bed and Breakfast by about a mile. It is also within a 2 min walk of a caravan park. The setting was quaint and the food was fabulous. Just standard Welsh Pub stuff but really tasty and came out in a timely manner. We ate here twice.

    Favorite Dish: We enjoyed the Garlic Mushrooms and Chicken Parmesan Parcels. Both were off the starters menu but were more than enough. Cost us under 15 pounds and that included soft drinks.

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