Wynnstay Hotel

Maengwyn Street , Machynlleth, SY20 8AE

1 reviews

28 Modern European Mid Wales

Wynnstay Hotel

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A town-centre coaching inn that has remained loyal to its pubby roots, the Wynnstay sets out its stall with a bar, real ales & a strong commitment to local produce. But the whole package comes with an Italian accent, so expect to find starters such as spiced Welsh beef tortellini with creamed tomato sauce, & potato gnocchi with venison sauce ahead of fillet of Aberdyfi mullet served with roasted vegetables & herb oil or grilled Gaerwen pork loin & confit belly with black pudding mash & treacle gravy. Llaeth-y-Llan yoghurt pannacotta with banana & parsnip compote makes an interesting finish. A separate pizzeria is at the rear of the hotel is kitted out with a proper wood-fired oven & the menu includes a few special adaptations inspired by local produce, alongside the ubiquitous margheritas & other staples.

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This is a great example of a small middle-ground business (owner Gareth Johns describes it as a ‘mid-market hotel, restaurant and pizzeria in a small Welsh market town’) really going the extra mile. Split up varietally, every wine has a helpful tasting note and a gauge of its weight or sweetness to help customers order.

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Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 9.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Glyn R. 28 November 2011

Called in the Wynnstay for a quick lunch on our way down to south Wales, sat in the informal bar area and chose from the extensive lunch menu (starters, light bites and full main courses) Very friendly and efficient waitress kicked us off with a basket of excellent breads to go with our bowl of rich seafood soup and wild mushroom risotto – both top notch. We then followed with duck breast with peppercorn sauce and Borth crab in a chilli & coconut sauce with sides of mixed veg and crispy chips, again very good with clean flavours. We also had a very good Aussie sauvignon blend chosen from an extensive wine list. Did not have time for puds – just a couple of coffees. Met the Chef/proprietor Gareth – what a knowledgeable man – very enthusiastic about local produce and using Welsh food with modern twists. Well worth a visit