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“Consistent and second to none in the region” declares a fan of this wonderfully remote and gently idiosyncratic restaurant. Run in the style of a chill-out country inn with scrubbed-up rustic surroundings and a dressed-down outlook (no tablecloths, no obligatory wine pouring), Y Polyn “never fails to please”. Expect big portions, local ingredients and earthy presentation in Med-accented dishes ranging from pappardelle with venison ragù, or warm confit duck terrine with pickled mushrooms and spicy fruit sauce to roast rump of Welsh lamb with caponata and salsa verde or pan-roasted brill with baby spinach, red chard, Jerusalem artichokes, cockles and anchovy butter. After that, pear tarte Tatin or egg custard tart with raspberry ripple ice cream await – or you can delve into the assortment of prime Welsh cheeses to go with something from the extensive wine list. Value is also assured, with prices including a big dish of vegetables, water and superb home-baked sourdough bread. “It’s one of only a few times I’ve left a UK restaurant feeling glad to have spent the amount charged for the experience I had”, concludes a visitor from across the pond.