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Dining in a unique atmosphere at Llwyndu
Wales has acquired an increasingly good reputation for the quality of its food and locally there is an abundance of great quality beef, lamb, pork and game while from the sea some good fish is brought in. Other fish is provided by a local fishmonger.

The dining room is in the old hall of this 1581 building and the atmosphere is old world with a heavily oak beamed ceiling, stone walls, some with lime plaster, oak screen and inglenooks. Lit in the evening by an array of lamps and candles it is a romantic and intimate ambience for dining in a unique setting. We try and create as informal and relaxed an atmosphere as possible. Ideal for small family gatherings and parties

Llwyndu Farmhouse, and Peter Thompson, who leads the busy kitchen, are extremely proud of our 2014 DINNER AWARD. Recently given to us by the AA. it marks another year of continued achievement and and the pie symbol‘ recognises a very special high qulity dinner with the emaphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients. A Highly Recommended for our Cheeseboard of Welsh Artisan Cheeses in the British National Cheese Awards 2012 and 2013.

We prepare a number of dishes each day for each course and our menu changes on a daily basis. There is a choice of around 4 dishes on each of three courses There is always a vegetarian choice throughout the menu.This also changes daily. You can enjoy a Welsh artisan cheeseboard for which we have received a Highly Recommended in the British Cheesw Awards in the last two years.

Local produce we use regularly, when in season, and include from our local butcher Paul Wellings, Welsh Black beef, Meirionnydd mountain and Salt Marsh lamb from Abersoch, free range pork, game, dry cured smoked bacon and his Gold Award winning pork & leek sausages. Smoked salmon comes from the Rhydlewis Smokery in Pembrokeshire. We buy pigeon breasts from Shropshire. Fish, which includes local bass, mackerel & crab, hake, salmon, monkfish, mussels and others comes from two local fishmongers. We have recently found a grower of superb exotic mushrooms. Cynan Jone, who appeared on the Hairy Bikers tour of Britain recently. We buy many of our vegetables locally from local markets or suppliers. As well as making our own ice creams we also use Mary's Farmhouse Ice Creams from Crymych in Pembrokeshire. Most of our cheese is supplied by a supplier from Pembrokshire, Richard of Caws Cymru which means literally Cheese Wales (he also delivers the smoked salmon and the Herefordshire cider we sell) . Samplemenus

We aim to cater for any special diets you may have - just let us know at the time of booking and we will arrange the menu for your requirements. We cater for children and they can either have half portions off the menu or something more to their liking and lighter, which we can discuss with parents. For the younger child we also do a 6pm light tea. This suits parents very well where one parent can do 'tea' while the other has a bit of personal time to themselves - but that is just a suggestion based on the observation of many years!

Pre-dinner drinks are served from around 7 pm and dinner around 7.45pm.

Talking of drinks, we have a good selection of wines from around the globe - about 50 in all - including dessert wines and all of moderate price. Our wine has been exclusively supplied by Tanners of Shrewsbury for many years now.

Wine List

We have a good bar providing a range of apparetifs, beers and ciders. Real ales & ciders in bottles

Many people are now concerned about where their food comes from, the taste of it and if it is safe to eat and how far it has to travel. There is an ongoing debate about GM crops, the depletion of resources such as fish and water and we have had the fiasco about the use of horsemeat in the production of cheap processed meat products. We share those concerns and only use meat from our butcher who is 4 miles away and a couple of fishmongers and grocer who lives just a little further. We prepare everything on the premises from scratch.
Slow Food International

For some years we have been members of the Slow Food UK movement. Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages the farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 132 countries. Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products. If you are interested click the little snail!

In practice, a great factor in Slow Food is the encouragement to enjoy good food, in company, made from local ingredients and products and to just enjoy food that hasn't been mass produced.Our aim is that this is carried through to the table at Llwyndu. Please enoy!

Please note that at the moment we do not provide dinner on Sunday evenings but we are happy to suggest places to eat as an alternative.
During the quieter months of the year we may serve dinner on certain nights only, unless booked in advance.
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Peter & Paula Thompson
Llwyndu Farmhouse
Gwynedd LL42 1RR
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