Plas Bodegroes (Pwllheli)

When food tastes this food it deserves these kinds of surroundings. Great taste in interior design, an arty sensibility that’s the epitome of rustic chic. You’ll see and taste the Llyn Peninsula – much produce is sourced from local farmers and fishermen.

The test of time is a tough one. 30 years of consistently running one of the very best Restaurants with Rooms in the country is a track record that many aspire to but most fall way short of. Chris and Gunna Chown are past masters at it, and have been part of the Rarebits family for as long as they have been open. It is a testament to their success that foodie devotees are happy to make the long, but beautiful, journey to this enchanting corner of the Llyn Peninsula to eat in what might be best described as a secluded gastro destination.

Chris’ stellar kitchen CV forms the backbone of his assured cooking, the focus is about concentrating on the fundamentals of good food – clear and honest, intense flavours, clever yet classic combinations, the highest quality ingredients, genuine local provenance, and inventive twists that are well-informed, not trendy. And you taste it in the most soothing of surroundings. Gunna oversees a restaurant that’s as confident as Chris’s cooking (as is the unfussy, seamless service).

It’s a Grade II* listed Georgian manor house tucked away in five acres of peaceful grounds. The colour palette is soft and disarmingly simple, and the walls are lit up by contemporary art. The wisteria clad veranda is made for losing a few hours with a book and a glass. The ten bedrooms are a mix of comfortable country chic doubles and suites, all with views over the gardens, some have indulgent separate walk-in showers. The little homely luxury touches include fresh milk for your morning cuppa, and Chris’s to die for home-made biscuits. All rooms have a flat screen tv with freeview channels, radio alarm with iPod dock, and handy usb sockets.

Even though the breath-taking Snowdonia National park is on the doorstep, Plas Bodegroes draws you to it, it’s a place you just want to be in and as you leave you know it won’t be long before your return.

Single 100
Double/Suite 120-160
Short Break 190-230
Rooms 10 Style Character

Chris and Gunna Chown
Plas Bodegroes
LL53 5TH
0800 103 2660 (Reservations)
0808 198 7975 (General Enquiries)