Carefully refurbished pub with tasty food and local beers, and efficient young staff; nicely refurbished guesthouse bedrooms.

The good pub guide review

This pleasant inn (Glan yr Afon in Welsh) sits on the River Pennal just outside Machynlleth and just inside the southern boundary of Snowdonia National Park, so there are plenty of fine surrounding walks. Pleasing food is at the top of the agenda here, but there's a thoughtful range of drinks too, including real ales on handpump from Purple Moose, Salopian and Wye Valley, farm cider, a dozen wines by the glass and a huge array of malt whiskies and gins, served from a stone-fronted counter lined by high stools. The neatly furnished rooms have green and white walls, slate tiles on the floor, a woodburning stove, modern light wood dining furniture and some funky fabrics. There are seats and tables in the garden. Disabled access to restaurant (no disabled loos). They also run a charming Georgian guesthouse just down the road, with five comfortable bedrooms.

The good pub guide food review

Enjoyable food includes lunchtime baguettes and sharing platters, Welsh rarebit, rollmop herring salad niçoise, spiced Mediterranean fish stew with chorizo, teriyaki salmon with noodle salad, 10oz Welsh sirloin steak with chips and peppercorn sauce, sea bass fillet with king prawns, samphire, sautéed potatoes and garlic and herb butter, and puddings such as crème brûlée and apple and blackberry crumble.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Riverside, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9DW

(01654) 791285

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 3-11 Weds-Fri

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-10