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A quirky traditional family run coaching inn offering Quality en-suite B&B accommodation, excellent food: breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, large plant based meal selection, Beer garden, real fire, over 70 welsh gins. Showcasing high welfare Welsh produce.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly
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Reviewed 16 November 2021

I went for a meal and had the BBQ pork ribs and chocolate brownie for dessert. The pork was nicely cooked, but the BBQ sauce needed more flavour. Plenty of food on the plate though. The Brownie was nice and gooey, very nice chocolate with...ice-cream. It was slightly on the small side, but with the large main I didn't have room for anything more :-) They have a huge stone chimney fireplace but an awful looking electric fire which really looks out of place. Otherwise it's a nice looking pub. Service was very quick and the staff friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2021

This is the 3rd visit to The Fleece in the past year or so, it's well worth the trip to sample the food and the area. This time we were staying in Porthmadog and wanted to have a good meal, so the Fleece was the...place to go. You always get a friendly welcome and although the majority of the staff are young, they all had a smile on thier faces and worked hard in meeting the customers needs. I had the Chicken Goujons, the wife had the Prawn Cocktail, following by the Chicken in a cheese sauce and I had a medium Steak with Peppercorn sauce, both cooked to perfection. We both shared the Lemon Meringue for dessert, we were both full. The ting that my wife and I like is the high standard of food and the amount, it's more than enough and would recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 31 August 2021

Four us went to eat tonight and really impressed with the interior of the restaurant and the staff where all very helpful and polite.unfortunately the menu pricing is a little off the mark. The pate isn’t home made but the price of it would make...you think it was the same with the Stilton burger which had very little Stilton on it was just a mass produced burger, for the price I feel should have been all freshly made.Two others in the party had prawn cocktail one had steak and the other had the fish and chips and both enjoyed it. I won’t be returning which is quite sad because there aren’t a lot of places to eat around Porthmadog area. Sorry just to expensive for what we had.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

We visited the pub twice during our stay in Porthmadog. Visit 1 - I booked months ahead knowing that August would be busy so we were disappointed to be offered a table in, what I would class as, the poorest area of the dining areas...- the room at the front of the pub. We were a party of 3 and the table was for 6. It wasn't cleaned and ready - even in these covid times - the chairs were all over the place and it was made up of two tables which were uneven and weren't lined up together - even though we only needed one of the tables for the 3 of us. There appeared to be table reservations notes on tables but our name was not on the table we were offered. I looked around the pub and found a table with no note on it and asked if we could move to that table. The staff explained that the table system was in disarray and to ignore the notes on the tables. They agreed that we could move tables. The food was great - very generous portions, hot and good service. Visit 2 - we called in to try to sit in the beer garden at 9.30pm and were told that it was closed. The pub was virtually empty and the staff seemed happy to turn away our business as they did not offer that we could sit in the pub which was quite empty. Overall the staff were not very welcoming, all requests seemed like an inconvenience to them and I got the feeling that they were not bothered about custom - surprising given the lean times they must have had during covid. They seemed like they were working to an early closing/tidy up/emptying the pub time.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

We had an early evening meal at 5pm, we had booked a head and the restaurant was empty when we arrived. So we were slightly disappointed to be sat right by the men’s toilet! We arrived early and were advised we can order but the...kitchen doesn’t start till 5pm so we had drinks. Staff were very welcoming, aside from what appeared to be a more experienced member of the team who wasn't very friendly. The food was lovely, my girls both ate everything, my steak was really good and we all loved the chips!! My husband was under whelmed with the steak and ale pie as he felt it had come out of the freezer instead of being home made. Like everywhere now you definitely need to book a table otherwise you will be in need of the chippy when you can’t get in! We also ate at the Union Inn over the road in Tremadog and personally would prefer to return there.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

The reviews are mixed but can only comment on my experience lovely bar and restaurant had to order up the bar but staff were pleasant starters and mains were really nice and plentiful couldn’t fit and desert in but would definitely recommend

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Reviewed 8 July 2021

Nice little place but it's overpriced for what it is. Paying £16.50 for a burger I would have expected something exceptional. Don't get me wrong, it was nice enough but nothing exceptional about it. In addition, burger sauce was served in MCDs type of paper...tub! My partner had a steak and it came with chips, onion rings and salad. No usual mushrooms, tomatoes etc. There are no portion sizes on the menu for pizzas nor steak. The waitress was not able to tell what size steak to expect. Pretty basic and boring menu. For the prices that beers are being charged at I would have liked to see more choice of local craft beers and ciders. It was a nice enough meal in a nice place but would not visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

The food is really lovely, only issues I had where I would of liked my calzone cut for me as it was really difficult to do myself. Also my cheesecake didn't have the base and needed just something to balance the sweetness (I had the...gin cheesecake). My husband cheesecake was amazing. However service really needs to be improved, not very friendly or attentive. We where given starters but had to ask for cutlery, then we had to ask for cutlery with every meal. They didn't ask if our meal was okay till we where finished, and the wait for puddings was a little slow (20 mins). They didn't seem to know the menu, as when our meals arrived they said it was something different, and they brought wine we didn't order to the table. Would come here again for the food and hope that service is improved.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

Waited to be seated poor customer service ,Menu needs more choice will stick with the square Resturant .

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

We have just had a lovely meal here today. Both had burgers they were delicious and big portions too Service was excellent, Dog friendly too, they brought out a bowl of water for our dog Will definitely be coming again lovely pub

Date of visit: June 2021
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bigtonyr
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Response from goldenfleece1980 | Property representative |
Many thanks for your enquiry, we allow dogs in two of our indoor areas plus the beer garden. I would advise you to book a table if you are planning on eating with us as we do get quite busy with families dining with their... More
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4