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“The Ugly House by the River Llugwy”

Ty Hyll - Ugly House
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 3 May 2018

On a recent wet Wednesday, Hubby and I were driving along the A5 from Betws to Capel Curig when we decided to take a closer look at this unique listed building which is now run by the Snowdonia Society (an environmental charity). We managed to park on the small free car park. Due to the weather, we only walked part way around the wet woodland . We went inside and were politely welcomed by the ladies running the cafe downstairs. A few customers were enjoying the warmth of an open fire. It was too early for us to have anything to eat so we read about the history of the cottage and saw a black & white picture of Mr. and Mrs. Riley who lived there from 1928 to 1966. We then went upstairs to the small exhibition room and learned about the life-cyle of honey bees. We might re-visit here during better weather and when we are hungry.

Thank Jilly2903
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Spent a few days in the area last week and passed The Ugly House several times. Decided to take a closer look and went in for a cuppa. The staff were brilliant, food superb. We had the Welsh rarebit which was very tasty. Got food envy from the table next to us who had the ugly house tea and cakes so decided to return the next day to partake in this. No regrets service, staff and food brilliant again, will definitely return here in the future.

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The food looked good, but without a word being spoken, we left. I will no longer pay for this kind of attitude in a restaurant.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

On our journey home from Anglesey we needed tea and cake. The signs telling us The Ugly House was coming up belied what a fabulous find we were about to make!
Inside this Hagrid looking house was the warm scent of scones and cakes, cheese and bread.
A very warm welcome, not rushed and very cheery. We opted for cake, cheese toasted and the best tea I’ve had for a very long time.
Faultless service,food and tea.

1  Thank isatkinson1
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

'Ugly' I would say, unique house, was a delightful tea room. We had passed this place the day before and made an effort to return. Thankfully we got one of only a few spaces in car park. On this sunny day I ordered the 'meat salad meal and what a plateful, 4 slices of baked ham, 3 slices of roast beef, 3 slices of roast turkey, a whole pile of salad along with chunky bread and butter. Had a lovely pot of tea with it. My son chose the soup which he devoured along with his chunks of bread.
All in all a sumptuous lunch. Yes a bit pricey, but great quality and helpful service made for a great visit.
Had a walk around the paths just beside house, with a little work this too could be a bonus for this venture. A exhibition above tea room, all about bees, was informative and well laid out.
Try this place, lovely location and food.

1  Thank Mark A
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