The Penhelig Arms, originally a collection of fisherman's cottages, now a jewel of Welsh hospitality, overlooks the stunning vista which was at one time the ship building harbour.
Ships have been moored at Aberdyfi since 1109, although the buildings didn't follow until 1569 during the reign of Elizabeth I. Aberdyfi is a small seaside village on the north side of the Dyfi estuary in southern Snowdonia. It is where the river Dyfi meets the green-blue waters of Cardigan Bay. Aberdyfi is one of those simple, little coastal resorts that hits the right spot. All the ingredients are here – a golden beach, crabbing and fishing from the quayside, yachts in the bay and stunning views across the estuary.
The pub takes full advantage of its waterfront location when designing their menus. Their philosophy is that the quality of the food should be something special, prepared with passion and pride, served with a relaxed and friendly informality. They’re proud that this philosophy has led them to being awarded a Rosette by the AA for great locally sourced freshly prepared food. The pub is open throughout the year for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Overlooking Aberdyfi’s Elizabethan ship building yard, nearly all the bedrooms have fabulous sea views of the Dyfi estuary. The main house, originally a terrace of fisherman cottages, offers a variety of rooms with distinctive character. They know no trip to the coast would be complete without your furry friend, and so they are more than happy for your dog to stay with you.