Harden's survey result
Though “quiet and quite slow” – well, it does sit in Britain’s smallest town – this relaxed restaurant-with-rooms of some renown still turns out “excellent cooking” that’s “worth supporting”; even a regular who felt it “lacks the creative inspiration of old” said “the food is still perfectly cooked”.
There’s a consensus that, while the new regime is “trying hard” the cooking at this famed riverside mid-Wales inn has become “less adventurous” since the exit of Alan & Mary Ann Gilchrist (“maybe they think that’s what the local market is looking for”); that said, their protégé Luke Roberts’ food is “still exceptionally well-cooked” and it “remains a great stalwart in these parts”.
It’s ‘all change’ at Alan & Mary Ann Gilchrist’s much-loved mid-Wales inn, recently taken over by Mary Ann’s protégé Luke (kitchen) and his partner Rosie (front of house). Service is “effective” and the menu “well executed”, but there’s a slight sense that the “overall charm might be suffering… however, early days; maybe they’ll blossom once they get the basics sorted”.
“Still a blessing in an otherwise trying area”; Alan Gilchrist always ensures “delightfully relaxed evenings” at this “determinedly consistent” mid-Wales inn, which has “a lovely riverside situation in a small town”. “Mary Ann’s expeditions into TV seem to have re-invigorated the menu” too.
|Wine per bottle||£16.95|
Irfon Cr, Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4SP
lunch 12.30 pm - 2 pm, dinner 6.30pm - 8.30 pm
Last orders: 8.30 pm