The Best Restaurants Near Rivercatcher North Wales

Your Guide to Food and Drink in North Wales


A heart-warming stay at Rivercatcher in any season is spectacular (We’re not biased, we’re just that good).

But staying with us during the autumn is especially memorable. Our entire grounds become the epitome of cosiness and warmth, a three course meal of crisp leaves, gorgeous views and log burning cabins. And what better accompaniment to this is there than an actual three course meal at one of the many incredible eateries within the surrounding area? Even if you only fancy one course, a quick snack or an award-winning ale, before dashing back to slip on your complimentary robe and lounge by the hot-tubs for the remainder of the evening.


Here’s what’s on offer around Rivercatcher:


Close to Llandrillo


The Berwyn Restaurant VISIT THE SITE

The Berwyn Restaurant is a traditional restaurant only a short five minute drive away, serving local British and Welsh cuisine, including both meat and vegetarian dinners and a selection of homemade desserts.

It has accumulated consistent five stars reviews on Trip Advisor, for it’s remarkable food, service, value for money and atmosphere – many of these reviews shared by our very own guests here.


Opening Hours: Thursday to Saturday 6-10pm & Sunday 12-6pm Booking essential
Trip Advisor Price Range: £15 – £28
Trip Advisor Classification: British, Welsh
Perfect for: An evening meal with your friends and family and whoever else you can cram into the car (the rest can enjoy the lovely thirty minute walk through Rivercatcher’s surrounding areas).


Outside of Llandrillo:


Palé Hall

Palé Hall is comprised of an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant, situated in the neighbouring village of Llanderfel.It’s newly-refurbished, created in association with the Michelin-star chef, Michael Caines and even caters for those arriving by helicopter. A requirement most of us don’t even realise we need until we’re offered it.

Check out their selection of sample menus below:

Palé Hall


Trip Advisor Price Range: £25 – £85
Trip Advisor Classification: European, British, Welsh
Perfect for: A romantic afternoon tea for two – it’s a feast of pure indulgence


Bryntirion Inn  VISIT THE SITE

Bryntirion Inn

The bryntirion is a traditional, cosy and well stocked bar with a lovely log fire. They also have a menu to cater for everyone including vegetarians and children. And just like rivercatcher its dog friendly so the whole family can get involved.

with a bit of something for everyone, Check out their lunch and dinner menus here

bryntirion Inn


Trip Advisor Price Range: £5 – £16
Trip Advisor Classification: European, British, Welsh
Perfect for: a relaxing drink after a nice family walk


Old Wives’ Tale – Bala VISIT THE SITE

Old Wives Tale

This authentic Portuguese restaurant is run by the renowned Rui and Michelle, their quirky and enthusiastic personalities reflected in their eccentric décor and welcoming atmosphere. A dining experience here begins with free Artisan bread and ends with a free, complimentary glass of Port. Relocated from nearby Corwen in 2022 to Tegid Street in Bala, their restaurant is the perfect combination of local and international cuisine.

Check out their traditional European menu here

Old Wives Tale


Trip Advisor Price Range: £20 – £40
Trip Advisor Classification: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Perfect for: A full evening of fine dining and entertainment with friends, at one of their regular Foodie Nights.


The Grouse Inn – Carrog VISIT THE SITE

The Grouse Inn - Carrog

The commanding Berwyn mountain range and River Dee in North Wales, form the perfect setting for The Grouse Inn at Carrog, a small village between Llangollen and Corwen just off the A5. A short walk from the Heritage Steam Railway station will bring you to this award winning, family and dog-friendly pub which offers a well-stocked bar and a popular menu to be enjoyed either indoors or on a large covered terrace.

Check out their menu here

The Grouse Inn Carrog


Trip Advisor Price Range: £5 – £16
Trip Advisor Classification: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International
Perfect for: A meal and view to savour as you and your family disembark from the Llangollen Steam Railway before you head back to the comfort of your cottage or cabin.


Further afield:

The Corn Mill – Llangollen VISIT THE SITE

The Corn Mill North Wales

The Corn Mill is an amalgamation of classic British cuisine with exotic influences, modern cooking and traditional interiors, water wheels and rising mountains. If you’re seeking the ideal spot to enjoy a vegetable Thai red curry or a lovely grilled sea bass whilst admiring the rapids of the mill, steam trains slipping in and out of view on the other side of the bank – then what a coincidence! This is exactly what you’re looking for. (Only a thirty minute drive from Rivercatcher).

Check out their menu here

The Corn Mill


Trip Advisor Price Range: £8 – £19
Trip Advisor Classification: Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Perfect for: A light lunch with your family, ice-cream with the kids or even a mini pudding and a massive catch-up with your friends.


Sugar Plum Tearoom VISIT THE SITE

sugar plum tearoom

This charming tea room is the perfect spot for you and your family to enjoy their popular afternoon tea.

With a passion for food that is continually showcased within their locally sourced ingredients and delicious selection of cakes and bakes, the only thing that could make the Sugar Plum Tea Room any more delightful would be if they were located in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Oh wait. They are! And it’s only a forty minute drive from Rivercatcher.

(We recommend booking a table in advance because this place is popular!)

Check out their menu here



Trip Advisor Price Range: £2 – £20
Trip Advisor Classification: British
Perfect for: a sweet treat out with friends or even a romantic lunch, showcasing your love by voluntarily sharing a slice of their iconic Snickers cake.


Y Cyfnod – Bala VISIT THE SITE

y cyfnod

This café and bistro is the oldest established café in Bala.

It is home to premium quality meals (including a classic Welsh Steak Burger or an authentic Italian style risotto), an appreciable selection of wines and cakes, and even the prominent title of Certificate of Excellence Winner 2019 – what more could you want? And it’s only a 15 minute drive away! A reasonable distance to drive for Excellence.

Check out their menu here
y cyfnod


Trip Advisor Price Range: £2 – £11
Trip Advisor Classification: Italian, Welsh, Greek, grill
Perfect for: a light lunch at the bistro with the family – a pit-stop on your journey venturing around Wales.


Manon’s Riverside Café – Bala VISIT THE SITE

Manon's Riverside Cafe

If picturesque cafés beside the river are your thing, then this is your ideal spot.

With delicious food served by friendly staff, you can enjoy a relaxing beans-on-toast lunch (a classic), whilst gazing upon the flailing white-water rafters struggling on down the river. They’re located at the National White-Water Centre in the Snowdonia National Park, only a twenty minute drive away (or a good few hours of canoeing, depending on your preferred method of travel).

find out more about them here

Manon's Riverside Cafe


Trip Advisor Price Range: £2 – £10
Trip Advisor Classification: café, British, pizza
Perfect for:families. Friends. Walkers. Cyclists. Spectators. A solo trip with your four-legged companion.

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