TYDDYN LLAN, A RESTAURANT.

WITH ROOMS.

IN SCENIC NORTH WALES.

TYDDYN LLAN, A RESTAURANT.

THE RESTAURANT

A showcase for the fine-honed skills of Bryan and Susan Webb. Seriously good cooking in the idyllic setting of Snowdonia in North Wales.

In an atmosphere of comforting refinement… is thoroughbred Welsh produce. … Everything is defined by precision and clarity.

Good Food Guide

THE GUEST ROOMS

We’re a restaurant-with-rooms. A delightful collection of 13 individually-styled bedrooms, overlooking the hills. The relaxed comforts of a high-quality hotel, plus an essential family friendliness. Bryan cooks your breakfast!

Tyddyn Llan - room 4

CHANGING TIMES

Tyddyn Llan has new owners. Bryan and Susan Webb, after more than two decades at the helm are moving on to new adventures. Bryan has written some notes which he’d like to share wtih you.

WORDS FROM BRYAN

At the beginning of February, Susan and I finally completed the sale of Tyddyn Llan. Tyddyn Llan had not only been our place of work, it was also our home for 22 years. After 48 years of me cooking and 32 years for Susan and I working together, we both felt the time had come.

Some people say that my food has not evolved or moved forward. My reply has always been, why should it? I still buy the finest ingredients that money can buy and believe me that does not come cheap. Why mess around with classic dishes just for the fun of it? The great Paul Bocuse’s Paris restaurant menu was the same when I ate there in 2017 as it was when I was a young, eager chef back in 1981, and the food was just as good.

Over the years at Tyddyn Llan, we built up a great reputation and won many awards for our food and our exceptional wine list. During my career I feel my greatest achievement was to maintain a score of 7 out of 10 in the Good Food Guide every year from my first ever head chefs’ position in 1985 until they stopped publishing in 2020. Winning a Michelin star was a huge highlight of my career, and I am proud to have retained it for ten years. It was also an honour to have been the food columnist for the Daily Post for six years and share my views and recipes with the readers in North Wales.

Of course, none of this would be possible without a few key people who have helped me over the years. My wife, of course, has been my rock over these years putting up with a roller coaster of ups and downs, Ian Bennett who has been my number two chef on and off since the early eighties and for past ten years at Tyddyn Llan. Carol who runs the office and is my wonderful PA has supported me for the past 22 years and kept me on the straight and narrow, helping me to write two cookery books, keeping the accounts in order, and filtering the numerous phone calls so that I can concentrate on the cooking. Plus, all the front of house staff, Nadia who stands out, the kitchen team, especially the kitchen porters, no kitchen runs successfully without good kitchen porters, and the housekeeping team who keep all the rooms pristine. The bedroom side to the business was an eye opener when we first took over Tyddyn Llan, and we didn’t have a clue. The restaurant side was fine having run Hilaire restaurant in London for fourteen years, but the hotel side, oh no. It was a huge learning curve, and our thanks go to Megan who helped us through it.

No matter how well you can cook, and my wife always says that I can make a silk purse out of anything, you cannot become a top restaurant without buying the finest ingredients. All through my career I have bought the best, which is why my gross profit has always been bad, it is a good job I work for myself otherwise I would have been fired. Over the years I have built up an extensive list of suppliers, I have always tried to buy locally, but it’s not always possible if you want the very best. Locally, from Llandudno we use M. Hughes who go out of their way to find me the best fruit and vegetables, travelling to the Wirral to pick up asparagus, rocket, watercress, and courgette flowers when in season. Our local butcher T.J. Roberts in Bala is amazing at choosing the best cuts to send us, local lamb, pork, and beef. The beef which has been hung in his wooden, age-dryer, is amazing for my classic steak au poivre and for a fine Sunday roast using a sirloin.

The one thing I have never been able to buy at Tyddyn Llan is fish from the coast of Wales. Back in the early eighties, I worked at the then famous Swansea restaurant the Drangway, where fresh bass, turbot, lobster, crabs and even crawfish were caught off the Pembrokeshire coast and delivered to us. Sadly, that’s all gone and I have to buy scallops and langoustine from Scotland and all the wet fish and crabs from Devon. The only exception is someone from Pembroke who fishes for lobster and sends them up via courier weekly during the summer.

I have always been proud of the wine list at Tyddyn Llan, not that I have much to do with it apart from tasting and generally drinking the wines. Setting up the list was down to Neville Blech who was my first ever employer back in 1976 at the Crown at Whitebrook, which was the first ever restaurant in Wales to be awarded a Michelin star. It’s also where I started cooking, learning from Neville’s wife Sonia. When we first took over Neville installed a tremendous list for me and maintained it for many years until a great friend Igor with an amazing knowledge of wine took it over and kept it to a high level with exceptionally reasonable prices on the very fine wines. Many a wine enthusiast has appreciated the selection, and we were pleased that it won the Good Food Guide wine list of the year in 2016.

With only three to four months left to go at the helm of Tyddyn Llan, I can reflect on the twenty-two years, not all of them great memories. The big recession in 2008/9 nearly took us down. Then we were so very quiet in the first two months of 2020 when there were floods, and that was followed by the worry of Covid, which caused us to close the doors and look after our staff. Thankfully, we have always survived.

I look back at some of the wonderful customers who have walked through the doors and supported us throughout all these years. The great wine dinners we have held, the numerous Christmas breaks we have hosted, the great New Year’s Eve dinners with the Hot Foot Jazz Band and the spectacular fireworks display at midnight, something I always insisted on. We’ve held private parties with friends we have met over the years, including celebrating our 50th and 60th birthdays. Particularly special was my 50th, when my wife, Mrs. Webby, organised for my radio hero Johnnie Walker from Radio 2 to have lunch with me (I thought I was cooking for a small wedding). He stayed the weekend and we have remained friends ever since.

Moving on, the new owner of Tyddyn Llan is searching for a chef patron and whoever takes the role will have a wonderful platform to show their talent. I am not sure what style the new chef will bring to Tyddyn Llan but I wish them the very best and hope they make Tyddyn Llan the number one dinning destination again. Until the new chef and their team arrive, Susan and I will continue to operate Tyddyn Llan to the highest standard, giving it 100% of our passion as if we were still the owners.

Bryan

 

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Open for dinner on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and lunch on Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Price note. An optional 10% service charge is added to ALL food and drink charges, except breakfast.

TWO-NIGHT WINTER DEAL

Tyddyn Llan invites you to enjoy a mini-break in North Wales. The first night our eight-course tasting menu, the second, choose from our main dinner menu.

From £590 per couple, including a comfortable room and full breakfasts. Saves up to £150 off the regular pricing!

Check all the detail by clicking below, then call us soon.

WALKERS OFFER

Enjoy walking the beautiful mountain range of the Berwyns. Two nights’ dinner (three-courses from the full menu), bed and cooked breakfast, packed lunch one day. And one afternoon: tea/coffee, shortbread, bara brith. Plus walking guides including my favourite to the Stone Circle. And we can take you to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls. It’s a glorious eight-mile walk over the mountain back to Tyddyn Llan, ready for dinner. A two-day break in a classic room is £650, large room: £750, best room: £790, Wednesday to Sunday. Two persons sharing.

SOME REVIEWS

 Below we show customer opinion of recent months from Trip Advisor, Google My Business, and our restaurant booking portal, The Fork.

Sharron W
5 star rating Very filling and tasty Sunday lunch Went for Sunday lunch with our two teens, food was lovely, portions huge and staff were great. It feels quite formal, but we were casually dressed and all was well. Thanks to all the staff for the delicious food, lovely surroundings and super service. - 06/08/23 
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JILL GRZELAK
5 star rating Still a winner. Sunday Lunch visit. Charming venue, good parking, exellent hosting. Pre drinks in the bar with canapés, 3 courses in the dinning room, coffee and sweet treats. In the lounge. Decent portion sizes every course memorable. Great value. Good selection of affordable wines and drinks by bottle and glass. Would call much more often if it was not 60 miles from home. Looking forward to our next visit. - 19/07/23 
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johnwoolmer79
5 star rating OUTSTANDING MEAL FANTASTIC lunch here today! Lovely hotel with huge comfortable lounges, impeccable service, lovely dining room and grounds. The food was sublime and we enjoyed a memorable meal, prepared by a very talented chef. Despite the fact that the hotel is an hour and a half from our home we are determined to return and perhaps stay the night. It wont be cheap but it will be well worth it. Many thanks to all the well trained staff for providing such a delicious exp[erience. - 16/07/23 
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Mel G
3 star rating Very good but lacking detail the food and accomodation were excellent. But the television did not work, the mp3 player did not work and the bedside clock had to be set. This may seem minor but considering the high price and the fact that these items were exactly the same when we went over a year ago, I think this is poor. - 03/07/23 
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Stuart AvatarStuart
5 star rating Great setting. We stayed for one night in April and we really enjoyed it, lovely food, and the setting where the hotel is ourstanding and all set in the Welsh countryside. I can also recommend the full Welsh breakfast to start your day off. - 07/06/23 
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Philip G AvatarPhilip G
5 star rating Outstanding food, service and comfort. Could not have been better. Food cooked perfectly, the way it should be, with no "puffy bits" which Michelin seem to favour. Everyone provided outstanding service, and the lovely bedroom had every amenity. Highly recommended. - 01/05/23 
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Phillip P AvatarPhillip P
4 star rating Great location, accommodation and good food. Set in a charming and characterful building in delightful well maintained grounds, this restaurant with rooms is a great venue for touring the surrounding area or walking in the Berwyn hills. The interior is all beautifully decorated and furnished in a traditional manner. Staff are polite and helpful, though it appears difficulty in recruiting staff sometimes makes service a little slow. This was most apparent at breakfast where the almost universal practice of self service of first courses has not been adopted. No complaints about the quality of the breakfast selection though which was excellent. Dinner offers a 3 course meal for £95 or a more expensive taster menu. We enjoyed the 3 course menu which was preceeded by some very tasty canopies and an amuse buch of delicious wild garlic soup. The quality of the food and the standard of cooking was excellent, but with the mention of a Michelin listing and the price, I was just a little disappointed not to have experienced something new and exciting. Great food, beautifully cooked, just a little too traditional perhaps to be telling my friends they "must go." - 16/04/23 
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Nick E AvatarNick E
5 star rating Perfect food and accommodation. This is quite possibly one of the best restaurants in the north West of Britain. The ingredients and preparation are the very best with friendly attentive service at the table. We had the 6 course tasting menu on this visit and it was quite outstanding with home made canapés before and after dinner served in the lounge. The bedrooms are beautifully appointed with every requirement catered for. The restaurant with rooms is situated just outside a very pretty Welsh village in beautiful countryside. Our 40 minute walk before dinner was perfect. The gardens are very well maintained with a lovely pond with fountains. We took our dog and the facilities for him were great. - 01/03/23 
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Steve Parry AvatarSteve Parry
5 star rating Special treat A return visit having been a few years ago. This time for my brothers birthday treat. Never fails to impress, fantastic food, gorgeous location and stunning service levels. The only small improvement could be some faint light music to enhance the ambience. Thanks to all at Tyddyn Llan for a fantastic evening! - 01/02/23 
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r noCarol S Avatarr noCarol S
5 star rating Prompt response to our slight concern. Very impressed. I wrote a review on the 6th December expressing slight disappointment with our stay on the 20th November for the anniversary dinner. The owners have since contacted us to offer a personal apology for what was was only a slight disappointment. It was kind of them to take the trouble to do this and I wanted to update my previous review. We will definitely be returning! - 01/12/22 
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Sharron W
5 star rating Very filling and tasty Sunday lunch Went for Sunday lunch with our two teens, food was lovely, portions huge and staff were great. It feels quite formal, but we were casually dressed and all was well. Thanks to all the staff for the delicious food, lovely surroundings and super service. - 06/08/23 
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JILL GRZELAK
5 star rating Still a winner. Sunday Lunch visit. Charming venue, good parking, exellent hosting. Pre drinks in the bar with canapés, 3 courses in the dinning room, coffee and sweet treats. In the lounge. Decent portion sizes every course memorable. Great value. Good selection of affordable wines and drinks by bottle and glass. Would call much more often if it was not 60 miles from home. Looking forward to our next visit. - 19/07/23 
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johnwoolmer79
5 star rating OUTSTANDING MEAL FANTASTIC lunch here today! Lovely hotel with huge comfortable lounges, impeccable service, lovely dining room and grounds. The food was sublime and we enjoyed a memorable meal, prepared by a very talented chef. Despite the fact that the hotel is an hour and a half from our home we are determined to return and perhaps stay the night. It wont be cheap but it will be well worth it. Many thanks to all the well trained staff for providing such a delicious exp[erience. - 16/07/23 
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Mel G
3 star rating Very good but lacking detail the food and accomodation were excellent. But the television did not work, the mp3 player did not work and the bedside clock had to be set. This may seem minor but considering the high price and the fact that these items were exactly the same when we went over a year ago, I think this is poor. - 03/07/23 
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Stuart AvatarStuart
5 star rating Great setting. We stayed for one night in April and we really enjoyed it, lovely food, and the setting where the hotel is ourstanding and all set in the Welsh countryside. I can also recommend the full Welsh breakfast to start your day off. - 07/06/23 
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alwena williams Avataralwena williams
Lovely staff, warm and welcoming. The food was amazing - 12/02/24 
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Michael Jones AvatarMichael Jones
We had a vary warm welcome when we arrived and was shown into the lounge with drinks and canapés.
An excellent Sunday lunch was served by very efficient and helpful staff. Recomended. - 02/10/23 
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Michael Jones AvatarMichael Jones
We had a vary warm welcome when we arrived and was shown into the lounge with drinks and canapés. An excellent Sunday lunch was served by very efficient and helpful staff. Recomended. Food & drinks: Excellent. - 28/09/23 
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NUMBERLEXIC AvatarNUMBERLEXIC
Sunday Lunch visit. Charming venue, good parking, exellent hosting. Pre drinks in the bar with canapés, 3 courses in the dinning room, coffee and sweet treats. In the lounge. Decent portion sizes every course memorable. Great value. … - 17/08/23 
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Sharron W AvatarSharron W
Went for Sunday lunch with our two teens, food was lovely, portions huge and staff were great. It feels quite formal, but we were casually dressed and all was well. Thanks to all the staff for the delicious food, lovely surroundings and super service. - 17/08/23 
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Simon Armstrong AvatarSimon Armstrong
This was our fifth visit/stay,and the first after covid.
Still the perfect way to celebrate my wife's birthday.
We've stayed/ eaten at many Michelin 1 and 2 starred Hotel/restaurants over the last 25 years.Tyddyn Llan is very much our favourite! - 16/08/23 
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Simon Armstrong AvatarSimon Armstrong
This was our fifth visit/stay, and the first after covid. Still the perfect way to celebrate my wife's birthday. We've stayed/eaten at many Michelin 1 and 2 starred hotel/restaurants over the last 25 years. Tyddyn Llan is very much our favourite! Food & drinks: Bryan (Chef patron), still works his artistic genius in the kitchen, ably assisted by Susan( owner) and Nadia( manager). Lobster ,langoustine, Turbot, Fillet Steak au poivre were all superb. The wines excellent and reasonably priced. We will be returning. - 01/08/23 
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John W AvatarJohn W
FANTASTIC lunch here today! Lovely hotel with huge comfortable lounges, impeccable service, lovely dining room and grounds.|The food was sublime and we enjoyed a memorable meal, prepared by a very talented chef. … - 17/07/23 
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Philip hewitt AvatarPhilip hewitt
Had a really lovely lunch and thoroughly enjoyed everything. The series was excellent, really nice and attentive staff. Well done and thanks! - 21/06/23 
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Jo Fergie AvatarJo Fergie
The 8 course dinner was excellent food except for the stuffed courgette flower (too salty). Great wine pairing. Overall would have preferred 6 courses as 8 is a lot of food. Loved the setting and atmosphere. - 18/06/23 
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alwena williams Avataralwena williams
Lovely staff, warm and welcoming. The food was amazing - 12/02/24 
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Michael Jones AvatarMichael Jones
We had a vary warm welcome when we arrived and was shown into the lounge with drinks and canapés.
An excellent Sunday lunch was served by very efficient and helpful staff. Recomended. - 02/10/23 
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Michael Jones AvatarMichael Jones
We had a vary warm welcome when we arrived and was shown into the lounge with drinks and canapés. An excellent Sunday lunch was served by very efficient and helpful staff. Recomended. Food & drinks: Excellent. - 28/09/23 
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NUMBERLEXIC AvatarNUMBERLEXIC
Sunday Lunch visit. Charming venue, good parking, exellent hosting. Pre drinks in the bar with canapés, 3 courses in the dinning room, coffee and sweet treats. In the lounge. Decent portion sizes every course memorable. Great value. … - 17/08/23 
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Sharron W AvatarSharron W
Went for Sunday lunch with our two teens, food was lovely, portions huge and staff were great. It feels quite formal, but we were casually dressed and all was well. Thanks to all the staff for the delicious food, lovely surroundings and super service. - 17/08/23 
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SEE RECENT REVIEWS

Margaret F. 26 May 2023 10/10
Our annual trip for my birthday – we live 65 miles away, but the trip is always worth it. The setting is beautiful and peaceful, the food is excellent and the service good. It may be expensive but the best restaurant we have been to. I love the extra treats with the evening meal.


Rob W. 20 May 2023 10/10
Incredible night for our first year anniversary, one we’ll remember for a long time! Favourites: scotch egg and fish cake. Not a fan of cherry soup.


Susan R. 13 May 2023 9.5/10
We had an excellent meal, ambience and food excellent. After a frosty welcome by one of the waitresses the evening was fine and relaxed. I think they were busy and short staffed but that didn’t affect the quality of the food.


Kayleigh F. 6 May 2023 9.5/10
I would highly recommend!


David M. 4 May 2023 10/10
Our experience at Bryan and Susan’s gorgeous restaurant was completely delightful. We arrived via a short gravel driveway flanked by mature gardens and lawns that led us to the majestic looking building facade; we new were in for a real treat. On entry in to the restaurant we were impressed by how tastefully decorated and furnished it was. Feeling immensely relaxed, we fell back into one of the sumptuous sofas. The staff were attentive and thoroughly professional, of note for us was how well throughout our visit was their attitude and attention to the ‘little things’ that really make the difference. We decided on the two course menu and were thrilled to notice how locally sourced and seasonal the majority of the ingredients of dishes were. Prior to adjourning to the dinning room we were treated, quite unexpectedly to delicious canapés, that added to the sense of anticipation for the main event to follow. On entering the dining room, the staff had sprinkled our table with tasteful decorations in celebration of my wife’s birthday. Thank you staff, a lovely gesture. We both had griddled scallops to start and they came as a satisfying portion. My wife then progressed to the Merryfield duck and I had the turbot with pea mash. Both dishes were a fabulous contrast of looking deceptively simple but a revelation of complex flavours, intelligently balanced with each other and perfectly cooked. Thank you chef. In summation, our overall experience was a truly memorable one and benefited from the experience and professionalism of the whole establishment. Thank you Bryan, Susan and team x


Roseanne S. 26 February 2023 10/10
Just outstanding. Faultless & flawless. The service (Nadia in particular) was perfect & the food was sumptuous, carefully prepared & such a treat.


Gail S. 19 February 2023 9.5/10
Great restaurant, have visited many times. Welcomed with canapes and a seat in the lounge where you are given the food, wine, gin and cocktail menu. Meal was excellent. I chose scallops on cauliflower puree with pancetta followed by roast sirloin of beef and Yorkshire pudding. Dessert was rhubarb and champagne trifle. We then retired back into the lounge for our coffee and petit fours.


Tom C. 4 January 2023 10/10
We were welcomed in the lounge with a nice drink, after that we had a delicious meal in the restaurant and we finished with tea and coffee in the lounge again. The service was outstanding and the food was amazing. We ended our holiday in Wales with a dinner in this restaurant and it was the best we could wish for. Thank you!


Maggie G. 30 December 2022 9.5/10
We dined here during our “twixtmas” stay in north Wales and the food was wonderful. All seven of us were very happy with our choices. My squab pigeon with cauliflower puree was outstanding and we all loved the little bowl of artichoke soup that was served as amuse bouche, even my son who hates any ‘odd’ vegetable! My prune tart was also delicious. The owner of the cottage we were staying at was a bit negative when we told her we were dining here, so we were mildly apprehensive, but she was completely wrong and we had a great time. The service was excellent also.


Alistair N. 20 November 2022 10/10
A faultless Sunday Lunch. Service and food were flawless and the surroundings are both comforable and beautifully done. A delight. Thank you.