Plas Bodegroes

Location Pwllheli

Postcode LL53 5TH

Telephone 01758 612 363

££

Why we love it...

Exceptional restaurant with rooms

The Place

Plas Bodegroes means Rosehip Hall, a justifiably romantic name. The modest-sized Georgian manor house’s most obviously charming – indeed romantic – outside feature is its distinctive veranda, whose roof is supported by delicate iron columns around which roses, wisteria and wild strawberries are trained. Then there’s the heart-shaped lawn; and then a lovely mature beech tree avenue leading not to a road but to fields. Early spring sees ranks of daffodils spreading along the avenue, succeeded in May by carpets of bluebells. On one side of the house a flagpole flies a long pennant in the colours of the Danish national flag. Owner-chef Chris Chown is married to the elegant Danish-Faroese Gunna, who receives guests and presides front of house.
You’ll see a Scandinavian touch in the ten pretty bedrooms, which are all different in size and shape and where flags and hearts crop up again and again. The romantic feel continues into the dining room, with its duck-egg blue walls and cleverly placed mirrors. Chris Chown grew up in these parts and was aware from an early age how good the local produce was – and how under-exploited in local eateries. His response: Plas Bodegroes’s menu is full of exceptional local ingredients including Welsh lamb and Black beef. It’s all superb, and wine list prices are moderate. He and Gunna rightly describe themselves as a restaurant with rooms rather than a hotel, but the charm and romance give it added value – as does the breakfast cooked by Chris himself. Why follow a top dinner with a second-rate breakfast?
Plas Bodegroes is off the beaten track on the Lleyn Peninsula in virtually unspoiled countryside. Food and a setting of this quality are hard to find at these prices.

The Essentials

Price Band ££
Rooms 10 doubles; all with own bath and shower, phone, TV and hairdrier
Food breakfast and dinner (lunch on Sundays)
Facilities restaurant, garden
Children welcomed
Disabled not suitable
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Chris and Gunna Chown
Call 01758 612 363
Fax 01758 701 247
Email gunna@bodegroes.co.uk
Website www.bodegroes.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Nefyn Road, Pwllheli LL53 5TH
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The Location

Find this place: 1 mile west of Pwllheli on the A497 Nefyn road; in own grounds with ample car parking

What's nearby: National Trust walks, Snowdonia, Bodnant Gardens