In the rolling green of the Cothi Valley, the Dolaucothi is run by David and Esther – It’s the picture of a cosy, country pub, a listed building owned and restored by the National Trust. There are three cosy en-suite rooms upstairs, well ke... Read more

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The Dolaucothi Arms

(21 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.8
  • Value 4.9
  • Friendliness 5.0
  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Facilities 4.5
  • Service 5.0
  • Location 4.8

Review Overall Rating

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David Mature couple Stayed: Feb 17

Memorable

From the friendly welcome to the final farewell we enjoyed the atmosphere of the Dolaucothi Arms.
The food was excellent and the staff were always available for any requests.
Our host was always available and showed us the many walks which we were expecting to take.
All in all a memorable stay and hopefully not the last Read more

Likes?
The position for many relaxing walks and the atmosphere of not only the Arms but also the friendly locals.
Dislikes?
Surprised there was no television in our room.
5
Robert Mature couple Stayed: Dec 16

Friendly and relaxed

Great room very friendly owners. Good food and drink beautiful countryside a pleasure to stay. Read more

Likes?
Everything was good about our stay
Dislikes?
None
5
malcolm Mature couple Stayed: Sep 16

A lovely Explorer's retreat

Unfortunately, a bad cold led to us going home early, but we would definately recommend the place to friends. The food was all fresh and beautifully cooked, the rooms comfortable, the staff helpful and friendly. Read more

Likes?
we liked the quiet location; the clean, unfussy style of the place; the quality of the food and the thought that went into it.
we did not miss having a tv in the bedroom.
Dislikes?
not really
5
John Mature couple Stayed: Sep 16

Great B & B

Weekend break Read more

Likes?
Friendly, helpful staff
Dislikes?
No TV
5
Martin Mature couple Stayed: Sep 16

Very pleasant break

Visiting a friend in the area. Read more

Likes?
Comfortable room with good facilities. TV would make it perfect.
Dislikes?
Lack of TV in the room.
5
Henry Young couple Stayed: Sep 16

Spot-on

Thanks for a wonderful stay. We were made to feel really welcome in this fun, friendly pub. It was a fantastic, relaxing getaway but the great thing about this pub is that it is a central part of the community. Alongside great food, excellent beers and the best breakfast I've had in a long time, you can enjoy a drink in the bar chatting with the regular drinkers and the hosts. It was a great base to explore around, with loads on your doorstep from castles to the beautiful harbour at aberaeron. Read more

Likes?
Clean, comfortable, use of local produce often from their own garden. Local beers, friendly atmosphere, good location
Dislikes?
No
5
Marion Mature couple Stayed: Sep 16

Great pub stay with lots of character

Stayed overnight in order to visit the nearby Dolaucothi Gold Mines. The pub B&B had excellent reviews and it lived up to expectations. Read more

Likes?
Friendly welcome, friendly locals in pub, real ales, very good evening meal in restaurant, loved the 50's style décor, good night's sleep, heavenly toiletries in shower.
Dislikes?
No
5
Sian Mature couple Stayed: Jul 16

Comfortable friendly overnighter

1 night away for my husband and myself in a friendly comfortable Inn.....lovely Read more

Likes?
Fresh coffee in our room,plus real milk in a flask was great. Dinner was very good, especially dessert! Top quality breakfast. Excellent service throughout
Dislikes?
No
4
Tony Mature couple Stayed: May 16

We were pleased to return to this excellent, nicely situated country pub

Bedrooms are clean and comfortable (with nice radios, good tea and coffee facilities, biscuits. And a decanter of port...) Dave (relaxed front-of-house) and Esther (talented cook), who work hard running the place, have high standards in all aspects of what they do. There is a simple, understated sophistication about the whole enterprise - they don't over-reach themselves, and what they do, they do very well indeed. It's not easy being this good - which is why many other places don't achieve it. Read more

Likes?
Food and drink are locally sourced where possible and all is of very high quality. Breakfasts are delicious, and preserves and bread are home made. Staff are friendly and attentive.
Dislikes?
None
5
Richard Adult(s) Stayed: Apr 16

Relaxing long weekend stay in friendly Pub

Booking 2 rooms over a bank holiday weekend we felt relaxed. Rooms are comfortable, breakfasts are excellent and the downstairs pub and restaurant have a lovely welcoming feel. Food is of an excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Happily recommend this pub the staff are very inviting and happy to advise on local activities in the surrounding area. Read more

Likes?
Food was excellent,views onto local river and friendly hosts
Dislikes?
National trust could do a bit more to maintain the listed building..
5
Gillian Mature couple Stayed: Apr 16

Comfortable dtay in charming hotwl

Stayed two nights whilst on a working weekend nearby. Read more

Likes?
Relaxed pub with rooms -charming Victorian decor, friendly staff - very comfortable bed
Dislikes?
Evening meal acceptable but overpriced.
5
Anthony Alone Stayed: Apr 16

Rural oasis

The perfect place to stay for walks on the NT Dolaucothi estate and visit its Roman gold mine Read more

Likes?
Quiet room. Very comfortable bed. The lovely touch of a decanter of port in the room – even though I didn't imbibe! Good radio.
Dislikes?
Coincided with pie night – fine but not the best way to appreciate why the pub has gained a MIchelin listing
5
Maureen Mature couple Stayed: Apr 16

A very comfortable and relaxing place to stay in a delightful part of Wales

We stayed for one night, visiting friends in the area. Read more

Likes?
enjoy a quiet early evening drink in the garden with a gorgeous view.
Very comfortable and well equipped room.
welcoming touches in our room: homemade biscuits, real milk in a flask, port to drink
Dislikes?
None
5
Phil Mature couple Stayed: Apr 16

Among the best of its type

Providing you don't want something like a Holiday Inn with flat screen TV and air conditioning, then you will not better this place. Comfortable, clean rooms, great views and fabulous people. Excellent breakfast (providing you're not on a diet), even better dinners and enough to see and do within easy reach. Loved it. Read more

Likes?
Just about everything but I guess the quality of the food and the easy-going friendliness of the place are the factors that stand out.
Dislikes?
None
5
Maria Alone Stayed: Apr 16

Excellent

Enjoyed lovely hill walks, as well as the gold mine and the way-marked walks. It was a pleasure to stay in very pleasant surroundings. Read more

Likes?
Pleasant room. Nice breakfast. Very good real ale.
Dislikes?
None
5
Caroline Mature couple Stayed: Mar 16

Would highly recommend

A lovely evening. Read more

Likes?
The staff were very helpful and friendly, the service was excellent as was the food and comfort of the room.
Dislikes?
None
5
Andrew Mature couple Stayed: Mar 16

a lovely surprise find .

the Dolaucothi Arms has a very homely feel to it. sorry we couldnt stay any longer for us to explore the area. Read more

Likes?
loved the bedroom. the wool pillows where vey comfortable had a good sleep ,and all the other little touches made it feel special.
Dislikes?
no
5
Hazel Young couple Stayed: Feb 16

Comfortable and peaceful

We stayed for just one night, but the dinner and breakfast were the best meals I have possibly ever had! The room was quiet and dark and so relaxing and comfortable. It was a wonderful stay for a very reasonable price. Read more

Likes?
The thought and personal touches which were put in to the accommodation. Obviously a lot of hard work has gone in to making this the wonderful bed and breakfast it is.
Dislikes?
None
5
Gregg Mature couple Stayed: Feb 16

Excellent

Lovely room, good garden. Owners very friendly and helpful. Food in the evening and breakfast was excellent and local. Read more

Likes?
Everything, it was very relaxed and lovely place.
Dislikes?
No
5
Malcolm Mature couple Stayed: Feb 16

Had a great time

Welcoming relaxing and good food Read more

Likes?
Pretty much everything
Dislikes?
It was a little bit chilly at breakfast.
5
Lesley Alone Stayed: Feb 16

Excellent friendly place to stay.

very good Read more

Likes?
Relaxing and friemdly
Dislikes?
None
5

The Dolaucothi Arms Information

Facilities

  • Baggage store
  • Free Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Restaurant
  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Games available
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Printer
  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 15:00 till 18:00
  • Check out: 11:00

Description

B&B is available throughout the week. Pub and restaurant opening times Tuesday evening until Sunday afternoon. In the rolling green of the Cothi Valley the Dolaucothi has gone from drovers rest to coaching inn - run by David and Esther it's the picture of a cosy country pub - in the lounge bar the olive green chesterfield sofa cosies up to the wood burning stove, flagstones in the back bar, mismatched dining chairs in welsh wool and towering Georgian sash windows in the dining room; an imposing dark welsh dresser serves a tiny shop selling homemade preserves. The beer garden stretches out behind the pub, with views over the valley and the river. Our three cosy en-suite rooms are each a little different, but they all have British made mattresses, fresh cotton sheets and wool bedding as well as the wherewithal to make a pot of tea or cafetiere of real coffee with fresh milk, and each has a digital radio. Breakfast is served in our sunny dining room – we use local bacon and sausages, apple juice from a nearby orchard, our own bread, preserves and eggs (when the hens are laying) plus lots of other carefully sourced, delicious things. In the pub, there’s real ale and cider on the pumps from great Welsh breweries and our carefully chosen wine list from European vineyards includes organic and biodynamic bottles, familiar grapes and regions and some surprising gems. Esther’s menus evolve as ingredients come into season, combining pub classics with more adventurous dishes all cooked here from scratch. Service is relaxed and informal, we’re a friendly bunch! And you’re sure to feel welcomed by our lovely loca

On-site parking, Free parking,

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