George III Penmaenpool

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George III Penmaenpool

Postby thirdcrank » 27 Jun 2018, 5:42pm

This hotel has been mentioned a few times on here, partly because it's strategically placed alongside the Mawdach trail between Dolgellau and Barmouth.

It's changed hands a few times and I last went when it was having a poor run under a chain whose name I cannot remember. I've just been looking at it again on the internet and anybody who's thinking of passing that way might be interested to read some recent reviews on Trip Advisor. ... Wales.html

This is part of the reply said to be from the manager to a cyclist who complained about rudeness:-
Needless to say none of the bar staff were rude to you or anyone on Saturday. You just feel they were as you didn't get the answer you wanted.

It's always hard to know who to believe in these cases, but the review immediately before that one has the title "Sarcastic manager."

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Re: George III Penmaenpool

Postby reohn2 » 27 Jun 2018, 6:31pm

By shear coincidence we stopped off there on Monday for liquid refreshments,whilst retracing part of the route of a previous tour we'd done a few years ago.
We met another tandem couple outside who were just leaving,there were no reports of any fights breaking out and we were served with a smile at the bar :) but I don't think it was the manager who served us :wink: .
I can't report anything but positive on this brief visit,and the Mawdach trail has some beautiful views along it added to by the beautiful weaher :D
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Re: George III Penmaenpool

Postby PDQ Mobile » 28 Jun 2018, 12:01am

There was a terrible accident here in July 1966.
I was fishing upstream, but unaware of what had happened until the evening.
I never forgot it though.

The then landlord of the George saved a lot of lives that day through quick thinking.

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Re: George III Penmaenpool

Postby Cunobelin » 28 Jun 2018, 6:10am

Trip Advisor et al are a problem as there are genuine poor results and false ones.

I remember a couple demanding a 15% discount to their bill or they would write a bad report...... it does happen

I love this example:

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Re: George III Penmaenpool

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Jun 2018, 6:26am

Penmaenpwll is almost as beautiful as Penmaenmawr (trains still stop at 'mawr on request)
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
We love safety cameras & STOP signs