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Y Sospan, Queen's Square, Dolgellau, UK, Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Y Sospan, Queen's Square, Dolgellau, UK

4.5
4.5
126 reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
Y Sospan can be found just off the market square in Historic town Dolgellau. Dating back to 1606, Y Sospan has a rich past and there is plenty of charm to be found in this old stone and slate building.
Y Sospan serves food all day, from a hearty full Welsh breakfast in the mornings, coffee and homemade cake, lunches and a seasonal menu for evening meals. So, no matter what time day you are passing, there will always be something here for you.
Our menu is carefully thought out to reflect the best of this beautiful region, Snowdonia and prepared on site by our expert chefs.
We have plenty of seating, with downstairs providing a cosy place for a coffee with friends. Then upstairs we have our large restaurant, where you will find vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a cosy fireplace and hints of the buildings history can be seen on our walls.
We pride ourselves in the freshest ingredients that we feel represent both the seasons and the region.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01341 423174
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

126 Reviews
  1. Oenbach

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wedi mwynhau yn fawr iawn, bwyd blasus (stec a brulee i mi yn fendigedig) mi fyddwn ni yn dod nol yn fuan iawn. Mi fase'n neis clwywed cerddoriath cymraeg yn y cefndir.

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  2. SteveY

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely worth a visit. Really enjoyed eating there

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  3. StephenB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best meals we have had in a while and we are fortunate enough to eat out regularly, would highly recommend the lamb shank and whole family are still talking about the chocolate fondant

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  4. AlexanderZ

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent very nice evening. Excellent food and service.

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  5. MikeT

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Having moved back to the area recently, we've found Sospan to be one of the best eateries. The pricing is sensible, and the food is exceptional. Allowing dogs downstairs is also a bonus. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and the atmosphere is fantastic. If visiting, a table upstairs is a must, a wonderful space.

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  6. RebeccaP

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with such history! Menu choices were great and food was delicious. Very friendly staff, will definitely be returning!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were staying in a nearby village and was recommended this lovely little restaurant. We had the Sunday lunch and was absolutely gorgeous, the lamb gravy was to die for!

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  8. AndyS

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I went in was for a cooked breakfast, the lady who served me was polite and friendly and understanding as I missed the voucher and took in the A4 notice, yet she still honoured the voucher offer. The cappuccino was very nice as was the full large cooked Welsh breakfast. In the evening I booked and went back for steak and chips, different staff but yet very kind and courteous and again the food was spot on even my rare rib eye steak, only niggle I had was the pepper sauce was the consistency of single cream, I'm used to it being a little bit thicker, but that aside it was very tasty. The sticky toffee pudding was also a hit. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in the area.

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  9. Simpkis

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A great restaurant which has tables upstairs as well as downstairs. Nice range of food and value for money. Friendly team, well worth a visit. We came in the evening but it seems to be open all day. Dogs are allowed downstairs. The building is very old and provides extra ambience for your visit.

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  10. PaulaD

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Dined here for 3 consecutive nights. Has the duck twice as it was so good. Food was always hot. Choclate fondate cooked perfectly each night. Would highly recommend. Will be back next time we stay in the area.

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  11. Normski

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food and excellent service - we had a lovely evening

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  12. MarisaS

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good quality food, good price for the portion and quick service! We had beef burger (juicy not dry) and Lamb chunk good size plate.

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  13. JanH

    Lincolnshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good ambience, excellent food, it was so good we ate there three nights on the trot. Good service, choice on the menu & a new non alcoholic lager on me which was super (I’m the driver). I can thoroughly recommend

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  14. VickiT

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fab time. Great staff, delicious food, lots of help choosing from the extensive wine list. Not too stuffy or posh, but definitely a great location for a lovely meal. We couldn't fault it at all. Can't wait to return.

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  15. Rick

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Annual end of holiday meal for the last nine years. Never disappointed.

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  16. LindaB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a meal in the evening at 6.30pm.Food good and arrived quickly,would go back.Service was good until it got busy and they seemed to struggle keeping up with service and taking orders. We heard they were running out of items off the menu so glad we went earlier. We saw one couple leave obviously having decided they had waited too long, a few tables having to wait long periods to order food or receive their initial drinks or pay their bills including us, I decided to get up and go to the counter having asked twice to pay the bill. They should maybe get another member of staff in or have a few baskets of bread and dips that they could give complimentary to tide people over until the staff can take their orders etc to appease people. Also having walked past during the day for the last couple of days and seeing staff stood chatting it could do with the tables moving at the front and sweeping round to removed cigarette butt's, dog chewed sticks mess etc. Having said what I've said I would go back it just takes a bit of being proactive to make this place better in my humble opinion.

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  17. KeithB

    South Wales

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food choice and quality was very good. No complaints about service, but with hindsight I wished we had been seated downstairs where the restaurant was busy. Upstairs lacked a little atmosphere..

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Booked a table for two. Ordered the lamb shank which was divine, however my partner had the the chicken wrapped in bacon which he enjoyed however the chips was not up to scratch a little over done & soggy. Maybe serve these separate, just an idea.

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  19. DaveL

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was great, we were in the dog friendly part of the restaurant (accommodated at short notice). Service was quick and friendly, food was good and altogether it was really nice evening.

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  20. Orch1da

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Y Sospan. The food was very good and the staff were very helpful about gluten free options. A most enjoyable evening and excellent value for money.

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  21. JenC

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    3rd time dining there, very poor service not sure if that was due to staff shortages but you need to point out when booking online that dogs are not allowed upstairs as a couple in our party brought their dog & had to dine downstairs. The young chap who arrived with our starters didn’t have a clue what the food was so simply just stood there & showed us the plates. My vegan masal curry which I’ve had before simply tasted like a ratatouille rather than a curry. We wanted to order a second round of drinks when the Mail meals came & were good to go queue at the bar. We asked for someone to come over to take the drinks order but nobody bothered. When we went to the bar to pay, there were dirty dishes all around the bar area. Not a good first impression to our friends. Not sure ai would rush back after that experience.

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  22. TheDutchTourist

    North Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hard to find a good diner in Dolgellau. Y Sospan was our no 2

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  23. LauraS

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A lovely meal with a bottle of wine. Just enough on the plate. Servers were very friendly. Only thing was that when we left we realised we were overcharged for the wine. I would return though because I hope it was a genuine error.

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  24. Welshdiner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there because there was pizza in the kids menu. Waitress knew nothing about that - seems the kids menu on the website is well out of date. Son then refused to eat anything on the new menu. Burgers tasted rubbery. My cannelloni seemed to be covered in a thick layer of cheddar. Basically pretty disappointing. The building is lovely.

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  25. ZOELM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere all perfect. Second time we’ve been and will always go back.

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  26. ClareW

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow what can I say, the evening meal was phenomenal! The best lamb shank I’ve ever had, I loved that all the produce was locally sourced too! We returned for breakfast the next morning and the day after to grab some cakes. All the staff are wonderful, with one woman being so incredibly sweet, she served us breakfast and our cakes. The cakes are awesome, huge portions and of high quality. Honestly 10/10 I can not recommend highly enough. We are already planning on returning here when we come back to wales.

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  27. RachelT

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food , helpful , friendly staff , we thoroughly enjoyed our meal , the scallops were delicious and so was everything else we had !! Would definitely return soon !

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  28. peterw

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good location in centre of town, interesting building - former town gaol, fascinating interior with lots of wooden architecture and historical photos and documents. Staff were attentive but not intrusive, good choices of food, well prepared.

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  29. HayleyW

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic meal, we had the ricotta lasagne and chicken wrapped in bacon-the best meal we've had in years, 100% must visit!

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  30. JuliaD

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the scotch egg starter. Really great location. It was great to learn about the history of the old jail house. Service was great too. Wholesome Welsh food. Thank you.

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  31. EifionW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really lovely evening with great food in lovely surroundings. Service was very good and friendly. highly recommend

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  32. HuwR

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always visit Y Sospan when we’re in Dolgellau. Fantastic choice of food and wines available, lovely courteous and friendly staff. Good value for money.

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  33. GregC

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly service, they welcomed our dogs, great tasty food.

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  34. FreddyW

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reservation was confirmed but when arriving only 4 dishes from the menu were available due to a music festival in Dolgellau. A correct customer service would be to inform us upfront about this.

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  35. MrsDuggie

    North Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Fantastic building with corking original features inside - restaurant not so great. Service was prompt and pleasant but waiter didn't know if a wine was sweet or dry and made no effort to find out. Fish and risotto dish was OK but steak overdone, chips soggy and unexceptional puddings billed 'with fresh fruit' came with one sliced strawberry. So the food overall was mediocre at best and, together with nasty plastic-topped tables, meant that the dining experience failed to live up to the charming setting.

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  36. ElaineA

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and good value for money. Would highly recommend.

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  37. IwanD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had excellent food and service. My son had the sirloin steak which was cooked perfectly. Great little place.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing. We were seated straight away. The menu was easy to understand. We both had the same dish as recommended by my friend who was with me. The food was superb and quick to arrive. Dessert was homemade and delicious. Would recommend.

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  39. DonnaB

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The old building was awesome, the staff were friendly and efficient. Food was amazing, definitely recommend the lamb shank, it was absolutely delicious!!

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  40. AlanC

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    From booking everything was very good. We were welcomed very warmly on arrival The lamb shanks were delicious starter and dessert were also very good We will be back in september for another meal. Breakfast on sunday was also very good. Highly recommend to everyone

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FAQs

Y Sospan, Queen's Square, Dolgellau, UK offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01341 423174.

Y Sospan, Queen's Square, Dolgellau, UK is rated 4.5 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

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Google Map for Y Sospan, Queen's Square, Dolgellau, UK

Queen's Square, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1AW

Additional information

  • Area
    Dolgellau
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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