“ Address: Cemmaes / Machynlleth SY20 9PR/ Powys / Wales „
We visit Wales very regularly and we were starving a few weeks ago and we stopped off at the Penrhos Arms. Now this is a beautiful looking pub which is on the main road as you pass through the villages of Powys. Cemmaes is very pretty and very small so you have to keep an eye out for it but if you are heading towards Machynlleth then it will be on your left.
There is a small car park but you can park in the village and walk if there is no room. The hotel itself is made from beautiful stone and looks just like the picture above. As you walk in the front door you can go left to the bar or right into the restaurant which is what we did. There are plenty of tables and the room is very rustic with the stone showing and to be honest looks like a traditional pub. There is also a huge beer garden with a massive grass area for kids to play. This is where we sat.
The drinks on offer are standard pub drinks and the food is standard pub food but a lot of it is homemade. Dave went for the vegetable lasagne which was delicious. I went for chicken curry which I have to admit was only ok but it was not homemade and you could tell that it was mass produced food brought in. Still I ate it.
Then we had puddings which were delicious. Crumble and sticky toffee pudding and they were lovely!!! All in all it cost us just under £30 for our two course meal and drinks which I do not think is too bad really. It really is a charming place to eat although I would always go for the menu items which state they are homemade.
I cannot comment on the hotel as I have never stayed there. The other thing to mention is that the staff are lovely and you can have a real laugh with them. There is also a darts board in the bar which was fun to play. I beat Dave if anybody is interested!!!
It is worth a look if you are in this part of the country but the village is very small so I wouldn't make a massive trip out.