• Food & Drink
"Let's face it: if you and I have the same capabilities, the same energy, the same staff, if the only thing that's different between you and me is the products we can get, and I can get a better product than you, I'm going to be a better chef." - Thomas Keller, The French Laundry / Per Se
It all starts with ingredients. We are fortunate here. We have one of the World's great natural larders around us, and its our job to get that food to you in its prime.
We couldn't do it without our suppliers giving us access to those raw ingredients. Welsh where possible, and ideally from within 50 miles of the kitchen door.
We can't list everybody, but below are some of the fascinating people who help make this happen. Diolch i pawb!
- Will Lloyd Williams - award-winning butcher of the parish
- Tony and Gwen Burgess - free-range Welsh eggs
- Gill's Plaice - fishmongers of Aberdyfi
- Andy Tudor - Welshpool fruit and veg
- Theo Bond and Richard Harries - Caws Cymru
- Brian and Rose - Rhydlewis Smokery
- Pete, Imogen, Diana, Owain and other local foragers and growers
- David Coy - Welsh Quality Meats
- John and Mary Hursey - Mary's Farmhouse
- Lechwedd Meats - superb pork and bacon
- Tegid the milk - Dyfi Dairy
And to wash it all down.....
- Tanya Herbert - Penarth Estate
- Bruce Kendrick - Liberty Wines
- Sean Appleton-Davies - Terry Platt Wines
- Simon Freeman - Tanners wine merchants
- Doug Wregg - Les Caves de Pyrenes
- Carlsberg UK
- Conwy Ales
- Wye Valley Brewery
Not forgetting Mum for the plantsmithing!
We hope you visit to enjoy the fruits of our labours - its a passion with us all.
"Celui qui se perd dans sa passion a moins perdu que celui qui perd sa passion" ("He who loses himself in his passion has lost less than he who loses his passion') - MichealL Bras, from St. Augustine
The menu represents a personal distillation of nearly 30 years experience of cooking (and a lot more eating!). It is based very firmly on our fantastic Welsh produce, which I believe cannot be bettered anywhere in the world.
We endeavour to treat it with the respect it deserves, not masking flavour for the sake of cleverness or complication.
Gareth follows the Slow Food Principles of "Good, Clean and Fair" and will never knowingly allow G.M. 'freaky food' to be used in our kitchens.
Bar & Wines
The Wynnstay stocks real ales from the length and breadth of Wales as well as one or two from across the border.
Amongst the most regular attenders are Brains' "Reverend James" and Greene Kings' "I.P.A."
The only music in the bar is from occasional impromptu renditions by local or visiting choirs or performers - piped tunes are right out.
Public bar opening is 12noon to 2.30pm and 6pm to 11pm though residents get much more relaxed hours. Parties may arrange for a late bar if they do so well in advance.
Yet more arduous testing has gone into the latest revision of our wine list. Lots of old favourites are still there, such as the Black River wines from Patagonia, but now there are some new ones to try.
From the "wriggly tin" of New Zealand's Tinpot Hut to the "Mad House" in Italy's Piemonte, all our wines have been passed by the management.
Bar closing times
The Hotel bar normally closes at 11pm, 10.30 pm on Sundays but may remain open later at the discretion of the duty manager.
If you wish to have a later bar, please advise us in advance - so that we can ensure that we have staff to cover that.
A Big 'HELLO' from the Pizzeria, we’re the less formal side of the Wynnstay.
But don’t get the wrong idea, we’re just as passionate about the food and service we provide, just ask the Times (yes…The Times) who have voted us the best pizzeria in the UK 2 years running.
All our pizzas are hand thrown and made to order using the finest ingredients to recreate both the Italian classics and a few of our own Welsh innovations.
Have we mentioned the wood-fired oven? No? Well we have now!
We look forward to seeing you for fun and great food…
'The Pizza Crew'
Hotel Meal Times
Breakfast 7.30am – 9.30am
Lunchtime Menu (Mon-Sat) & Sunday Lunch Menu 12pm – 2pm
Evening Menu 6.30pm – 9pm
Pizzeria Meal Times
4.30pm - 9.30pm
Closed Sundays and Mondays