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Croeso! – Welcome!

The Vaynol Arms restaurant and pub, with a well-established reputation for good food, is situated in picturesque Pentir, at the gateway to Snowdonia. We are ideally positioned to serve the needs of hungry travellers holidaying in the area, or those looking to break their journey en route to the Llŷn Peninsula, Anglesey or Ireland.

Our restaurant is located in a quiet, rural setting, but we are no more than 5 minutes from the Bangor turning off the A55 (Junction 11). Pentir is also only a 15 minutes drive from the foot of Snowdon and the historic town of Caernarfon.

We are proud of our reputation for the quality of our meals, as shown by our favourable independent reviews in print and online. Our dishes use fresh ingredients, sourced locally where possible. The restaurant is reviewed in the Good Pub and Food Guide.

 The Vaynol Arms was originally a part of the Penrhyn Estate, and later was acquired by the Faenol Estate. Sections of the building date back to the mid 1800s.

Behind the restaurant and pub we have a tarmacked car park, covered and heated smoking area, and a beer garden.

We get regular visitors to the Vaynol Arms from all over the world. So why not come over and enjoy great food and drink in a classic country pub with a modern twist.

To pay a visit to The Vaynol Arms
a rural pub with all its charms
a welcoming smile, an atmosphere so divine
a drink to enjoy, be it a beer, or a glass of wine.

Relaxing aura, a menu to peruse
well cooked food, reminds me of my holiday cruise
served by staff, so attentive to your needs
the chef, your taste buds he quickly heads.

Dine indoors or alfresco, it is your choice
the décor so peaceful, makes one rejoice
so homely it feels, serenity and calms
happiness abounds at The Vaynol Arms.

Thank you for your visit
Please call again.
– George Hare

Tel: 01248 362896

Dave & Karen would like to extend a warm welcome to the Vaynol Arms, where you can be assured of great food and drink with excellent service.

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday :
12:00 – 14:30
17:30 – 23:00

Sunday :
12:00 – 22:30

Food served 7 days a week

Monday – Saturday :
12:00 – 14:00
17:30 – 21:00

Sunday : 
12:00 – 20:00

Free Wi-Fi connection available!

Families welcome.

Dogs welcome in public bar.

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Croeso i Dafarn y Faenol

Yn wreiddiol ‘roedd Tafarn y Faenol, Pentir, yn rhan o stad Penrhyn, ond yn ddiweddarach daeth yn rhan o stad y Faenol. Mae rhannau o’r adeilad yn dyddio’n ôl i ganol y 1800au, er mae ychwanegiadau wedi digwydd ar wahanol adegau dros y blynyddoedd.

Yn Nhafarn y Faenol rydym yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o gwrw traddodiadol. Hefyd mae gennym restr win cynhwysfawr, sydd bob amser ar gael.

Yn y bwyty cewch ddewis o fwydlen a la carte eang, a’r “Specials” dyddiol i’ch temtio. Neu os hoffech mai croeso i chwi bwyta yn y lolfa.

Peidiwch â bod ofn gofyn am rywbeth nad yw ar y fwydlen – mi wnawn bob amser drio gofalu am eich gofynion.

Edrychwn ymlaen yn fawr at eich cwmni yn y dyfodol agos.