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US$6 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous meal at The Grouse, post-lockdown. Superb views from the outdoor balcony, friendly staff and great service. Will definitely be going back!

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Superb, brilliant, gorgeous, friendly, covid safe, scummy and more... First time I've gone to a pub wearing loads of winter warmth layers, beanie hat and uber warm Muck boot wellies! All very much needed as meal was outside only due to covid restrictions. Sat on...the terrace, under covers, looking over the river whilst the sun set on the mountains. Service was friendly, efficient & attentive. Shared starters of red potato fries - big portion, well cooked & delicious. Mains: a special of Beef Madras with rice - rich, spicy and very tender beef, house chicken curry with rice - moist, tender chicken and another cracking sauce. Puddings of: sticky toffee pud & vanilla ice cream - superb sauce, soft sponge & flavoursome ice cream. Plus bread & butter pud with custard - seriously great, reminded me of school days, but this was way better. Overall - faultless and well worth a visit - we will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place and great service!! Stopped for after a brief visit to take my recently bereaved Father In Law out for a treat. The staff were so welcoming and warm. Both my hubby and Father in Law had the lamb stew I the...lasagna. Fabulous home cooked meals. Can’t wait to visit. Again Thank youMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 12 November 2020 via mobile

Great lunch with my dog today .... simple pub menu, well cooked, decent portions. A decent pint of beer and water for my dog. Really welcoming team (Covid appropriate measures) and a very pleasant ambiance in the various rooms in the pub and on the...outdoor deck. Beautiful views too. Why haven’t I stopped here before!, passed the sign and turning to the village for years - will go back before Christmas on my next trip to Conway. Thank you ...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 7 October 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here - sat outside looking over at the river. Had a one way system in place and hand sanitiser available, Table was cleaned prior to us sitting down. We had chicken and leak pie and the special grouse chicken curry -...we both couldn’t fault the food which was delicious. Definitely will go back and looking forward to tasting other meals off the menuMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020

We called in on spec just before 1300hrs and requested a table, but none available until 1500hrs. No problem for us so we went away and returned about 5 to 10 minutes before out allocated booked table time. Shock Horror, they had given our table...for 4 away! We waited a further 25 minutes after our allocated time and eventually we got a table. Well we waited and waited and 25 minutes later we managed to order. BY this time we were hungry and very thirsty. Our drinks came by a waitress NOT wearing a face mask and she lifted our drinks from the tray to the table. We did expect to be able to lift the drinks ourselves! As this was the first time my wife and myself had dared to eat out as we have been Covid sheltering due to our age, we were far from happy. Our Daughters meal was far from satisfactory as her choice of vegetarian spag bol was swilling in very thin watery sauce. The other three meals were OK, nothing special, but quite acceptable. Anyway, the outside terrace had a very nice view overlooking the river, but the service was well below par and NOT very safe in Covid days! This was Saturday 19th SeptemberMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020 via mobile

Just dropped in for a drink and was kept waiting outside to go through Covid protocols. Fine with that but Took ages with staff acknowledging we were there but did not come over to us for ages. Had one drink and left after hearing the...waitress take a booking call and being quite strident. Limited menu and poor beer choiceMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020

Brilliant to see a pub managing covid regulations really well. Very well organised, easy to view menu upon scanning the QR code. Friendly staff, tasty food, good portions, well presented & great views. Couldn't ask for more! There were 9 of us (2 families) spread...over 2 tables & the place was busy, but food arrived in a reasonable time. As it was a Sun evening they'd had a busy day & a few things were sold out but that was no problem because they told us right at the beginning rather than some places that wait until you order which is frustration. Well done! Great food & great location!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020

After a walk along the river in very hot sunshine we decided to have lunch here. Most of the tables were already booked but we were offered a lovely table overlooking the river providing we were able to vacate it before 2pm as it was...booked then. As it was only 12 30pm this was not a problem so thank you to the staff for accommodating us. The food was served quite quickly and was hot and very tasty. All the hygiene rules were in place and we felt quite safe. The only tiny criticism is that the potions were a bit too big for us for lunch time and would have preferred a choice of something a little smaller. Having said that, a chap at a table near us had a starter that looked as big as our main course and then a main afterwards so perhaps we are the odd ones out!!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020

Another lovely visit to The Grouse. The staff are so lovely and attentive. We arrived before our booking time but it was no problem we were made to feel very welcome and all the changes due to covid were fully explained our arrival. The food...was fantastic, we had the Lamb marsala, cooked beautifully and the presentation was fab .Thoroughly enjoyable experience and as always wewould highly recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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26 December 2018|
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Response from Des G | Reviewed this property |
Hi not sure about gluten free but do vegetarian, sure if you ask them they will help, I found them so friendly & helpfull. Wish I lived closer would eat there every day!
Lucy-Ann H
22 October 2017|
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Response from davidE1536AA | Reviewed this property |
To be honest I'd give them a ring just in case it changes in the Autumn and Winter. If it suits you, then you could book a table to avoid disappointment.
jane j
21 September 2017|
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Response from bbrereton1610 | Reviewed this property |
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  • The Grouse Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5