|Woburn Hill Hotel
Tel No: 01407 711 388
Fax No: 01407 711 190
For me, a weekend in Wales is spiritually akin to a pilgrimage to Rome. I understand that a Pope once said that three pilgrimages to Bardsey Island were of equal merit with one to Rome. I think that’s a bit too exclusive and like to think that one trip to North Wales should cover several lifetimes worth of Papal blessings. Making me a saint. Or at least Venerable.
While the Royal Prince declared his love for Kate Middleton I opted for a trip to Anglesey. Finding somewhere to stay was easier than I thought it would be and I was able to secure a room at the lovely Woburn Hill Hotel in Cemaes Bay.
Of course being one of those people that likes to plan where to eat while away just as much as they like to spontaneously turn up a some fish restaurant in some sleepy countryside village, it comes as no surprise that I researched the Woburn Hill’s menu well before I’d even sent off the booking request. The thing that sold it for me was the menu included a MIXED GRILL and regular readers will be familiar with my quest for the ultimate mixed grill.
Ah! Goodness! Meaty grilled goodness.
The Woburn’s mixed grill includes:
- Rump steak (win)
- Gammon steak (win)
- Pork steak (unusual but win!)
- Lamb cutlet (delicious and perfect)
- Kidney (oh yes)
- Sausage (naturally)
- Mushrooms (of course)
- Onion rings (essential)
- Tomato (win again!)
- BLACK PUDDING (WIN!)
all served with chips.
A perfect mix of grilled meats. Had it had some liver, it may have even further exceeded my already exceeded expectations. A fantastic selection that just filled me to bursting point. A meal that left me fully sated and unable to even consider pudding.
Anyway, the restaurant….the restaurant is open to non-residents and serves meals from daily from 6:30pm onwards. There are many other dishes to choose from with special diets catered for and specials every day. The staff are keen, attentive and very friendly and the atmosphere is just perfect.
Try as I might I simply could not fault the hotel or the restaurant. It just goes to prove that a place does not have to be extortionate, overly fancy or in the business of serving poncey “micro meals” to be fantastic.
For food, I think the mixed grill was the best and most obvious choice for me. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I think it will be hard to beat judging by the mixed grills I’ve seen at other places.
Being objective, the other meals looked delicious too and I would most definitely dine there again. In fact the rooms at the hotel are really spacious and comfortable with a really tasty Full Breakfast served in the mornings. Eating there was pleasant, staying there was pleasant, and the area of North Anglesey is a place I could recommend to anyone looking for a weekend away.
Total score: 90%