Local Information

Some handy info about the local area

General Info

Beautiful Aberdovey/ Aberdyfi is our nearest village, and as well as miles of sandy beach there’s pubs, cafes, local grocery shops, galleries, and gift shops. Perfect for pottering around. You can find out more about Aberdyfi and what’s on here.

There is no cash point in Aberdyfi, but you can get cash back at the Post Office or there’s a cash point by the Co-op in nearby Tywyn.

In the current situation what is and isn’t open is changing frequently, so always check with each place before making any plans.

Getting About


The X29 Coastliner bus stops on request at the entrance off the main road.

For buses to Aberdyfi and Tywyn the nearest stop times is Cwrt and you’ll need to stand on the opposite side of the road.

For buses to Machynlleth use the times from Aberdyfi and stand on our side of the road. 

Click here for PDF of X29 Bus Times


If you need a taxi here are some numbers. You’ll need to book in advance.

To/ from Aberdyfi & Tywyn              

Speedy cabs: 07814 363740    

Dyfi cabs: 07831 551538        

Tywyn cabs: 07873 401400

To/ from Machynlleth & Pennal        

Peters Taxis: 07546 486325

Mach Taxis: 01654 702048


The Cambrian Coast railways is not just a way to get to AtoB, but a journey though stunning Welsh scenery. You can catch a train at Aberdovey, Machynlleth or Tywyn.

Remember to check the timetable before travelling. Out of season there are sometime engineering works whihc can affect the days the trains run.

Eating & Drinking

Pubs, cafes and restaurants

Local restaurants are very popular, especially at the weekends and during the summer, and in the lower season have reduced opening hours/days. So we strongly recommend checking and booking in advance. 

Here are some of some recommended pubs, restaurants & cafes/ takeaways:


  • Penhelig Arms Pub & Resturant
  • The Dovey Inn
  • The Britannia Inn
  • Coast Deli & Dining
  • The Sweet Shop Ice Cream
  • Seabreeze Restaurant
  • Coast To Go
  • Walkers Fish & Chips


  • Glan Yr Afon/ The Riverside pub & restaurant


  • Magic Lantern Secret Garden Bar
  • Dysynni Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Salt Marsh Kitchen
  • The Retreat Cafe & Bar
  • Poper Gander Restaurant
  • The Whitehall Pub
  • The Slipway Pub
  • Skippys Fish & Chips

A bit further away

  • George III at Penmaenpool
  • Cross Foxes Bar & Grill – 4 miles outside of Dolgellau
  • Cletwr Cafe – just outside of Machynlleth
  • Cafe Alys – Machynlleth

Many are dog friendly but check with the place or us and we can let you know

Supermarkets/ food shops

There’s a village shop and Spar in Aberdyfi, as well as a good local butcher.

Tywyn Foods in Tywyn does a good range of locally sourced food and bread, and Tywyn Bakery does great bread and amazing chelsea buns! There is also a local butcher, Spar and Co-op supermarket.

In Machynlleth, there’s a good butcher and deli, as well as a Spar and Co-op supermarket.


Local Markets

  • Machynlleth Street Market – weekly on a Wednesday
  • Tywyn Open Air Market – weekly on a Monday from 1st Monday in May to last Monday in September
  • Aberystwyth Farmers Market – 1st & 3rd Saturday each month
  • Dolgellau Farmers Market – 3rd Sunday each month