Ynyshir Hall, settled in a secluded corner of Wales, was once owned by Queen Victoria. It is located by the Dovey Estury and shares its location with the RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve. In 2010 the restaurant at Ynyshir Hall earned its first Michelin star. It has held 3 AA Rosettes for a number of years.
The restaurant itself is intimate, with the walls decorated with paintings by local artist Rob Reen. There are three large windows overlooking the garden with the Cambrian Mountains in the distance. As well as the main restaurant there are two private dining rooms. The Morning Room has a grand fireplace and a large Victorian, high Gothic style bay window opening out onto the 14 acre gardens. The room was once a study and still has high, glass fronted bookcases that are now home to the hotel’s art deco dinner service. The room seats fifteen people. The other private dining room is The Dining Room which also has its walls adorned with paintings by Rob Reen. The Dining Room seats 25 people.
There is a selection of different menus: a Sunday lunch menu, a bar snacks menu, an exclusive lunch menu that requires that customers give three days notice, an afternoon tea menu, an a la carte menu and the Chef’s tasting menu. The kitchen has a large garden which produces herbs, salads, soft fruit, asparagus and baby veg. Samphire, wood sorrel, wild garlic and other wild foods are foraged locally. Wild salmon is caught in the local rivers and the local area has a wealth of game and venison. The pork is organic, the chicken and beef are free range.
Tel: 01654 781209
Address: Ynyshir Hall, Eglwysfach, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 8TA