Review on The Ship Hotel
The cheffing duo of Carol and Matthew Vernan worked in the Michelin-starred kitchen of Plas Bodegroes, Pwllheli before moving a few miles down the road to this village inn on the tip of the Llyn Peninsula. This is very much a tourist and wildlife hotspot, within easy reach of Bardsey Island and nearby bird sanctuaries.
The food here has a pronounced local accent and the Vernans have a feel for native ingredients. To start, there might be a terrine of salmon, Aberdaron crab and laverbread or a salad of grilled local mackerel with smoked bacon, while mains could include noisettes of mountain lamb with Nant Conwy mustard and rosemary sauce or steamed fillet of wild sea bass with scallop and prawn mousse and coconut sauce.
Desserts stay true to the Welsh cause with traditional bara brith and whisky pudding alongside warm chocolate brownie with mint chocolate chip ice cream. Welsh cheeses come with homemade chutney and there are plenty of affordable wines on the list. Note that opening times may be restricted during winter.
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Carol and Matthew Vernan
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express