The Daffodil Inn

4.6
289 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Please Note: Owing to the impact of Social Distancing we are currently unable to take bookings for parties larger than 8.

The Daffodil is a Michelin-awarded food-led country pub, with high quality Shepherd's Hut accommodation (bookable on Air B&B) in the pretty rural village of Penrhiwllan. Located 4 miles from Newcastle Emlyn, midway between Cardigan, Carmarthen & Aberystwyth, it's an ideal location for a few days rest or a relaxing meal in scenic surroundings.

Food at The Daffodil is freshly prepared using the best quality local produce wherever possible. The menu, available to guests eating in the restaurant, bar areas and outside decking over-looking the unspoilt valley incorporates dishes appropriate for full three-course dining and for those wishing for more traditional bar-meal-style dining. Guests can watch our chefs working in full view in our gallery kitchen, or enjoy the unspoilt view across the valley, eating on the south-facing decking.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 289 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SianE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome. Very tasteful decor and a relaxing atmosphere even though the rest. was full. Sunday lunch was amazing - the best lamb and gravy we've ever tasted! Compliments to the chef! The young staff were very attentive but not obvious. We will definately be back soon!

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Tarae
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, lovely food and great atmosphere

CM
ColinM
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our first meals out after lockdown and it was very enjoyable. Lovely environment and the host was extremely welcoming from start to finish. The food was imaginative, delicious and of great quality. A lovely evening and highly recommended.

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CraigS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyable evening with friends and family. Food was lovely and well cooked. Friendly and helpful service.

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent gastro lunch time meal. Highly recommend

JD
JD11
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food. Of particular note were the delicious pigs cheek starter and the pollock which was a ‘special’ and perfectly cooked. Fabulous view. We ate under a blue sky with buzzards and kites soaring overhead. Highly recommended.

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Aijhdm
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dog friendly, lovely place and setting,nice people,good food, be back again soon.

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margaretj
Wales
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

In difficult times they kept up their very high standards.
Superb covid awareness maintained at all times.

LW
LorettaW
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience1

Visit was disappointing
Food was good but staff were rude and atmosphere was poor. Visit was nowhere near as last Visit
further to this we have received a prompt call from management offering an acceptable explanation . Thank you. 🙏

GM
GailM
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dined with friends during lunch hour. I had the vegetarian option which was falafel and it was beautiful. Good choice of vegetarian meals which is a bonus. Lovely calm atmosphere and we didn’t feel rushed at all. All the staff were friendly and there was good distance between tables.

JM
JustM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Thoroughly recommend for any occasion.

LA
LouisaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely staff, very welcoming.
Food was gorgeous and massive portions!

SJ
SimonJ
Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. If the praline panna cotta is on the desert specials try it, it’s lovely.

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Catkin
Mid Wales
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The Steak was very good, the venison sausages lovely with creamy mash and the fish and chip delicious. Lovely sticky toffee pudding. Great service. Will be back.

JW
JillW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent time, staff very attentive, great food choice & well cooked. Would definitely recommend.

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YvonneL
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the daffodil is superb. Go there often.

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garethh
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Another enjoyable evening at the Daffodil Inn. Friendly staff, very good food , fish and chips was a very large portion though. Good value for money, would recommend.

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karenp
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Well organised from entry, ringing the bell for your arrival, one way system. Staff welcoming and attentive. Food delicious, good portion sizes and value for money. All in all a lovely evening

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OpenTable Diner
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely food. Great venue but waiting staff sadly bit lacking. We had to fight for their attention for drinks and we gave up trying to order a dessert!

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BobbyC
Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the food and service were exceptional. Cannot fault them one bit. Already booked our next meal with them

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Catkin
Mid Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a good experience at the Daffodil. Service was great, friendly atmosphere. Food was very good delicious. Will be going back soon.

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PatriciaR
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely place and atmosphere. Really enjoyed our Sunday lunch and friendly service.

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LizL
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly welcome. Covid restrictions in place. Delicious Sunday roasts served in quiet corner of pub. Would be interested to re-visit during the week to sample daily menu. Will probably book again later this week.

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Jojo23
Mid Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and enjoyable atmosphere. Waitress was excellent.

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Sparkles
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch in a beautiful setting. Great food & service

LC
LesleyC
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Strogonoff was excellent and desserts heavenly. Staff attentive and helpful. Really good Covid 19 precautions in place. Thoroughly recommend.

LC
LeeC
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never been here but must say we will be back, welcome was great , service was excellent, food superb.

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SarahL
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service staff we’re welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious! Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner for a great friend first time to go to the Daffodil and certainly will not be our last so looking forward to next time the food was amazing the staff so so friendly Deg Allan o deg (10/10) 😃😃

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John
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Well cooked food and great service. A few more vegetarian options would be welcome.

JK
JellyK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Beautiful views lovely decor and friendly staff. Great value for money, only very slight disappointment was the vegetarian selection not very inspiring and nothing very hearty after a day of walking. Veg meal was significantly smaller than everyone’s meat main course. However we would go back again as quality was fab!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great lunch outside. We all enjoyed our food choices from an extensive menu. Great staff, warm & accommodating, they could not have done more. Really hot on CV health & safety measures. A lovely time was had by all. Already booked to take friends there again. Feel really fortunate to have this as our ‘local’.

JD
JulieD
Wales
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing visit to the Daffodil...
After being late due to traffic, the team at the Daffodil were so accommodating...
If you're coming down West this place is a definite must ❤❤
Thank you Alex & the team x

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Catkin
Mid Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went on a very sunny could have done with an umbrella. The service and food was very good the family all enjoyed it. They made the dogs welcome and provided water for them. Overall a good visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my wife, daughter and future son-in-law for a meal. On arrival the host was very welcoming and set the scene. All the staff were, knowledgeable, polite and attentive. The food was amazing and I say that as a retired chef who has worked in some high class venues. I have been a few times before and am yet to be disappointed! I just look for an occasion or an excuse to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time visiting on holiday and will always come back !

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Cadi
Wales
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always have amazing time here, food is fantastic and the staff are lovely.

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AngelaM
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

My husband and I had the sharing fish platter. We were expecting lovely fresh fish but it seemed to be all cooked frozen fish. Bit disappointing.
Our children enjoyed their meals, huge portions. Chicken goujons were abit over cooked and tough. They loved their puddings!
Great service with a warm welcome. Good COVID restrictions.

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CatherineS
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Beautiful location but our experience was spoilt by the service and lack of value for money. The waiters did not seem to be very well informed and when I asked for a small change to the menu I was informed rather snootily that there would be a supplement. I do not feel I should be charged extra for vegetables. My main course was good although my husband's was bland. Overall disappointing.

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John
Mid Wales
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very good re layout for covid. Price should have included vegetables and potatoes overcooked.
Scallops were well overpriced for what they were.

FAQs

The Daffodil Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01559 370343.

The Daffodil Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.