In Llandrillo we are very much spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out:
The Village Pub, The Dudley Arms run by Mark and Julie, is dog friendly, serves excellent home-cooked meals, (check out the steak and kidney pie) and real ale. https://dudley-arms.wales/
Next, you have a wonderful restaurant The Berwyn where your hosts Ivor and Debbie prepare and cook amazing meals in an intimate, relaxed and incredibly friendly atmosphere, check out their hundreds of reviews on Trip Advisor and make sure you save room for the puddings! Open Thursday to Sunday booking advised Tel: 01490 440550
And finally we have Tyddn LLan, a michelin star restaurant, if you are looking for something special this might just be it. https://www.tyddynllan.co.uk
Or, if you fancy a take away you can get home made Thai food from the village shop.
In the surrounding villages there are also a range of excellent places to eat, in Llandderfel The Bryntirion Inn. www.bryntirioninn.co.uk or Pale Hall www.palehall.co.uk , in Cynwyd The Blue Lion www.thebluelioncynwyd.co.uk , in Bala Plas yn Dre www.plasyndre.co.uk
Exploration and adventure
As well as a wonderful choice for eating out Rhyd Gethin Barn is perfectly placed to explore much of North Wales and Snowdonia with its breathtaking landscapes, history and legend, there is something for everyone.
Bala Adventure and Watersports Centre - www.balawatersports.com
National White Water Rafting Centre - www.nationalwhitewatercentre.co.uk
Off Road motorcycling - www.mickextanceexperience.com
Mountain Bike Riding - check out Mountain Bike Wales for detailed information, but there are four centres within easy reach of Rhyd Gethin Barn - Coed Llandegla www.oneplanetadventure.com / Coed y Brenin - www.beicsbrenin.co.uk / Revolution Bike Park - www.revolutionbikepark.co.uk / Antur Stiniog - www.anturstiniog.com
Y Berwyn National Nature Reserve - Just step out of the door, Y Berwyn NNR covers nearly 8,000 hectares of open moorland within the Berwyn Mountain Range , and this vast area is not only home to many wildlife species, it also has a rich archaeological heritage.
Moel Ty Uchaf - above Llandrillo, an unusual site which may have had a burial and ritual function. On a clear day the views are extensive, with an mpressive skyline: SE to Cadair Bronwen; SW to Aran ridge; W to Arenig; and NW to the Carneddau in eastern Snowdonia.
Cadair Berwyn - again step out of the door, the highest mountain in Wales outside of the National Parks a good days walking and you could combine it with a walk across to Pistyll Rhaeadr the longest drop waterfall in England and Wales. An enchanting waterfall in the Berwyn Mountains which is spectacular after heavy rainfall. Or, for the less energetic its a 40 minute drive down the dramatic scenery of the Berwyn Pass Road (B4391) from Bala.
For birdwatchers and walkers there are two nearby lakes with RSPB Centres, Lake Vrynwy https://www.lake-vyrnwy.com with its iconic water tower and Llyn Brenig http://www.llyn-brenig.co.uk which last year (2018) had its first successful breeding of a pair of Ospreys, on a platform in the middle of the lake, both are about 40 minutes away with wonderful walks, cafes, birds and wildlife, Clocaenog Forest http://www.hiraethog.org.uk/about-the-area/clocaenog-forest by Llyn Brenig also boasts red squirrels.
Zip Wires, Caverns and Forest Adventure in North Wales - www.zipworld.co.uk and www.go-below.co.uk