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Y Sospan Dolgellau

Y Sospan Dolgellau

Y Sospan Dolgellau


Y Sospan café has something for everyone and is open throughout the day serving breakfast to lunchtime meals/ take away meal. The cafe offers a large selecion of sandwiches, baguettes, toasted Sanwiches, wraps and Ciabbatta or you can choose from a large range of homemade cakes and a lovely Massimo segafredo coffee for an afternoon treat.

Main meals and salads that are served all day and in the evening Y Sospan is transformed into a Welsh Bistro offering a bit of Wales to it customers and have great specials on the menu which prove very popular.

Y Sospan has two floors that can seat up to 80 people in total. The upstairs restaurant is perfect for private party and can offer a set menu that suit your party and price range and will work with you to create the perfect menu for your party and can also offer a Buffet Menu for a more informal evening or luncheon.

Built at the start of the 17th Century, the role of Y Sospan was somewhat different from the restaurant and tea rooms format it takes today. The original building was the old courthouse and headquarters of the public administration and in the basement of the building are the old cells which housed local miscreants.

The building did serve food, but only as last suppers. That’s right – Y Sospan used to house the local goal.(Jail). Depicted on the walls is a scene of various ways that prisoners were tried during events such as the Witch Trials – where drowning was used. The courts believed if the women drowned, then they were considered as mortals – if they flew out of the water, then they were witches...

Also on the walls are various pieces of history – including news reports of jail breaks – something that adds to the wonderful character that is Y Sospan.

Speciality: Welsh Bistro

Covers: 80


Sarah Williams

01341 422269


Queens Square,
LL40 2AB



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Map reference: SH 744182  Lat: 52.74698 Long: -3.86110