Ricky - The Chef

Ricky – The Chef

Ricky Francis  – the chef – is self taught and is gaining an increasing reputation for what comes out of The Old Rectory on the lake’s kitchens. All his evening meals on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights are cooked to order and wherever possible Ricky uses local produce – indeed we were even mentioned for our fine Celtic beef during a debate on Welsh food in The House of Commons. All dietary requirements can be catered for but do warn us in advance. A three course multi choice meal costs £35 a head.

And it’s not just our guests who are appreciative of what we provide. In his last report the Visit Wales inspector wrote:- “A most enjoyable stay taken with welcome tea on arrival. Dinner was a joy, attentively served, with enjoyable well executed homemade dishes utilising fresh produce.”

We are proud to be associated with local suppliers and our meat and Welsh cheese comes from T J Roberts and Son in Bala.

We are licensed with a small but excellent wine list from Weavers in Nottingham. Our bottled beer – we stock the award winning Snowdonia ale – comes from the Purple Moose Brewery in Porthmadog. The Welsh Whisky Company from Aberdare supply us with all our spirits.

The Orangery

The Orangery


Just as Ricky maintains impeccable atttention to detail when preparing the food he makes sure the kitchen and preparing of all the food adheres to strict hygiene standards.  An inspector rated it four out of five during his last visit. Feel free to click HERE to go to the Old Rectory on the lake’s hygiene record at the Food Standards Agency website.