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Ex-Michelin-starred Plas Bodegroes closes restaurant permanently

Plas Bodegroes, a former Michelin-starred restaurant located in Pwllheli, Gwynedd has permanently closed the doors to its restaurant.

Instead, the grade-II listed building will reopen in the spring to operate as a holiday let only.

Owners Chris and Gunna Chown have run the 18th Century property as a hotel alongside the restaurant since 1986.

However, it was the restaurant that gained the establishment’s highest recognition, twice receiving and holding a Michelin star between 1991-1998 and 2001-2008.

The 10-bedroom property also received accolades for its accommodation arm, being named AA Hotel of the Year for Wales in 2002 and Sawdays Hotel of the Year in 2015.

In a message on the Plas Bodegroes website, the owners said: “We would like to thank all of our staff, and guests from near and far who have enjoyed our hospitality over the years and made Plas Bodegroes such a unique experience. 

“We are reverting the property to a private house. Upon completing the work Plas Bodegroes will be available to let as an entire house.”

The decision has reportedly been some time in the making, as the local council had approved a planning proposal from the owners to change the site from a restaurant-come-hotel into a dwelling house in 2018.

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