The Oyster Catcher Restaurant at Rhosneigr

by Wil
(Anglesey Hidden Gem)

Constructing The New Rhosneigr Oyster Catcher

Constructing The New Rhosneigr Oyster Catcher

Dear Gentle Reader

It was always sad for locals and regular visitors to Rhosneigr to see the old Maelog Lake Hotel get old and ... well, be a redundant feature of this wonderful beach village.

It has already been mentioned among my many pages that I hold the White Eagle Pub in Rhoscolyn as a wonderful example of a fine Anglesey eating place.

Yet, this was itself in danger not too many years ago. It nearly ended up as a block of flats. However, it was saved for the Nation ... Saved for Anglesey, anyway

The Timpson Family, the shoe people - who clearly love Anglesey - chose to invest in a major refurbishment. We now have a wonderfully welcoming restaurant pub with excellent food.

Clearly a discriminating family, they have now chosen to re-build the old Maelog Lake Hotel.

How they ever managed to get such an innovatve design for these environs past our councillors is quite amazing. But here we are. A few months away from the opening of the newly designed and fabulous looking building.

For those of you who are fans of Grand Designs you will recognise it immediately as a Huf Haus.

The Oyster Catcher - a renaming - looks fabulously distinctive with its glass and wood frame.

It is the abundance of outside balconies overlooking Rhosneigr's Broad Beach that will make it a magical place for those gloriously beautiful Anglesey Summer evening meals.

I really can't wait.


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Aug 18, 2017
Very good
by: BryanP

Ate here twice whilst on holiday in Rhosneigr this week.
Both times good food good service excellent views from upstairs restaurant.

Jul 05, 2017
by: Anonymous

Best scollops I have had for a long time perfectly cooked

Jun 04, 2017
Great location, food and staff
by: Janet

Very impressed, catering for the whole family with all our different tastes in food.

Feb 12, 2015
So Lucky
by: Alison

I have a static caravan at the back of Rhosneiger. How lucky we are to have such an innovative concept within walking distance to enjoy a sundowner cocktail and watch the sun go down.

I love the way each season there is a tweak and something new appears at the Oyster Catcher. From beach huts to ski chalet bar and child friendly outside bar area its exactly what young families want.

I am a granny and love that all generations chill out here. My family love it. Its exactly what Anglesey requires to sustain its tourist trade as the next generation do not want plastic tablecloth twee tea shops.

It is what it is ...a training restaurant so don't expect too much from the food. It does fit the bill though as a beach side restaurant that is for families and family friendly bar areas for evening frolics. keep up the good vibes Timpsons.

Aug 13, 2014
Disappointed Again!
by: Gill Leigh

We first visited in 2012. My husband booked as a surprise for my birthday. All 4 of us were told our first choices of food were not available! Tonight we visited for the 2nd time. What a surprise! The choices for starters were not available! It had only just opened for evening customers too. We shall not be going again, totally spoiled it. Great concept though.

Mar 03, 2014
Lunchtime 2 March
by: Anonymous

Came here for the day and decided to have lunch at the Oyster Catcher. My husband settled for Haddock but I had the crab tart as a main course. So light and delicious, one of the most pleasant lunches I've had in ages.

Staff were all friendly and helpful, the building is bright and airy and the views, especially towards the mountains were spectacular.

We have booked a house for late this year and are looking forward to more delicious meals.

Aug 09, 2013
Love It
by: Peter Vella

Hi Wil

Came in search of a quiet and secluded beach.

Never been to this area before and I found what I was I looking for. Weather wasn't too kind, but spent the afternoon on the beach anyway.


The bonus was the Oyster Catcher. Great building. Great atmosphere. Love the beach huts!

Hope to go back regularly. Locals and visitors are all very lucky to have all this on the doorstep....


Peter Vella

Aug 22, 2012
Oyster Catcher
by: Wil from Anglesey Hidden gem

Dear Anonymous

I hear what you're saying and you may well be right. However, I've learned a bit about The Oyster Catcher and it is what is, and was intended to be.

The Timpson family have the fabulous older sister pub at the White Eagle in Rhoscolyn. That has a specific clientele and its menu serves their expectations.

The Oyster Catcher is a restaurant designed to serve a beach side clientele. The menu reflects that. I don't think it aspires to be more than it is. A place to feed the family.

I must tell you that every time I've travelled past it since it was opened - afternoon or evening - the car park is full or near full.

So it is what it is and clearly the car park occupation shows that it has an appeal.

Rhosneigr is growing beautifully and some nice restaurants and bistros reflect the eclectic group of visitors who come there and spend their money.

I'll be honest with you, I really wish there was somewhere similar in Trearddur Bay.

There used to be the Sea Shanty and it was always full. It was basic food but it was a place to seek cover and a meal in when it rained. It was an affordable beach cafe.

I'd be pleased if visitors would leave their names with their comments because I've had some vicious, inappropriate observations about the Oyster Catcher. I have my suspicions about who is doing it and I've banned them.

Anglesey Hidden Gem is a place to highlight the new, the best and most interesting about the Island of Anglesey.

I want people to come to enjoy Anglesey and spend their money here. I want far more money available to spend on Social Services.

Sorry to sound irritable.


Aug 22, 2012
Just ok
by: Anonymous

Ate here twice, food is just ok nothing at all special. We found it very noisey, difficult to hold a conversation.

Nice views and an interesting building,if a little out of place. Worth a visit if you are passing but dont go out of your way.

Apr 20, 2012
Catch a Glorious View
by: Wil from Anglesey Hidden gem

Dear Visitor

I think that the Oyster Catcher is the best thing that's happened to Rhosneigr for a very long time.

It looks absolutely wonderful and thinking about what you say, it is rather obvious, isn't it?

There again, can you imagine a hot sunny day, blue sky, Maelog Lake sparkling in the near distance and the hum and tinkle of people having a lovely time.

The open balconies will make it one of the very best restaurants on Anglesey.

How's that for a vote of support?

No need though. it is underpinned by a solid communitarian value that will create a wonderful synergy with nature and the community for the benefit of Rhosneigr and Anglesey.


P.S. Go lightly on the chorizo. Please.


Apr 20, 2012
No Broad Beach View
by: Anonymous

As someone involved closely with the Oyster Catcher, I feel unfortunately obliged to correct that you cannot see Broad Beach from the balconies at the Oyster Catcher; they could not be built high enough.

Although you will not be able to see Broad Beach, there will still be a spectacular view of Maelog Lake.

There are even plans to move some power lines currently detracting from the view.

Warmest regards

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