Salutation Square & Hercules Hall
There are a couple of dining options in this area, being the Town Hall Self Service Restaurant and the Ice Cream Parlour.
The Town Hall serve freshly prepared meals every day, as well as a selection of sandwiches, salads and cakes. They also serve a great Sunday Lunch. The Town Hall Self Service Restaurant is part of the same building as Hercules Hall, where we host our weddings, Christmas parties and a host of other events.
The Ice Cream parlour offers a good choice of freshly produced ice creams as well as coffee and cakes.
There are several types of accommodation in this area, hotel bedrooms and self catering cottages. The hotel bedrooms include Upper and Lower Trinity, both with a double room, leading onto a single room, a lounge with bay windows overlooking the Central Piazza, and bathrooms with bath and shower.
Next door are Neptune 1 and Neptune Suite, located above the Golden Dragon bookshop. Neptune 1 is a Village Standard room; Neptune Suite has a separate sitting room.
Another serviced suite in this area is Arches Suite, with a double bedroom, twin bedroom, bathroom, shower room and sitting room.
Self-catering cottages include Angel and Upper Arches. Angel cottage was built in 1925; in fact this was Clough's first building at Portmeirion. It is located directly opposite the entrance to the Hercules Hall. The cottage has a double room, two single rooms, a kitchen lounge and 2 bathrooms.
Upper Arches is situated above the ice cream parlour on the top floor, and has a single room, double room, sitting room, dining room and bathroom.
Things To Do: -
There is an audio visual presentation narrated by Clough Williams-Ellis located off Salutation Place (open March to November). Father Christmas has his workshop in this building during December.
Outside the Audio Visual the Forest Train departs for a tour of the Gwyllt woodlands past the Chinese Lake and various monuments both ancient and modern. The driver provides a commentary on these features.
Below the Trinity and Neptune block are 2 shops, Pot Jam and Golden Dragon. These were originally garages for accommodation but were converted into shops in the 1950s and 1960s.
Pot Jam sells a wide variety of local produce. It also stocks a range of wines and Penderyn Welsh Whiskey amongst other items.
The Golden Dragon on the other hand is the Village bookshop. Selling books based on Portmeirion as well as general novels, it covers a wide genre.
The walk up to the Chinese Lake starts by the Audio Visual, and makes its way under the site of the old Castle; however these paths are steep and uneven in places.