Garndolbenmaen, recognized informally as Garn, is a town in the area of Gwynedd, Wales. It lies near the A487, roughly 6 miles north west of Porthmadog, in the community of Dolbenmaen, which has a population of 1,300. The closest villages are Dolbenmaen as well as Bryncir. The Papur Bro, the local Welsh language paper, is called Y Ffynnon (The Source/Spring). Blaen y Cae recording workshops are located in the village, where Pep Le Pew's cd, Un tro yn y Gorllewin as well as the last cd by Gwyneth Glyn, Wyneb Dros Dro, were recorded. The producer as well as musician Dyl Mei additionally stays in Garndolbenmaen. About 50 pupils attend Ysgol Gynradd Garndolbenmaen, numerous students take a trip from close-by towns consisting of Pant Glas, Bryncir, Cwm Pennant and also Golan. The number of pupils attending the school has actually stayed consistent over the past two decades. Many of the old cottages in Garndolbenmaen have been become vacation houses. There is a bar in the town, the Cross Foxes (this is now shut). However at the turn of the 20th century there were a number of bars including the Cross Pipes and Dafarn Faig, this was located on the "lôn gefn" (back road) leading to Bryncir. The Gwynedd region councillor for the Dolbenmaen ward, Steve Churchman, a participant of the Liberal Democrats, is the postmaster as well as he made use of to run a small shop (this is currently closed).