From coaching inns to country pubs, gastro bars to old-school boozers, Wales is home to an astounding range of places to get your drink on. The only problem is, with so many stunning spots to choose from, it’s easy to spend way too much time searching, and not enough time drinking.
Well, here at Snaptrip, we see it as our duty to get you into the perfect pub as fast as possible. That’s why we’ve the country to bring you the best drinking spots in every single part of Wales. Wherever you are and whatever you’re looking for, be it good food, good beer, or just a great pub to lounge around in, we’ve got you covered. We’ve even helped you make the most of the country’s incredible food scene, by throwing in a bonus best pub for food in every region.
So go on, get out there and find your next wonderful Wales watering hole as soon as possible. If you see anywhere you like, why not make a trip of it, and check out our incredible selection of holiday cottages in Mid Wales.
Best pub in Merionethshire
Name: The Victoria Inn
Best for: Cracking comfort food
Opening times: 8.30am – 11pm
Contact details: 01341 241213
Location: Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2LD
Nestled at the foot of the Rhinog Mountain range, on the banks of the River Artro, this quaint, cosy family run inn is all about doing the simple things in life, really well. The menu is a selection of handmade, homegrown comfort foods, perfect for rewarding yourself after a long, refreshing trek through the surrounding landscape. As for washing your nosh down, you’ll find a vibrant variety of local and international ales, as well as an extensive wine list, with something for all palates. Outside, the expansive beer garden is almost always full of friendly locals, soaking up the surrounding landscape.
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Best pub in Cardiganshire
Name: The Nag’s Head Inn, Abercych
Best for: Feeling like part of the family
Opening times: 12pm – 10.30pm
Contact details: 01239 841200
Location: Abercych, Boncath SA37 0HJ
Owned by a husband and wife team, this country inn has ‘family feel’ written all over it. Prepare to greeted with the warmest of welcomes, as you step inside the old fashioned, wood furnished, stone-floored, oak-beamed bar, and enter the cosiest room in Cych Valley. Once inside, treat yourself to some traditional Welsh food cooked with fresh local ingredients and a whole lot of heart. As for washing down your soul-soothing nosh, there’s an array of local ales, local gins, and specially selected wines, drawn from across the world.
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Best pub in Radnorshire
Name: The Harp Inn
Best for: Cask-conditioned ales
Opening times: 6pm – 11pm
Contact details: 01544 350655
Location: Old Radnor, Presteigne LD8 2RH
Welcome to your next home away from home. Perched atop a sun-soaked hill, overlooking the magical Radnor Valley, this longhouse inn is all about being a place that you can kick back, relax, and really feel at peace in the Wales countryside. Boasting a range of cask-conditioned ales and locally sourced pub grub, this quaint and cosy spot is the perfect place to soak up all the flavours of Mid Wales. Best of all, the surrounding countryside offers a range of brilliant outdoor activities, from fishing to rally driving, giving you no shortage of ways to work up an appetite before heading inside.
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Bonus best pubs for food in Mid-Wales
Name: The Nag’s Head, Garthmyl
Best for: Culinary excellence
Opening times: 11am – 10pm
Contact details: 01686 640600
Location: Garthmyl, Montgomery SY15 6RS
Sitting a stone’s throw from the River Severn, this stylish spot is home to a stunning, open plan dining area, leading onto a perfect sun-trap patio. The only thing more impressive than the decor is their simply astounding cuisine. Producing homemade food to the highest possible standard, the only way to describe this quality of the pub’s cuisine is through its incredible selection of awards, which include being named the best pub in Wales, for two years in a row, and being awarded the coveted AA Rosette award for culinary excellence, for three.
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So there you have it, the very best drinking spots Mid Wales to offer. If you want to see more of Wales’ wonderful watering holes, why not keep your adventure going, and check out: