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 North Wales.
Best pub in Anglesey
Name: The Bull
Best for: Mixing past and present
Opening times: 11am – 11pm
Contact details: 01248 810329
Location: Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP
One of the good pub guide’s most highly rated drinking spots, if you’re looking to step back through time, but don’t want to say goodbye to our modern luxuries, then this stylish seaside escape is for you. Dating all the way back to the Early Renaissance, this 16th century inn combines fascinating history with contemporary comfort. While its gorgeous low-beamed ceilings and roaring log fire have seen centuries of incredible events, including visits from the likes of Charles Dickens and Samuel Johnson, its elegant modern stylings and sumptuous food are the very best of the 21st century.
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Best pub in Flintshire and Denbighshire
Name: The Dinorben Arms
Best for: A pint with a view
Opening times: 11am – 11pm
Contact details: 01745 775090
Location: Bodfari LL16 4DA
With Wales serving up some of the most staggering sights in all of Britain, like rolling tree-topped hills sprinkled with unmissable Cymry magic, why stay cooped up inside where you can’t enjoy them? Especially when this recently refurbished village pub offers the perfect enjoy them, with a delicious cask ale in hand. Its beautiful beer garden offers fantastic, far-reaching views out across the Denbighshire countryside. What’s more, it’s no less appealing inside. The large, open-plan bar comes complete with a roaring open fire, and squishy leather armchairs, making guests feel like their laying back in the comfort of their own living room.
Best pub in Caernarfonshire
Name: Ty Coch Inn
Best for: A unique and tranquil location
Opening times: 11am – 10pm
Contact details: 01758 720498
Location: Porthdinllaen, Porthdinllaen, LL53 6DB
Resting upon a thin ribbon of unspoilt land, stretching into the Irish Sea, this stunning shoreside spot is one of only two dozen buildings in the tiny coastal settlement of Porthdinllaen. But, while its location may be modest, its reputation certainly isn’t. While many pubs claim to be one of the best in the world, this wonderful watering hole can actually prove it. Officially named one of the best beach bars on the planet, you can enjoy luscious locally sourced real ales while gazing out across one of the most jaw-dropping views in Britain: out across the tranquil Welsh ocean and toward Yr Eifl and Snowdonia.
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Bonus best pubs for food in North Wales
Name: The Cottage Loaf
Best for: Undiscovered gourmet sensations
Opening times: 11am-11pm
Contact details: 01492 870762
Location: Market St, Llandudno LL30 2SR
What would you expect from a proper Welsh country pub? Well, a crackling fire, of course. Perhaps low-beamed ceilings above welcoming wooden furniture? Not to mention, cracking cask ales alongside hearty homemade food, served by a friendly face. Well, this delightful drinking spot has all of this, and more, making you feel like you’ve stepped inside an old Welsh fairytale. The only surprise is just how sensational its hearty homemade food is. This astounding hidden gem serves up simply spectacular pub classics with a mouthwatering gourmet twist. Locally sourced where possible, much of the meat comes from the local butchers located literally next door.
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So there you have it, the very best drinking spots North Wales to offer. If you want to see more of Wales’ wonderful watering holes, why not keep your adventure going, and check out:
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