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 South Wales. If you’ve left your trip to the last minute, but are still dreaming of a Wales getaway then worry not, just check out our superb selection of last-minute holiday cottages in South Wales.
Best pub in Brecknockshire
Name: The Felin Fach Griffin
Best for: Enjoying life at a slower pace
Opening times: 11am – 11pm
Contact details: 01874 620111
Location: Felinfach, Brecon LD3 0UB
You’ve got to admit, life is pretty hectic. From time to time, we all need to step back, sit down, and enjoy the world at a slower pace. Nestled in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, this cosy country inn is all about living life in a lower gear. Just looking at its’ warm, welcoming exterior will cause you to unclench. Inside, you’ll snuggle down on a soft sofa, surrounded by quaint, cottage stylings, and enjoy a perfect pint of local ale or simple serving of scrumptious comfort food. The only danger here is that after a couple of incredible hours in front of its roaring log fire, it can be hard to find the motivation to tear yourself away.
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Best pub in Glamorganshire
Name: The Cambrian Tap
Best for: A classic bar with a modern twist
Opening times: 12pm – 11pm
Contact details: 029 2064 4952
Location: 51 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1AD
Set in the heart of Wales’ most exciting city, this top-notch pub lives up to its inspiring location. A place where timeless elegance meets 21st-century style, they serve up a classic British bar experience with a terrific modern twist. Even the humble pork pie has had a makeover, picking up a range of exciting new flavours and exhilarating toppings that you’ll have to head on over to discover. As for ales, you’ll have a whopping 18 draught taps to choose from, drawn from the best breweries in Wales and beyond.
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Best pub in Monmouthshire
Name: The Lion Inn Trellech
Best for: A true village local
Opening times: 12pm – 12am
Contact details: 01600 860322
Location: Trelleck, Monmouth NP25 4PA
Lying in the heart of one of South Wales’ most picture-perfect valleys, this 16th-century inn is the definition of a village local. The only traditional inn left in the ancient community of Trellech, it looks like it was taken from an age-old travellers tale. Two rooms are home to two wooden fires below beautiful exposed wood beams. One room houses the restaurant, serving wholesome and heart-warming pub grub, while the other is the traditional village bar, where you can always expect to find a smiling selection of real village locals.
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Bonus best pubs for food in South Wales
Name: Bunch Of Grapes
Best for: Lucious locally grown nosh
Opening times: 11am – 11.30pm
Contact details: 01443 402934
Location: Ynysangharad Rd, Pontypridd CF37 4DA
A lot of pubs brag about using mainly local produce, but this stunning spot has got even the best of them beat, growing much of their magnificent menu actually on site! Their team of award-winning chefs butcher their own meat, produce a variety of their own vegetables, and every morning the pub is alive with the smell of freshly baked bread. There’s no shortage of ways to wash their delicious dishes down, as they also boast the largest selection of ale in the area. What’s more, their hard work has not gone unnoticed, as they’ve won CAMRA awards, including the coveted title of Wales’ pub of the year.
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So there you have it, the very best drinking spots South Wales to offer. If you want to see more of Wales’ wonderful watering holes, why not keep your adventure going, and check out: