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 West Wales.
Best pub in Pembrokeshire
Name: The Jolly Sailor
Best for: An unbeatable beer garden
Opening times: 12am -11pm
Contact details: 01646 600378
Location: Milford Haven SA73 1NY
Image Credit: The Jolly Sailor
Sitting on the edge of the Cleddau River for over 150 years, this incredible country pub is built around its beer garden. Almost two dozen well-spaced tables come with panoramic views of the emerald water, stretching out in all directions, lapping gently against the gorgeous Welsh coast. With a location this stunning, this spectacular pub really doesn’t have to offer much else. But, that doesn’t stop them also being home to an incredible selection of sumptuous ales and an extensive wine list catering to any and all tastes. Not to mention, an excellent selection of traditional pub food, the perfect accompaniment to the unbeatable view.
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Best pub in Carmarthenshire
Name: The Black Lion
Best for: A fairytale feel
Opening times: 12pm – 11pm
Contact details: 01558 685271
Location: B4310, Carmarthen SA32 7SN
Image Credit: The Black Lion
If you get around to visiting this gorgeous village pub, and we really hope you do, we think you’ll agree that there’s only one word for it: adorable. Nestled in the picture-perfect village of Abergorlech, amongst idyllic Welsh fields, and beneath crisp Welsh skies, this family-run drinking spot couldn’t get cosier if it tried. Home to low-beamed wooden ceilings, the light crackle of an open fire, and well-worn furnishings garnished lit by flickering candlelight, if you’re looking to add a sprinkle of old-world magic to Wales getaway, then you’ll struggle to find a more perfect place.
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Best pub in Ceredigion
Name: Ffostrasol Arms
Best for: A traditional coaching inn
Opening times: 11am – midnight
Contact details: 01239 851348
Location: Llandysul SA44 4SY
Image Credit: Wales Online
It’s not hard to describe what this traditionally styled pub and historic former coaching inn tries to be: a real, down to earth, boozer. It’s also not hard to see that it manages, spectacularly. While this homey watering hole ought to be an overpriced tourist trap, but it remains a proper pub, with proper ale. Expect to be surrounded by friendly local faces and a range of fantastic local and imported beers. While sipping your perfectly poured pint, why not enjoy a game of pool, snooker, or darts. Once you’ve worked up an appetite showing off your skills, have a look at their extensive food menu, all made fresh to order.
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Bonus best pub for food in West Wales
Name: The Griffin
Best for: A blissful setting
Opening times: 12pm – 11pm
Contact details: 01646 636227
Location: Dale, Haverfordwest SA62 3RB
Image Credit: The Griffin
It’s hard to imagine a more blissful setting than this. Settled on the edge of the Irish Sea, the stunning spot sits in a fishing village so scenic, it looks like it was stolen from the front of a picture postcard. As well as an impressive collection of delicious drinks, it should be no surprise what this unmissable pub specialises in – locally caught seafood. Its menu is dictated, almost entirely, by whatever the sea provides. Home to a vast range of mouthwatering dishes, from mackerel to scallops, turbot to lobster, if you’re looking to take your palate on a tour of the ocean, then this idyllic eatery is the ideal place.
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So there you have it, the very best drinking spots West 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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