Pubs in North Wales
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Whether it's a quiet drink or a party atmosphere with music and live entertainment North Wales pubs offer both ends of the spectrum.
For traditional pub grub, bar snacks, two for one deals or Sunday roasts there is a choice of venues. Booking for meals is often advised as even the more rural pubs can get busy in high season, while many pubs in bustling tourist areas are open all day.
With special dietary requests a feature of modern life there are pubs offering everything from vegetarian to gluten free dishes on the menu. Most now also have easy access for the disabled.
There are out of the way pubs in Snowdonia, riverside pubs in Llangollen and karaoke pubs in Rhyl. You'll find pub quiz nights, and pubs geared up for big sports events with wide screen Sky TV.
There from town centre taverns with pool tables and darts matches and country inns with overnight accommodation and landscaped gardens.
You'll find the Black Horse and the Old Bull, the Fat Cat and the Golden Lion. Seek out the Yacht Inn or the Ship Inn, the Royal Oak and the Yew Tree, the Rising Sun or The Star.
For real ale and cask beers the region has some tempting offerings with a famous collection of Welsh brews from Brains thirst quenchers in Cardiff to Brecon County Ale. There are several local breweries in North Wales and a small number of home brew pubs. Try Taffy's Tipple at the Jolly Brewer in Wrexham or Welsh Highland Bitter from Snowdonia Brewery served from the tap at The Snowdonia Hotel. Visitors to Porthmadog will discover beers from the Purple Moose Brewery, while over in Wrexham, The Plassey ales go down a treat, with not just a brewery, but a pub, restaurant, camping and a craft centre on The Plassey site not far from the National Trust's Erddig Hall.
Other North Wales pubs serve real ales from breweries in Denbigh, Conwy Brewery, The Great Orme Brewery and Facer's Splendid bitter from Flint.
It is impossible to list all the eating and drinking houses here, but visitors will find friendly pubs offering a warm welcome in every part of North Wales from Chirk to Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Loggerheads.