5 Of The Best CAMRA Recommended Local Pubs


Pubs across North Wales have once again proved a hit with CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) who are continuing to add to their selection of great pubs with a superb selection of real ales. Twenty new pubs have been added across the region, bringing North Wales' total to 88 pubs that are featured in the Good Beer Guide 2018. The following are a taste of 5 of the pubs that are local to us that made it into CAMRA's 45th edition of the Good Beer Guide. All of the pubs mentioned are within a 20 to 30 minute drive of Pen-y-Bryn Farm & Holiday Cottages.

  • The Bay Hop in Colwyn Bay is open every evening except Mondays, they serve a wide range of real ales, ciders and rare beer from Wales and around the world. They also have their own microbrewery and offer a take home service on some drinks. For more information, please click here to visit the facebook page.

  • The Liverpool Arms sits on Conwy waterfront with breathtaking views of the estuary and Conwy Castle. It boasts the largest beer garden in Wales which stretches along Conwy Quay. It is open 7 days a week and offers quiz nights, live band nights and well behaved dogs are always welcome, inside and out. For more information, please click here to visit the website.

  • Bar 236 in Prestatyn source their ales from award winning micro breweries and make all of their cocktails from scratch. They also offer a quirky menu full of specialist hot dogs, Pieminster Pies and other traditional, home made light bites. Food is served from Wednesday to Sunday. For more information, please click here to visit the website.

  • The King's Head in Llandudno is situated at the foot of the Great Orme Tramway. Open 7 days a week, this family and pet friendly pub offers a selection of home made food, tapas, traditional pub classics and Sunday roasts. Booking is advisable but walk-ins are welcome. Real ales can be enjoyed in the beer garden or by the roaring fire. For more information, please click here to visit the facebook page.

  • Mold Alehouse is a micropub, in Mold and was the first micropub in North Wales! They serve a range of real ale, cider and wine and were the Vale of Clwyd CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017. For more information, please click here to visit the website.

No matter what real ale takes your fancy, you are sure to find the perfect setting to enjoy it in from our selection of the pubs chosen by CAMRA. Some of the pubs will even offer a selection of ales to take away that you can enjoy back at your holiday cottage! To find out more about our 4 holiday cottages and large farmhouse, please click here. Bluebell Cottage and Primrose Cottage are pet friendly, as is our farmhouse. Ask us for more information – a refundable damages deposit is required. To check our availability calendar, please click here. We look forward to welcoming you to Pen-y-Bryn Farm & Holiday Cottages.


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