Pubs in Wales

If your weekend isn't complete without visiting a watering hole, or maybe you just need to let off some steam on a random Wednesday, these are the boozers that you can always trust to make your day. Boasting cosy interiors, beautiful beer gardens, local ales and grub made from the finest Welsh produce, here's our definitive list of the best pubs in Wales. 

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Caerphilly: Kings Arms

The Kings Arms has everything you need for a casual day out at your friendly neighbourhood local. Enjoy cask cider and a rotating selection of ales, as well as sports screenings and a huge menu that boasts some of the best pub food in Wales – from chicken wings to loaded burgers. 

Bridgend: Hunters Lodge

You can always expect a warm welcome from The Hunters lodge; they pride themselves on providing a friendly atmosphere for people to feel at home while among the community. In the sunnier months, days are best spent in the grass-covered garden area – but no matter where you're sitting, be sure to grab a bite from the pocket-friendly food menu. 

Bangor: The Castle

As one of the best pubs in North Wales, expect artisanal craft beers, incredible pizzas and a winning atmosphere every day of the week. Aside from stellar food and drink, there's also live music guaranteed to enhance any outing. 

Penarth: Railway Hotel

The Railway Hotel is a dog-friendly drinkers' den that also happens to be one of the best country pubs in South Wales. Colourful interiors with modern touches make up this bolthole's slick aesthetic, while still feeling traditional and homely. The large food menu features lasagne, a mixed grill, seafood pie and desserts you can't refuse.