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While staying for a few days in Wales we were told that we must visit Bessy's and try the Bass beer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne-marie M
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Loved it!

Where do I start? No draft beers, just excellent pints of Bass poured from a jug through a serving... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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| Gwaun Valley, Pontfaen SA65 9SE, Wales
+44 1348 881305
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All reviews bass the pub step back in time crisps beer garden well worth the visit living room serving hatch an institution jug barrel dyffryn landlady ale dog draft pembrokeshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying for a few days in Wales we were told that we must visit Bessy's and try the Bass beer and experience the pub in the hope that we would meet Bessy off we went, well it was an interesting journey from Newport direction...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne-marie M
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Where do I start? No draft beers, just excellent pints of Bass poured from a jug through a serving hatch in what appears to be Bessie's living room! Bessie has apparantly ran this pub for over 60 years - and nothing has changed in that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This cannot be beaten. A wonderful experience. Anyone who does not appreciate this experience simply doesn’t understand. Best pint in Pembrokeshire in a truly stunning location.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jjwmain
Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you're in the area, then you have absolutely got to go to Bessies, even if you're not in the area then you need to change things and get there. The only choice of beer is Bass, served via a glass jug straight off the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheStarofWoo
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Bessies is what pubs used to be, the front room of a house with beer served via a jug through a hatch in the wall, half dozen locals sitting In front of a log fire telling stories and Making fun. We were made so welcome...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Daveshent
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We stayed two doors from here. The day we went for a beer a Welsh Male Voice Choir turned up. It was Amazing Only beer is served and no crisps but what an experence.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bemebeme
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Bass served all day from the barrels or bottled beer or traditional cider also on draft. Run by Bessie, her son and granddaughter serve behind the bar along with a lot of other family members. Inside is a little room with a hatch in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Caz R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Bessie a legend in her lifetime. Nothing but praise for the best pint of Bass in Uk. A must visit for anyone who likes nostalgia. We go back every time we are in Pembroke. It was nice to see Bessie at 88 still the landlady...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank Peter I
Reviewed 9 June 2018

If you've taken the trouble to find this, then chances are that like me you will absolutely love it..

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank trevorc28
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Called in after along and interesting walk got a lovely pint of Bass served through a hatch by a jug by her granddaughter if you wanted another drink you had to ring a bell it was like going back sixtey years Bessi was in a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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2 October 2017|
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Response from Chrissie M |
It's proper name is The Dyffryn Arms. the good pub guide lists it as Pontfaen, Fishguard, Cwm Gwaun, Wales, SA65 9SE - different post code to the last contributor. but ask anyone - its a local institution
Linda F
12 February 2017|
Response from StevePenfro |
I'll be quite honest, I wouldn't bank on it. The mainstay is ale , served from a jug. There will be a few bottles of lager and possibly Cider. The pub is in a rather isolated, very rural and beautiful location and is a trip... More
29 June 2015|
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Response from Erylvet | Reviewed this property |
Whenever you fancy a pint you'll be served (so long as the kitchen light is on)