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The Ship and Castle Pub

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1 High Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1JG, Wales
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
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1 High Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1JG, Wales
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

I was staying nearby in Aberystwyth for an evening and thought I'd scout out a few local pubs. I'm generally looking for pubs with a good, friendly atmosphere and and decent selection of real ale or craft beer, and the Ship and Castle didn't disappoint...More

2  Thank Tim C
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is the best real ale traditional pub in Aber but frankly from what I experienced it doesn't have a lot to beat. However in saying that this is a very decent pub and would stand up to stiffer competition was any to be offered....More

Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Best trad pub we could find in town. Although there is hardly any competition we were surprised by the poor standard of public houses in the small city, but this please was fine.

Thank D H
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Traditional pub located just a short walk away from Great Darkgate Street (turn left after the Market Hall and you'll soon get there). Serves a very good range of real ale and guest lagers too. Well worth a visit if in town and you like...More

Thank russellhp
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Proper pub, real beer and cider, though does not seem to be the same on offer night to night, as they constantly rotate their guest beers. There were a dozen of us and everyone marked it 10 for quality of beer. Do not visit unless...More

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 18 May 2016

A great selection of real ales to be had here. Its a pleasure to find a landlord that obviously has the real Ale knowledge! The Butty Bach is to die for...Give it a go you will not be dissappointed

Thank SalopianStar
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I'm originally from Canada and have told anyone who will listen about this pub. It's where I had my first real cider and first tastes of proper ales about 4 years ago (all kept in excellent condition). The bar staff are knowledgeable and always willing...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 12 March 2016

A proper Public House, great range of quality beers and lagers, varied clientele, locals and students.

1  Thank dafpj1
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Great pub in the heart of aber fantastic selection of real ales bubie Bach was my personal favourite Great atmosphere with a landlord who knew his ales and beers and how to treat his customers A true gem of a pub Enjoy

Thank Monkyboy
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Most probably the finest real ale pub in Aber... Amazing Mr Porkys pork scratchings... Does that count as food... Who cares ...great staff... Great beer choice... Great ambience.

1  Thank Ifel
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3 June 2016|
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Response from Ian W | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have just seen this question. As others have said, it is not really geared up for families. at least on Friday and Saturday nights. It is very friendly, I just visit when it is packed!
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Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 1 High Street, Aberystwyth SY23 1JG, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Ceredigion  >  Aberystwyth
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