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Real Ale in Betws-y-Coed

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Real Ale in Betws-y-Coed

Is there any? And where is the best place to drink it? Any other local pubs within a half hour drive that can be recommended for en evening?

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1. Re: Real Ale in Betws-y-Coed

Camra Good Beer Guide doesn't list anything in the immediate area ....

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2. Re: Real Ale in Betws-y-Coed

Thanks Eleanor,

Yes, I should know this, as I am a Camra member! The Good Beer Guide can be somewhat selective, not all reale ale pubs get in there. It is at the discretion of the local branches, who draw up a list of pubs for submission to the guide. I might drop them a line, their website has nothing in Betws-y-Coed itself;

abercolwyncamra.org.uk/real%20ale%20pubs.htm

Other than that it's back to the old methods - check which way the wind is blowing, and follow your nose.....

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North Wales is pretty much of a real ale desert at the best of times. If you are in Porthmadog you might like to try Spooners on the Ffestiniog Railway station. It serves ales from Purple Moose Brewery.

http://www.purplemoose.co.uk/pmb_home.htm

I've only had their beer in bottles but they were excellent. The pub gets very good write ups and its patronised by FR volunteers who all know and like their beer.

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Thanks Eleanor, that one is definitely on my hit list!

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There are real ale pubs but they tend to be not the ones the visitors find. And there are several microbreweries. Mws Piws (already mentioned), Bragdy Conwy, Great Orme, and at least one in each of Dinbych and Wrecsam.

Look at

northwales.co.uk/features/… - 24k -

For pubs try The Stag at Llangernyw, The Old Ship at Trefriw, The Eagles in Llanrwst.

Pob lwc!

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There is also the Waunfawr Brew pub (next to the Welsh Highland Railway). I've not been there and haven't sampled the ales but again have heard good reports.You could sit on the station and watch the trains....

http://www.snowdonia-park.co.uk/

http://www.welshhighlandrailway.net/

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8. Re: Real Ale in Betws-y-Coed

Thanks for all the replies. Was only up there for a few days, and shame I could not try all the recommendations! Next time.....

As I started the thread, I'll offer my own tips;

Best beer in Betws-y-Coed - Evan Evans in the Glan Aber hotel. The beer range changes regularly, but they seem to know how to keep - and serve - a good pint here. Other mentions for Brains SA in the Pont-y-Pair inn, and Reverend James in the Stables bar - though the beer was a bit gassy for my tastes, I suspect some Co2 injecton was going on.

Was lucky enough to try some Purple Moose Snowdonia in the Black Boy in Caernarfon, and Conwy ales at the Mail Coach in Conwy.

A special mention for the Ty Gwyn in Rowen, as perfect a village inn as you could wish for.

Iechyd da!

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