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“Didn't eat but the beer was very good.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ship and Castle Pub

The Ship and Castle Pub
Ranked #41 of 148 Restaurants in Aberystwyth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Drinks, Serves Alcohol, Television
Solihull
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Didn't eat but the beer was very good.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

I travelled with a group of friends to Aberystwyth and on the first night, after tea, we all piled into the Ship and Castle. I was so glad we did because it is a pub that reminded me of the good old days, where pubs didn't necessarily have loud music, where the beer was real and varied and the pool table worked.

I would recommend visitors to this pub if you like old fashioned pubs with a friendly atmosphere, reasonable beer prices, a good selection of real ales and pleasant service.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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English first
Derby
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3 reviews
“Must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

A mix of students, locals and visitors. Best range of beers (and cider) in the town. Well kept and served.

Visited July 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Visited this lovely little pub recently when visiting Wales on a short break, brilliant range of drinks, real ales and the owner is very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsVlpool
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Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent pub with great ales!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

A popular pub with both students and the locals, this is a great place to come out for a drink and play some pool if the table isn't busy (it usually is).

The pub has won CAMRA awards and other pub of the year type awards and for good reason, there is always a good selection of guest ales alongside a handful of your standard IPAs, lagers and ciders.

The service is great, particularly the owner who is always friendly and will offer you to sample an ale before you commit to a pint,

Inside you'll also find a jukebox, where I normally put a mix of horrendous 80s tunes on.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank qwertyfly
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Ales”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

My favourite pub in all of Wales hands down, with a brilliant selection of ales that always change and Black dragon of tap. Always popular at night, calmer during the day which is the perfect time to have a couple of pints and play pool. The Ale and Cider festival is fantastic looking forward to the next one,
Staff are always friendly

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Stokely90
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