We had high hopes, as this was a sister pub to The Station, but it didin’t quite hit the mark. Advertised as a traditional pub, it had too much of a food bias to hit that note for us, and the barman made us feel as welcome as a dose of the clap, so we didn’t stay long. It wasn’t awful, by any means, but just didn’t feel great.
Pub on the site of an old bakery in the middle of town; it looks old, but it was built around 1980 with a lot of reclaimed material.
Sister pub to The Erskine Arms and the same things are evident: slightly posh pub food (which was again excellent), extensive real ale choice, friendly staff. Again, there was a noticeable food bias, but you could just come for a drink- several people were.
A bit of a ‘spoons-a-like, this, unsurpising, given The Palladium nearby. Part of the Stonegate pubco chain.
Cheap pub food and beer, and an opened-out interior of what seems to be quite an old pub. Friendly staff, Ok beer (limited choice, but in good order), locals who tolerated us sitting in “their” seats until we left!
Quiet pub in a quiet street. Pleasant enough, decent beer, staff, and locals, but too many sofas (too low for me these days!). Seemed to be something of a local’s pub. 3 ales on offer.
A ‘spoons. A spoons in a very grand building, and on a grand scale, but still a ‘spoons, so you know what you’ll get: the standard food menu (albeit with some nice-looking Welsh additions), cheap, decentish wine and beer.
As it happened, the beer was great, the food as per usual, and the staff pleasant. You could do worse.
Original post here.
Nothing much has changed- I didn’t have to get my beer changed this time though. Staff great, food great, beer fine, still potentially busy.
We’ve been here before- many times, but it’s never got blogged before. It’s right by the Great Orme Tramway station, and supposedly Llandudno’s oldest pub, dating from before the town was a resort. Traditional inside, a real fire, great food, and OK beer (beer was in good condition, but was Greene King). Pop quiz on Tuesdays (we came last…). Another pub in Llandudno that gets very crowded at busy times.
I love pier bars. Hell, I love piers, and I like drinking, so it’s a good combination, and as they go (often fairly terrible, to be fair), this isn’t bad, in a smallish pavillion at the end of the pier. No ale, but bearable lager. No toilets either- or at least, they’re a short walk across the boards, which is a bit cold in November. Great views over the sea and the Orme, and it was handy to await the firework display.
I’d been here before, but before PubBlog existed.
We’d been on a trip round the Orme. and this was the first pub we came to. It’s a traditional pub, with a restaurant upstairs- but you can eat in the bar too. Wine was fine, but my Pedigree was off- but it was changed without question, so no problem there. Despite it being October in Wales, we sat outside. Staff were friendly, and when we returned later in the week, the food was excellent too- but very popular, so it gets busy.