Cider Pub Guide to North Wales

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The guide to pubs selling Real Cider in North Wales, including the counties of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Denbigh, and Flint. 20 so far, plus 1 off-licence.

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Conwy

Conwy

  • The Castle Hotel High Street, Conwy, Conwy County, LL32 8DB. Tel: (01492) 582800.

Westons Old Rosie in summer only.

  • Conwy Fine Wines, 19 High Street, Conwy, Conwy County, LL32 8DE. Tel: (01492) 573050.

Off-licence with reasonable range of Thatchers, Westons and Dunkertons bottles.

Llandudno

  • The Palladium, 7 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, LL30 2DD. Tel: (01492) 863920.

Wetherspoon in central Llandudno with standard selection of bag-in-a-box and bottles. Amazing building - an old converted theatre attractively restored by the pub chain.

  • Penrhyn Arms, Pendre Road, Penrhynside, LL30 3BY. Tel: (01492) 541569.

Abercolwyn Branch of Camra's Pub of the year 2005 and Cider Pub of the Year 2006... and a clear contender for the best cider pub in the whole of Wales. At least one guest cider/perry always available, but in August 2006, they had (simultaneously) 1 x Ralphs, 1 x Westons, 1 x Sams, an unidentified Stoke Red and an unidentified perry all on draught, plus a handful of bottles. Cheese evening on Thursday - bring your own cheese and try everyone else's. A few miles out of Llandudno - print a map before you go! (Roughly: follow the B5115 coast road east, then double back on yourself at the roundabout in Penrhyn Bay, and take the turning by the 'Welcome to Llandudno' arch. Turn immediately left again into Pendre Road and it's along there.) Parking can be difficult so get there under your own steam if possible.

Colwyn Bay

  • Park Hotel, Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 7PS

Westons Old Rosie.

  • Pier Bar Colwyn Bay Pier, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29.

Westons Old Rosie.

  • Picture House, 24 - 26 Prince's Drive, Colwyn Bay, Conwy, LL29 8LA. Tel: (01492) 535286.

A Wetherspoons serving Westons products.

Old Colwyn

  • Plough Hotel, 282 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 9LN. Tel: (01492) 515387.

Gwatkins.

  • Red Lion, 385 Abergele Road, Old Colwyn, Conwy, LL29 9PL. Tel: (01492) 515042.

Gwatkins.

Denbighshire

Llangynhafal

  • The Golden Lion, Llangynhafal, Denbighshire, LL16 4LN. Tel: (01824) 790451.

Now serves Westons Old Rosie, but they are looking to have other Ciders if they can source them. Now have Rosie's triple D and Wicked Wasp available.

Glyndyfrdwy

  • The Sun, Glyndyfrdwy, Denbighshire, LL219HG. Tel: (01490) 430517.

on the A5 around 5 miles west of Llangollen has started stocking a range of bottled cider and is planning to try some cider in a box in the next few weeks once sourced.

Llandegla

  • The Willows, Pen-y-stryt, Llandegla, Denbighshire, LL11 3AG. Tel: (01978) 790237.

Has Rosie's triple D cider - nice restaurant.

Llanarmon-yn-Iâl

  • Raven Inn, Ffordd Rhiw Ial, Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Nr. Mold, Denbighshire, CH7 4QE. Tel: (01824) 780833.

Has both Rosie's triple D (Dry) and Rosie's Black Bart (Sweet) real cider.

Rhyl

  • Crown Bard, Rhuddlan Road, Rhyl, Denbighshire, LL18 2RL. Tel: (01978) 338465.

Westons Old Rosie an Enterprise Inn do not expect anything other than Westons. Near to Retail Park.

Flintshire

Halkyn

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* Blue Bell Inn, Rhosesmor Road, Halkyn, Flintshire, CH8 8DL. Tel: (01978) 755672.

Built in the mid 1700s at the crossroads of two old coaching routes, the Blue Bell Inn is purportedly named after a local privateer's boat the "Blue Bell". Legend has it that he was later caught and hanged for his piracy and is thought to be buried a few hundred yards away in the cemetery next to Halkyn Castle.

The pub is an independent, family run, award winning freehouse enjoyed by walkers, riders, cyclists, folk and jazz musicians and locals alike. At 850 feet we are near the top of Halkyn Mountain with spectacular 60 mile views over the Dee & Mersey rivers to the distant Cumbrian mountains & Pennine hills. Real fires in winter add to the warm welcome. They've had hundreds of different cask ales and their own locally brewed and Welsh session Blue Bell Bitter is always on, along with other regularly changing real ales, ciders and perries including our their own Rosie's Blue Bell Cider. Food is a mixture of locally sourced, home-made and traditional meals ranging from lighter bites to those that challenge the hungry.

Steve Hughes at the scratter
Check out the web site for more events and what beers, ciders and perries are on now and coming soon.
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Some of the ciders, piders and perries to date include: their own Rosie's Bell Bell Cider Batch I (batch II in the brew), Allen Medium Cider 6%, Gwynt-y-Ddraig Black Dragon Cider 6.5%, Blakeney Red Perry 6.4%, Brains Moorcroft Thorn Perry 6%, Bristol Ciderworks 6%, Broom Farm Rum Cask Med Cider 7.5%, Broom Farmhouse Cider 6.5%, Broom Farmhouse Perry 6%, Cassels Stock Cider 7%, CJ's Dry Seidr 8%, CJ's Medium Seidr 8%, CJ's The Invergorden 8%, Dan Y Graig Cider 6%, Gwynt y Ddraig Barnstormer Dry Seidr 6.7%, Hartland's Medium Perry 6.5%, Hartland's Farmhouse Perry 6.5%, Haymaker Med Cider 6.8%, Hecks Port Wine Cider 6.5%, Holder Malvern Hills Perry 7%, Malvern Hills Perry 7%, Mr Whiteheads Cirrus Minor 5%, Newtons Organic Perry 7%, Newtons Pider 7.2%, Old Barn Cider 7.2%, Oliver's Medium Cider 7%, Ralph's Blakeney Red Perry 6%, Ralph's Medium Cider 6.5%, Ralph's Medium Cider 7.8%, Ralph's Perry 6%, Rosie's Triple D Seidr 7.1%, [Rosie's Wicked Wasp Seidr]], Seidr Dai Perry 6.5%, Seidr O Sir (med dry) Maes Edwy 7.1%, Seidr O Sir (med sweet) 6.7%, Seidr O Sir 6.2%, Seidr O Sir Betws 7.1%, Seidr O Sir Vilberie 7%, Severn Sider Whisky Cask Finish Perry 7.4%, Severn Sider Perry 7.4%, Springfield Sledgehammer Dry Cider 8.2%, Toloja Guinevere 8%, Troggi Dry Seidr 6.8%, Troggi Dry Seidr 7.5%, Troggi Glen Grant Dry Seidr 7%, Troggi Perry 6.5%, Troggi Seidr 7%, Ty Gwyn Cider 6.2%, Westons 1st Quality Cider 5%, Westons Bounds Brand Cider 4.8%, Westons Herefordshire Perry 4.5%, Westons Organic Vintage Cider 7.3%, Westons Traditional Scrumpy 6%, Wiscombe Suicider 8%, WM Watkins 7% Pider, WM Watkins Oak Barrel Cider 7% and WM Watkins Perry 6%.

Regards, Steve Marquis

Good Pub Guide - Good Beer Guide - Cask Marque - Sunday Telegraph Top 10 Country Pubs 2008. Regional Pub of the Year 2008 and Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2007 for the 12 CAMRA areas covering North Wales, Cheshire & Merseyside. Good Cider Guide - Cider Pub of the Year 2008 & 2007 - nominated for National Cider & Perry Pub of the Year 2006, 2007 & 2008.

Mold

  • Golden Cape, 8 Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1ES. Tel: (01352) 705920.

A JD Wetherspoons Outlet Westons Cider & Perry plus Bottled Cider situated near to the Cross. There is an off-licence four doors further south with a variety of Bottled Ciders well worth the visit. Details to follow.

Gwynedd

Bangor

  • The Tap and Spile, Garth Road, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2SW. Tel: (01248) 370835.

Westons Old Rosie from 20 litre box (tell them to shake it if you go, they always let it settle). All year round.

  • The Black Bull Inn, 107 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1NS. Tel: (01248) 3879000.

A JD Wetherspoon pub selling various bottled Westons.


Ffestiniog Railway

The Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways sell bottled Gwynt-y-Ddraig real cider on board their trains.


Llŷn Peninsula

  • Tafarn y Plu, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, LL52 0SH. Tel: (01766) 523276.

A Grade II listed traditional Welsh inn that stands directly opposite former prime minister David Lloyd George's boyhood home in Llanystumdwy near Criccieth. It specialises in Welsh products and stocks Gwynt y Ddraig's award winning Orchard Gold cider, as well as a rotating choice of traditional, still, farm crafted cider from the catalogue of the Welsh Perry and Cider Association.

Rhyd Dhu

  • Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd, LL54 6TL. Tel: (01766) 890321.

Bottled Westons Organic and Organic Vintage (pricy). Busy, slightly chaotic, but friendly pub on the western edge of Snowdon. Extensive bookcase. About 300 yards from the Welsh Highland Railway station.

Tremadog

  • Golden Fleece Inn, Market Place, Tremadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9RB. Tel: (01766) 512421.

Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox on 10/04/12. CiderMike 12:03, 13 April 2012 (UTC)


Welsh Highland Railway

The Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways sell bottled Gwynt-y-Ddraig real cider on board their trains.

Other sites

Though dedicated cider outlets in North Wales are few and far between, there are of course the usual supermarkets suspects.


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