10 Great Coastal Pubs ....28/07/2016
12:33, 6 JUL 2016 UPDATED 12:33, 6 JUL 2016
BY LORNA DORAN
This is an article from Wales Online - it can be viewed here
Find a great pub near the beach and it's an added bonus when you can stay over.
It means you can drink without worrying about driving home and you can enjoy the seaside view all over again in the morning.
While there are scores of pubs with rooms in Wales these ones close to beaches really caught our eye:
The Ship Inn, Tresaith
Just a stone’s throw from Tresaith beach, the Ship Inn has a heated terrace ideal for dolphin-spotting while enjoying a drink or bite to eat. The menu focuses on fresh seafood sourced locally, while a range of cask ales and wines are also on offer. And look, at the view! All four bedrooms have fabulous views of the sea.
Where: Tresaith, Ceredigion SA43 2JL
The Gladstone, Dwygyfylchi
There are coastal and sea views from the restaurant and bar of The Gladstone which serves a family-friendly menu, while the bar has a ‘local’ atmosphere and a range of CAMRA award-winning cask ales. Upstairs, there are six boutique-style bedrooms with accommodation a notch above the usual B+B.
Where : Dwygyfylchi, Conwy LL34 6PS
The Penwig, New Quay
All rooms have a view across the beach and Cardigan Bay, and you can also enjoy it from the large, outside area. And if you’re lucky, you might catch the dolphins jumping in the bay !
The Penwig offers home-cooked food, fine ales and seven en suite bedrooms, including one family room.
Where: New Quay, Ceredigion SA45 9NN
The Monachty, Aberaeron
A traditional seaside pub, the Monachty has stunning river and harbour views from its veranda, so take a seat and watch the lights twinkling off the water. Inside, the cosy bar with log fire offers a great selection of real ales and wines, while the restaurant menu offers delicious dishes that change regularly.
Where : Aberaeron, Ceredigion SA46 0AS
Ty Dderw Country Inn, Moelfre
This converted farmhouse is set in farmland with panoramic sea and countryside views, close to the Anglesey Coastal Path.
The pub menu offers everything from nibbles to main courses, all sourced locally whenever possible. For accommodation, choose from 11 en-suite guest rooms, including a family bedroom with a double and bunk bed.
Where : Llanallgo, Moelfre, Anglesey LL72 8HB
The Grove, St Davids
Set among grounds in the beautiful cathedral city of St Davids, and just minutes from some of the best beaches in Wales , The Grove has en-suite bedrooms, a suite, a bar, restaurant, conservatory and a walled garden.
The contemporary-designed 11 bedrooms include a suite and an easy-access room on the ground floor and there are two restaurants offering seasonal, Welsh produce and local ales as well as an extensive wine list.
Where : High Street, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6SB
Tal y Don Hotel, Barmouth
Close to shops and just a few minutes from the beach, the Tal y Don is a great base for visiting the seaside town of Barmouth . The pub’s menu offers everything from simple snacks to homemade main meals and includes children’s options.
Where: Barmouth, Gwynedd LL42 1DL
The Stackpole Inn, Pembroke
Within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and close to stunning Broad Haven beach, this inn has four kingsize bedrooms, two of them with pullout beds making them ideal for families.
Food ranges from light lunches in the bar to local fish and shellfish in the restaurant, while drinks include Welsh ales and ciders as well as wine. The Stackpole won the Best Pub in Wales title at the National Pub & Bar Awards in May 2016.
Where : Stackpole, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5DF
The Black Lion Inn, Llanfaethlu
This 18th century, Grade II listed inn was renovated by local couple Leigh and Mari. They have a real passion for food and drink, and their menu is full of seasonal, locally-sourced dishes.
The building is a mix of old and new, with a dining room extending on to a patio that has views of the rolling countryside and large, en-suite bedrooms that include a family room with a sofa bed.
The nearby Porth Trwyn beach is quiet and sandy and is backed by dunes.
Where: Llanfaethlu, Anglesey LL65 4NL
* For more details on these and other Welsh pubs with rooms visit www.stayinapub.co.uk