The Ty Coch – or ‘Red House’ – on the beach at Porthdinllaen, near Nefyn, on the Llyn peninsula

Imagine: a pub by the sea? These are the Top 10 coastal pubs on the northern half of the Wales Coast Path, according to Tony Bowerman

HERE, IN MY OPINION, ARE THE ABSOLUTE TOP TEN PUBS ON THE WALES COAST PATH. From the oldest pub on the dramatic limestone headland of the Great Orme in North Wales to the romantic, gourmet heaven of the George III Hotel and Restaurant at Penmaenpool on the tidal Mawddach Estuary, near Dolgellau, we’ve chosen the finest coastal and beach-side pubs along the Wales Coast Path.
The selection here are our favourite ten on the northern half of the 870-mile long Wales Coast Path – between Chester and Aberystwyth. All carefully researched and chosen. We think you’ll love every single one.

Top 10 Welsh Coastal Pubs

During the lengthy process of researching and writing the Official Guides to the whole of the Wales Coast Path, we’ve often paused for a refreshing pint. All that walking can work up a right thirst. And along the way, we’ve sampled quite a few coastal pubs, too, some overlooking the sea or on some dramatic coast, others high on the cliffs or in a quiet bay, and even one, quite literally, right on the beach. All of them are a delight. So, here are our top ten.

Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer. — Arnold Swarzenegger

Top 10 Coastal Pubs

  1. Miner’s Arms, Great Orme
  2. Castle Hotel, High Street, Conwy
  3. Ship Inn, Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey
  4. White Eagle, Rhoscolyn, Anglesey
  5. Oystercatcher, Aberffraw, Anglesey
  6. Ty Coch, Porthdinllaen, Llyn peninsula
  7. Ty Newydd, Aberdaron, Llyn peninsula
  8. The Australia, Porthmadog
  9. The Victoria Inn, Llanbedr, near Harlech
  10. George III Hotel, Penmaenpool, Dolgellau
Tony Bowerman

Tony Bowerman

This article was written by Tony Bowerman, and appears here for the first time. (C) Copyright Tony Bowerman 2018. All rights reserved.
Tony Bowerman is a director of Northern Eye Books Ltd, and loves nature and the outdoors. At one time he contributed articles to several national newspapers and magazines. He later worked as an ‘interpretation consultant’ for clients such as the National Trust, Welsh Water, County Councils and Wildlife Trusts. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.