The town can boast 9 Conwy pubs including the renowned award winning Albion Ale House voted the Best Pub in Wales for real ale in both 2013 & 2014. Whether you are looking at sampling a local real ale, grabbing a pub lunch or meeting some of the interesting locals, there is a pub for you.
An Overview of Conwy Pubs
Due to the position of Conwy on the coach route from London to Dublin via Holyhead at one time there were almost 50 inns within or beside the walled town.
We have four great local North Wales breweries each of which have many award winning real ales for sale in some of the pubs. These include Conwy Brewery, Great Orme Brewery, Purple Moose Brewery and Nant Brewery.
Below you can read more about each pub.
Without doubt this is the best Conwy pub, offering a completely unique experience in Conwy. The above four local breweries are the inspiration behind the Albion after joining forces to re-open this pub in 2012. With its amazing selection of real ales, open fires and 1920’s decor in keeping with history of the building. The Albion Ale House does not have any TV, jukebox or arcade machines, this is a place to enjoy a great drink and conversation in a relaxing ambience.
Albion Ale House – Bangor Road
Although they do not serve meals you can enjoy a selection of tradditional savoury snacks including Edwards of Conwys award winning pork pies. Dog friendly.
With the perfecting setting on Conwy Harbour is the historical Liverpool Arms. A small quaint pub where you can enjoy a drink in front of the open fire in the winter or sit outside during the warmer days and enjoy the views over the harbour.
Liverpool Arms – Conwy Harbour
A relic from the era when Conwy was a thriving port. It is said to have been named by the first owner who was a ships captain who sailed between Conwy and Liverpool. According to legend a ghost appears at the Liverpool Arms as a sign that someone is soon to die. This is accompanied by a strong scent of vanilla in the air. In medieval times vanilla was a cargo landed at Conwy.
They do not serve food.
Newly opened in 2015, Conwy’s first and only wine & tapas bar.
Conwy Bank – Lancaster Square
Great range of lagers from around the world, wonderful selection of wines and yummy tapas.
Set within the old bank building and eloquently furnished it retains many original features including the unique vault room.
One of the oldest hostelries in Conwy. Named after its usage in the 18th and 19th centuries as a resting point for coachmen whilst their passengers enjoyed a spot of sightseeing or rest in their arduous journeys through North Wales.
Ye Olde Mail Coach – High Street
Meet some local characters whilst enjoying a cheap drink. Hot food served all day every day.
Lively pub which serves homemade food all day. Several real ales and a Beer garden to the rear. Live music on certain nights. Also quiz night on Monday’s.
The Bluebell- Castle Street
The Bridge Inn – recently taken over by the owners of the Albion Ale House and will be due a major refurbishment at the end of 2015. Relaxed family atmosphere with the same great ales as the Albion. Serves good food: Mon-Thurs Noon til 3pm & 5pm til 8.30pm / Fri – Sun Noon til 6pm.
The Bridge Inn – Rosehill Street
Dog friendly. Located across from Conwy Castle.
George & Dragon – a nice pub which just completed a major refurbishment during 2015. Serves several real ales and great valued food all day. There is also a separate dining area and large beer garden. Theme every nights including Steak nights, Curry nights and quiz night on Wednesday.
George & Dragon – Castle Street
Malt Loaf – Does not serve food but OK for watching football on the TV or a game of pool.
Malt Loaf – Rosehill Street
Although not in Conwy Town Walls The Mulberry is located on Conwy Marina which is a pleasant 15 minute stroll along Conwy River.
The Mulberry – Conwy Marina
A stylish pub serving good quality food looking out over the beautiful Conwy Marina. Also having live music at least once a week. The Mulberry is named after the famous Mulberry Harbours which were constructed on this very location on Conwy Morfa. The Mulberry Harbours were the portable harbours developed by the British to assist with the D-Day Allied Invasion of Normandy during World War II.
Ye Olde White House – a 10 minute walk from Conwy Town, this friendly pub serves lovely homemade food. With live music a few times a week, quiz night on Tuesday’s.