Albion Ale House

Top choice pub in Conwy

Born out of a collaboration between four Welsh craft breweries (Purple Moose, Conwy, Nant and Great Orme), this heritage-listed 1920s boozer is a serious beer-drinker's nirvana. Of the 10 hand pulls, eight are loaded with real ale and two with cider. Winner of multiple Wales and North Wales pub-of the-year awards, the Albion looks after wine and whisky drinkers, too.

There's no TV or background music, just the crackle of the fire, the gentle hum of conversation and the odd contented slurp – just how Conwy's Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) connoisseurs like it.