Mid-Wales drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Llanwrtyd Wells (Llanwrtyd)

Neuadd Arms Hotel

Like any good village pub, the Neuadd Arms is a focal point for the community. There's an interesting menu (mains £9 to £11), bed-and-breakfast rooms (singles/doubles £44/77) and excellent beers brewed in the stable…
Pub in Rhayader (Rhaeadr Gwy)

Triangle Inn

This tiny 16th-century inn, just over the bridge to Cwmdauddwr (the village adjoining Rhayader), is the pick of the local places to drink. It's so small that its toilets are across the road and there's a trapdoor in…
Teahouse in Elan Valley

Penbont House

Delightfully situated on a verdant hillside below the Pen y Garreg dam, these traditional Welsh tearooms are definitely worth a stop when driving in the Elan Valley. Bara brith (a rich, fruit tea-loaf), Welsh cakes,…
Pub in Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod)

Arvon Ale House

A haven for lovers of real ale and cider, this snug, welcoming little taproom with hop-festooned, baby-blue walls is easily the best house of refreshment in Llandrindod. Contented regulars enjoy folk nights (on the …
Pub in Aberystwyth

White Horse

Spacious, simple and welcoming to all comers, the Horse makes the most of its plum crossroads location with its open, modern feel and picture windows for idly watching passersby outside. Relaxed and sport focused du…
Pub in Corris

Slaters Arms

A convivial and old-fashioned Welsh village pub, the Slaters does simple pub food (mains £8) and has a range of real ales from craft brewer the Celt Experience.
Bar in Aberystwyth


An incongruous setting for a booze palace, perhaps, but an incredibly beautiful one. This former chapel has Victorian tiles on the floor, a mezzanine supported by slender cast-iron columns, red lights illuminating a…
Pub in Aberystwyth


Billing itself as hotel, bar and bistro, Harry's comprises a series of rooms wrapped around the central bar, ranging from a large screen-festooned sports bar to a small clubby lounge. The bistro serves up satisfying…
Pub in Aberystwyth

Ship & Castle

A sympathetic renovation has left this 1830 pub as cosy and welcoming as ever, while adding big screens for watching the rugby. It's the place to come for real ales, with a large, constantly revolving selection on t…