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Llanthony Priory | © Martin Stewart
Llanthony Priory | © Martin Stewart

The Most Charming Country Pubs in Wales

Picture of Poppy Jacob
Updated: 8 May 2017

Soak up some Welsh culture and rub shoulders with the locals at these charismatic pubs, all in beautiful countryside settings.

The Plough and Harrow

Walk from the nearby beach through beautiful countryside and reward yourself with a pint at this perfectly cosy pub. There’s a lawned beer garden, a roaring fire inside, and low, beamed ceilings. Hot tip: order the veggie Glamorganshire sausages (made from cheese and leeks).

The Plough and Harrow | © Stephen McKay

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The Corn Mill

An amazing location for a pub – the place has a waterwheel and decking which looks right out over the rushing white waters of the River Dee and the green hills beyond.

The Corn Mill, Llangollen | © The Corn Mill

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The Sloop Inn

This is a charming harbour-side pub in pristine Pembrokeshire. Fishing paraphernalia covers the walls and you’ll get some delicious fresh fish on the menu. Scenic walks and stunning beaches are not far away.

The Sloop Inn | © Phil Dolby/Flickr

Tafarn Sinc

This pub is nestled in the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire National Park, some of Wales’ most beautiful countryside. It retains a thoroughly Welsh charm, with Welsh spoken and an old fashioned, traditional feel. Their delicious menu offers juicy steaks, Sunday roasts, and faggots made the traditional farmhouse way.

Tafarn Sinc. Credit: Jeremy Bolwell/Creative Commons

Tafarn Sinc | © Jeremy Bolwell

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Rosebush Dyfed, Wales

01437532214

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Pen Y Gwryd

This hotel-pub is full of character. As the training headquarters of the first successful Everest climbing expedition in 1953, it has a long history and remains a place for adventures to restore themselves. The food is praised for its heartiness and there’s a roaring fire.

Pen Y Gwryd | © Hefin Owen

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Llanthony Priory

You couldn’t ask for a more spectacular place to quench your thirst. Llanthony Priory is a small and quaint country inn, contrasting against the grandeur of the ruins of the original 12th-century Augustinian priory and the wild landscape in which it is found. You’ll find real ales are served in the vaulted under croft bar, homemade food in the dining area, and an open fire.

Llanthony Priory. Credit: Martin Stewart

Llanthony Priory | © Martin Stewart

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