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The Academy/Yr Academi

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Great Darkgate Street
Aberystwyth
SY23 1DW
Phone: 01970636852
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Aqualung . left this review about The Academy/Yr Academi

I'm sure this wasn't a pub last time I was in town. It's an elaborate conversion of a huge ecclesiastical building that appears to have been built with the same stone as Aberystwyth Station. I was the only visitor on a Thursday afternoon but had a fairly enjoyable stay here checking out the vast interior. On the bar there was the heavy duty Gwynt Y Ddraig Black Dragon cider, Felinfoel IPA and a Cambrian Best where I couldn't read the brewery name. I asked the young barmaid if she knew who made it to which she replied she didn't and gave me a look as though I had posed her a question about advanced quantum mechanics. I suspected that it was another Felinfoel offering and on my return home found that to be almost certainly the case.
I went for the Felinfoel IPA (£2.70) and although it was well kept it was a pretty mediocre brew.
Given that this place is clearly geared up for the student market I can't help thinking that they might do better getting in more interesting Welsh ales than the insipid Felinfoel and I don't mean Brains.

On 16th October 2014 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Academy/Yr Academi

Massive derelict old chapel, given a very expensive and unholy refit as a massive two-level bar. Fair drinks range, now has an ale on (usually Felifoel) and the prices have stabilized a bit. Service is notoriously variable. Worth an evening visit for the architecture.

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On 26th May 2011 - rating: 6
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22nd Sep 2015, 11:32
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22nd Sep 2015, 11:32
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Side terrace - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 June 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 15 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Intermittent - last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 October 2014 by Aqualung .
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Events at The Academy/Yr Academi
7pm - 1am, Thu 30th Mar