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Cob & Pen, Rhyl

143 High Street
LL18 1UF
Phone: 01745350446

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Graham Coombs left this review about Cob & Pen

Excellent pub in a rather nice old building, tucked away in a corner by the station. The multi-roomed interior has some wonderful features, including some good woodwork and door surrounds, and a gilt-fronted bar. To the side and rear are tabled dining rooms, while at the front are some splendid leather sofas for relaxing. It scores highly on the beer front too, with Facer's Flintshire Bitter and Mountain Mild joined by a couple of guests (Cotleigh Honey Buzzard and Torrside West of the Sun), plus a couple of crafty kegs. A proper pub, with a friendly welcome and great beer.

On 18th March 2020 - rating: 8
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Cob & Pen

"Best pub in Rhyl by a Country Mile". I could not agree more with a previous reviewer Black Country Mike. Excellent Purple Moose Glaslyn was one of the five Real Ales. European football was showing in the bar area and pool room but there was solace in the quiet snug at the back of the pub if needed. Its access to the bus and rail stations (just under the arch outside the pub entrance) is an added bonus.

On 8th May 2016 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Cob & Pen

This is an old pub next door to the bus and railway stations.
You enter into a bar area with a tiled floor. To the left is a room with a TV screen (off), a pool table and a dart board. Behind the bar area is a snug.
The bar has five hand pumps which had Banks's Mild, Marston's Pedigree & Burton Bitter, Buzzard Vale Ale and Conwy Rampart. I went for the Buzzard one (£2.95) which was in good nick. This is a good old fashioned boozer with a couple of local guests so well worth a visit.

On 21st April 2016 - rating: 7
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Black Country Mike from Chesterfield left this review about Cob & Pen

Best pub in Rhyl by a Country Mile or, given its location, should that be a Nautical Mile?

5 real ales on offer, quite a novelty in Rhyl! 3 from Marstons including hand-pulled Banks's Mild, a rarity even in Wolverhampton these days, and 2 guest ales from local breweries.

Friendly staff, clean, friendly locals and multiple screens if you want to watch the footie, though these are not intrusive if you don't and there's a quiet area to get away from the sport if that's what you want.

What's not to like?

On 24th January 2016 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Cob & Pen

Quite plain looking, but the interior is rather more interesting since it retains a multi-room layout including a side lounge, the Old Rhyl Snug and the Sports Bar. There is also some original tiling on the lower walls in parts. Apart from that, there have obviously been refurbishments over the years but it still retains a traditional feel. Five real ales on handpump: Banks's Mild (just £2.10), Bitter and Pedigree from Marston's and two from Cwrw Ial (Community Brewing Company) - Pothole Porter and Kia Kaha.

On 20th September 2015 - rating: 7
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Al Bundy left this review about Cob & Pen

By the station and is visible as you pass on the train. One of the better ones in Rhyl but that doesn't mean its great.

On 14th June 2015 - rating: 6
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