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Ship & Castle, Aberystwyth

1 High Street
Aberystwyth
SY23 1JG
Phone: 07773778785
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Quinno _ left this review about Ship & Castle

The refurb has fully bedded-in now and it was a superb stop-off here, a great atmosphere and all three of my beers were great shape. There’s also a selection of proper ciders and an increasing amount of craft keg (in Aber!!). Good to see Blairo still behind the bar as well. Still a top pub in my book.

June 2014
Real ale and cider house. Usually has five handpulls on the go, dispensing a number of unusual brews from Wales and the Midlands (Wye Valley Brewery is a regular) in excellent condition. There's a large range of whiskies and foreign beers, as well as at least one real cider or perry. Refurbishment a few years back has been effective. Gets rammed on Friday and Saturday after 8pm, so best sampled when quieter. The only must-visit pub in Aber. Rated 9

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On 10th August 2018 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Ship & Castle

The High Street is a bit of a backwater these days, but a number of venerable establishments (such as this) remain. That said, the interior of this pub has been comprehensively refurbished and now comprises a 'L'-shaped bar with a pool table just to the side of the entrance and a further seating area down a couple of steps at the back. Six handpumps on the counter, offering a cider and an interesting selection of beers (including two from Wye Valley and the Tettnanger Deutsch Ale from Harbour Brewing).

On 25th June 2017 - rating: 6
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Will Larter left this review about Ship & Castle

We arrived here just before opening time, so had to take a little stroll. On our return, we found ourselves to be the first customers of the day (at 4pm). There are five ales and a cider on the six hand pumps, and we went for the Spitting Feathers Special Ale, which was very good. We quite liked it here, but there was a radio DJ on the video screen (Steve Wright, FFS - is he still alive?) which rather spoiled things for me. If we hadn't been in the very busy and welcoming Glengower previous to our visit here, I might have agreed with the reviewer below, but now I think the Ship & Castle might have some catching up to do.

Date of visit: 20th December 2016

On 29th December 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Aberystwyth, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Borth, 6.24 miles, 2 hr 0 min walk (show)
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2nd Aug 2021, 22:44
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2nd Aug 2021, 22:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 August 2010 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
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