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The Albion, Conwy

6 Uppergate Street
Conwy
LL32 8RF
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Albion

The Albion was my first stop in Conwy, being just a few minutes walk from the B & B I was staying at. As anticipated, it was also my favourite pub in this quaint seaside town.

There are 3 characterful rooms, with traditional interiors. Listen to others' stories, it seems the pub was rescued from its previous guise, when all of the period features had been covered up. It is now back in its original glory.

It was reasonably quiet on my weekday lunchtime visit and I chose to sit in the main front bar, which had an opening to the street, possibly used for off sales at one time. A handful of locals and tourists were in to sample the ale choice. Bar staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

Conwy Welsh Pride & Clogwyn Gold, Purple Moose Madog's Ale & Dark Side of the Moose, Facer's Abbey Red, Big Bog Peat Bog Porter, Cwrw Llyn Brenin Enlli & Snowdon Craft Bitter was the beer choice.

In addition, a blackboard listed a good choice of ciders - Gwynt y Ddraig Dog Dancer, Black Dragon & Two Trees Perry, Broadoak Pear & Chilli Cider & Strawberry Cider, Snail's Bank Raspberry Ripple & Lilley's Crazy Goat & Apple & Blackberry Cider.

Later in the evening, with my tour of Conwy deteriorating rapidly, there was no way I was going to walk past the Albion to my bed. So, I paid a second visit for a nightcap, this time choosing to sit in the rear bar, which has a serving hatch for the bar. The third room has no access to the bar, but does have the imposing wood and brick archway to admire.

A really good pub that is clearly the best you will find in Conwy.

On 23rd September 2021 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Albion

Imposing corner pub with a large three room interior. Fairly traditional in décor with a relatively intact 1920’s refurb with some 1970’s fiddlings – look out for a wood and brick archway and various interesting fittings, covered in detail below; this is a CAMRA National Inventory pub. Maybe lacked a little atmosphere on my visit due to tables being removed to maintain COVID space and awful yellow sticky tape over the floor. The pub is managed by three local brewers - Conwy, Purple Moose and Snowdon Craft so ale-wise it was 2x Purple Moose and 2x Conwy, my pint of Gold from the latter was an NBSS 3.5, usually a very tidy score but the lowest of the four establishments I tried that evening which I guess tells you something very positive about the beer scene in this historic little town. A bit stretched on the service front, one overworked and stressed barmaid trying to do the entire floorwalking thing. You should do this one.

On 5th September 2020 - rating: 8
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Albion

Good Beer Guide 2019 Entry and winner of North Wales Pub of the Year 2016.

Doesn't look much from the outside - some Ansells Branding and a tranditional "old man's pub".

Inside is where the money has been spent - all soft wood furnishings and original tiling. Two roomed - with the a long bar in the bar room.

Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Recommended.

On 29th July 2019 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Clive Thompson
Conwy, 0.14 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Llandudno Junction, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Deganwy, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
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23rd Sep 2021, 12:10
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy amended by Blue Scrumpy
 
23rd Sep 2021, 12:03
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy

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