Branch real ale pubs
- Newcastle Emlyn Rugby Club (01239) 711422 Dol Wiber Adpar SA38 9AZ
- Bell Hotel
Neatly presented, this building has been a licensed premises since 1850 and at one time had its own brew house to the rear. The Bell caters well for visitors and locals and has an open plan layout with a central bar area, two seating areas in the front and one to the rear alongside the bar. There is also a games room and a beer garden to the rear. The interior is low-ceilinged with exposed beams and the walls have many framed photographs and pencil drawings of local scenes.
- Black Lion Hotel
Dating from 1105, The Black Lion is said to be the oldest coaching inn in Wales. Originally known as a 'Grogg Shope', The Black Lion is an ideal stopping point for both visitors and locals. Inside the pub has three separate rooms - a dedicated restaurant, a relaxing coffee room and traditional bar with a real fire for the colder months. Offers real ales from the local Mantle brewery along with guests.
- Copper Pot
The Copper Pot is primarily a restaurant but there is a small bar at the front selling Felinfoel Double Dragon on handpump (October 2021).
Situated on the edge of the town centre next to Cardigan Castle and the River Teifi, this large pub offers a good choice of ales, including a selection of bottled beers. The large open plan bar / lounge provides various areas to relax, eat and drink and there is an extra room upstairs for dining and functions. Good value food is served lunchtimes and evenings every day. An outdoor patio area overlooks the river Teifi and the revamped quay area.
- Red Lion
St. Mary Street
Refurbished in 2015, returning it to a traditional Welsh pub with Sky Sports, Espn, and Racing Channels. Two changing real ales, often from local breweries.
A report June 2022 suggests that post-Covid only one cask beer is available, and that was Hancocks HB.
- Saddlers Arms
22 High Street
Traditional locals pub
- Yr Hen Printworks ku.oc.skrowtnirpnehry@tcatnoc(01239) 612646 Carriers Lane Cardigan SA43 1FA
- Bell Hotel 4 Pendre Cardigan SA43 1JL
- Drefach Felindre
- John Y Gwas
This early 19th-century village tavern with its striking yellow and black livery attracts locals and tourists alike, with snugs, wood-burning stove, quality beer and cider and a warm welcome, especially for dogs. Two ales are generally offered and a wide variety of bottled beers and ciders is also available. A beer festival, hosting over 10 different ales, is held over August bank holiday weekend.
- Red Lion
Located in the small village of Drefach Felindre near the National Woollen Museum. A warm welcome to visitors is extended in this 19th century pub, which has been renovated in recent years. Mostly open plan but with a separate dining room and a large outside drinking area. Community-focused, with regular fundraising events for charity. Small car park, but on-street parking is also available. Original tiled entrance porch is worthy of note.
- John Y Gwas ku.oc.sawgynhoj@ofni(01559) 370469 Drefach Felindre Drefach Felindre SA44 5XG
- Cefn Hafod Inn (01570) 434238 Gorsgoch Gorsgoch SA40 9TE
- Gwbert Hotel
This is a modern bar which is part of the Gwbert Hotel. Food is served in the Flat Rock Bistro. There are excellent views across the estuary.
- Gwbert Hotel moc.letohtrebwg@snoitavreser(01239) 612638 Gwbert SA43 1PP
- Black Lion
Traditional pub and restaurant, once a Brains house it reopened as an independent pub on 30/11/2018 .
Report May 2022 says just one handpump serving Glamorgan Jemimas Pitchfork.
- Castle Green Inn (01570) 422348 Lampeter SA48 7EF
- Castle Hotel
A friendly family run old coaching inn with separate pub and restaurant areas and comfortable seating in the bar area. On offer are real ales, usually Brains, and good value home cooked food - there is a carvery most lunchtimes. There are traditional pub games and a regular, weekly quiz night.
- Nag's Head
14 Bridge Street
This town centre pub has been refurbished (2018) to provide a modern and bright horseshoe-shaped bar area. With a good mix of customers - locals, students and tourists - it is a friendly and fun pub and is decorated in the same fashion. It shows most live sports events and has many live music nights. It also offers bed and breakfast, evening and lunchtime meals and a function room.
As of September 2021 Real Ale still not available following Covid closures.
- Royal Oak Hotel
38 High Street
This is a new addition to the Teifi Valley branch's choice of real ale pubs. Records of the pub as a hotel pre-date 1800, originally it only occupied the part to the right-hand side of the archway, but expanded to include the restaurant, now known as The Stables. The interior has been refurbished as recently as November 2018.
Reported as no real ale July 2021.
- Black Lion moc.liamg@retepmalnoilkcalb(01570) 422172 High Street Lampeter SA48 7BG
- Cilgwyn Arms
4 Bridge Street
Traditional village public house close to the bridge over the river Teifi.
- Kings Arms Hotel (01559) 362265 High Street Llandysul SA44 4DL
- Porth Hotel
Originally a 17th century coaching inn and now a family run village hotel on the banks of the river Teifi. It has bar, restaurant and function room areas. The public rooms still feature the original oak beams and panels. Food and drink is sourced locally, where possible. At the rear of the hotel is a customer car park and lawned rear garden on the bank of the Teifi. It is ideal for access to walks and fishing.
- Cilgwyn Arms (01559) 362506 4 Bridge Street Llandysul SA44 4BA
Old fashioned ale house standing at an isolated cross roads where Cardigan's evil-doers were once hanged – the pub sign is worthy of close inspection. The cheerful and welcoming public bar retains its quaintness with a slate floor and inglenook with a wood burning stove. Good home-cooked food, including traditional favourites, is available all day in the bar and the separate restaurant. Free live music plays on the third Thursday evening of the month.
- Penllwyndu (01239) 682533 B4570 Llangoedmor SA43 2LY
- Belle View Inn
Roadside inn offering fine food. One constantly rotating guest ale sourced from local Welsh breweries.
- Talardd Arms
There are records of this old drover’s inn dating back to 1626. Drovers would stop for refreshments for man and beast before driving their livestock over Llanllwni Mountain on their way to markets over the border. Though sympathetically modernised, Tafarn Y Talardd still offers a traditional warm and friendly welcome.
- Belle View Inn ku.oc.ellebeht@ofni(01570) 480495 Llanllwni SA40 9SQ
- Seven Stars
This sympathetically modernised inn is situated in the quaint village of Llechryd, just a short walk from the Grade II listed bridge that spans the river Teifi at its highest tidal point. The pub itself offers a separate bar and restaurant as well as accommodation – a package deal for daytrippers and holiday makers alike. The hosts can’t seem to do enough for you with everything being offered from packed lunches to fishing gear. The addition of good real ale is obviously a bonus!
- Seven Stars ku.oc.liamtoh@nereshtiaseht(01239) 682115 A484 Llechryd SA43 2NR
- Newcastle Emlyn
- Bunch of Grapes
The Bunch of Grapes dates back to the 17th Century. It is a Grade II* Listed Building, reputed to have been built from the ruins of the nearby 13th Century Castle. In the heart of the community, the pub offers a great place to eat, drink and relax in the warmth of the pub or enclosed rear garden, complete with children's play area and a covered smoking shelter.
- Coopers Arms
A family friendly pub/restaurant, serving home cooked meals. Take away lunches and Pizza's available throughout the week.
- Emlyn Arms Hotel ku.oc.letohnylmerytsewg@noitpecer(01239) 710317 Bridge Street Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9DU
- Pelican Inn
Friendly pub on the main road. Draught Bass is served direct from casks behind the bar.
- Plough Hotel
Comfortable pub which has displays of Newcastle Emlyn rugby club memorabilia in wall mounted display cabinets.
- Three Compasses (01239) 710390 Sycamore Street Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9AJ
- Y Sgwâr
Very much a local pub with a traditional separate bar area and plenty of small, intimate nooks. Located at the top end of the market town of Newcastle Emlyn, it has lots of local parking, shopping and public transport links. Pool and darts are available in an area to the rear of the pub. No food is served but there is a chip shop / café next door.
- Bunch of Grapes moc.tenretnitb@separgfohcnub(01239) 711185 Bridge Street Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9DU
Formerly the Penrhiwllan Inn, the Daffodil is a 'gastro pub' dating from 1750 in the beautiful countryside village of Penrhiwllan near the market town of Newcastle Emlyn. It has been modernised in an elegant style to provide separate, intimate dining areas and cosy drinking areas catering for all with excellent disabled facilities. Two handpumps, three in the summer, dispense beers mostly from nationals with guest beers from Welsh breweries.
- Daffodil ku.oc.nnilidoffadeht@ofni(01559) 370343 A475 Penrhiwllan SA44 5NG
- Half Moon (01559) 363338 Pontweli SA44 4AJ
- Gwarcefel Arms
A traditional country pub with a great friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, including families and dogs. Situated at the junction of five roads in Prengwyn, three miles north of Llandysul, the main bar has a wood burning stove and cosy seating, as well as a pool table and dart board. A separate restaurant area, which caters for functions and parties, offers evening meals as well as Sunday lunches. The beer garden and ample car park are to the rear.
- Gwarcefel Arms (01559) 363126 Prengwyn Prengwyn SA44 4LU
- Llwyndafydd Inn (01559) 371048 Saron SA44 5DR