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Cwellyn Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Telford PorterGood2
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn GoldAcceptable1
Great Orme - MerlynAcceptable1
Great Orme - CelticaAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain AleAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartAcceptable1
Great Orme - CambriaAcceptable1
Great Orme - Orme BestPoor1
Cottage - Mad HatterNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - St. David'sNot Tried0
Milestone - Black PearlNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Celebration AleNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh PrideNot Tried0
Cottage - VixenNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey FayreNot Tried0
Picture 1. Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd

Visits Details

09 Sep 2020 (McGargle)
Owner(?) had no concept of social distancing either behind the bar or chatting to his pals outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50AcceptableMalty
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn Gold3.60AcceptableWatery.
16 Jun 2015 (Ray)
Major refurbishment going on. Just hope the character of the bar isn't affected. No wifi password for drinkers!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Minera Mountain Ale4.00AcceptableOK brown beer with no redeeming character.
Milestone - Black Pearl4.30Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50Not Tried
04 Mar 2012 (Ray)
Busy. Lots of walkers and cyclists.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Orme - Merlyn5.00AcceptableNeither beer in good condition. On another day they could both have scored 2* but I like the pub. It's warm and cosy but expensive too. £ 3.45 a pint.
Great Orme - Celtica4.50Acceptable
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey Fayre4.50Not Tried
Cottage - Mad Hatter3.50Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - St. David's4.50Not Tried
01 Feb 2012 (Ray)
Quiet in the early evening. Maybe keeping 4 or 5 ales on at this time of year is a tad ambitious. Certainly the Orme suffered compared to the same beer in a bottle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Orme - Cambria3.80AcceptableBordering on 2*. Light golden ale dominated by yeasty flavours. No room to taste malt or hops.
Great Orme - Orme Best4.20PoorDark, ruby red with solid white head. Some fruits on the nose but unbalanced in the mouth with no clear focus. Tried in bottle later in the evening and it was different and, much better, beer. Well balanced, plenty of dark fruits and juicy malt.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Telford Porter5.60Not Tried
24 Jan 2012 (Ray)
Very quiet but friendly bar staff. Huge open fire was a real bonus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Telford Porter5.60GoodSolid nutty nose. A touch more lactic than the previous sample.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Celebration Ale4.20Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey Fayre4.50Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh Pride4.00Not Tried
20 Jan 2012 (Ray)
First impressions are that this is a pub with the attributes you'd look for but catering, mostly, to an 'outsider' clientele. £3.60 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Telford Porter5.60GoodSolid lactic porter. A little thin for abv but still totally enjoyable.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not TriedStrange that this still seems to have a following in NW Wales.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Celebration Ale4.20Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh Pride4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Vixen4.70Not Tried

About the Cwellyn Arms

The pub sign. Cwellyn Arms, Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good2
Acceptable6
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd, LL54 6TL.

Rhyd Ddu is a popular starting point for walks up Snowdon. It is also a great place for catching the impressine Welsh Highland railway steam trains to Porthmadog or Caernarfon. The Cwellyn is very much a traditional pub with food, hotel or bunkhouse accomodation. Dog friendly too. The bar is all beams and huge open fire but the effect is devalued by the large screen TV advertising pub 'facilities'.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LL54 6TL