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Castle Inn (Y Castell) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Big Bog - QuagmireExcellent1
Purple Moose - YsgawenGood1
Spitting Feathers - Special AleGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey FayreGood2
Big Bog - Spring BogAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Scrum DownAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Beachcomber BlondeAcceptable1
Cottage - TornadoAcceptable1
Brecon - Welsh BeaconsPoor1
Cottage - Mallard IPAPoor1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn GoldNot Tried0
Big Bog - SwampyNot Tried0
Big Bog - SuperNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartNot Tried0
Cottage - Iron DukeNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 May 2017 (Ray)
Friendly and welcoming as always. Probably my favourite pub in this corner of Wales. Although the beer may disappoint the welcome won't. Good homely food too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Ysgawen4.00GoodFlavoursome and refreshing.
Brecon - Welsh Beacons3.70PoorFlat.
18 Jun 2015 (Ray)
Always a pleasure to revisit this friendly local.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Beachcomber Blonde4.20AcceptableSlightly honeyed. Could have had more condition.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50Not Tried
Cottage - Iron Duke4.30Not Tried
11 Oct 2013 (Ray)
Bustling, friendly sort of place. Locals laughed, in a good natured way, at my attempts to pronounce local place names.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey Fayre4.50AcceptableBit of cardboard, bit of biscuit. Well served.
Big Bog - Super7.00Not TriedToo early in the evening for a barley wine. Full marks to the pub for offering it though.
04 May 2013 (Ray)
Pleased to see they are doing so well. On a Saturday evening there was not a seat to be had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Clogwyn Gold3.60Not Tried
Big Bog - Swampy4.70Not Tried
10 May 2012 (Ray)
On a cold wet evening a warm by the stove was just what was needed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Bog - Quagmire6.00ExcellentNot normally a fan of Big Bog beers this Old Ale hit the spot.Sweet and fruity on the nose carried through to a dark fruit flavour with the abv well concealed by smooth malt. Slightly sweet but drying finish. Initially scored as 'Good' I've upgraded.
Cottage - Mallard IPA4.10PoorMost certainly not an IPA. Total absence of hops but that typical Cottage 'cardy' twang. Now brewed to 4%.
26 Mar 2012 (Ray)
Sat out at the front and enjoyed views of Criccieth Castle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Spitting Feathers - Special Ale4.20GoodChestnut, basically malty beer with some dark fruit notes and refreshing brett. hints which probably shouldn't have been there.
13 Mar 2012 (Ray)
Quiet early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Bog - Spring Bog4.00AcceptableInitially refreshing zesty golden soon reveals lack of body and depth of flavour.
06 Mar 2012 (Ray)
Friendly local.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Tornado4.00AcceptablePredominantly malty mid-brown ale served in excellent condition. Untroubled by hops but at least the Cottage signature (cardboard) was missing too.
24 Feb 2012 (Ray)
Curry night. Beer and a curry £10. Very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Scrum Down4.00AcceptableA little sharp; perhaps could have done with another day in the cellar.
14 Feb 2012 (Ray)
Quick beer and home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Honey Fayre4.50GoodHoney coloured and lightly honey flavoured. Good dry bittering finish.

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About the Castle Inn (Y Castell)

The pub sign. Castle Inn (Y Castell), Criccieth, Gwynedd

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good4
Acceptable5
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Criccieth, Gwynedd, LL52 0RW.

Y Castell is on a side road near to the railway station. It's a free house which places emphasis on its cask ales and tries to support local micros. Cosy, dog friendly bar and plusher lounge.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LL52 0RW