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Australia (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Castell CochGood1
Big Hand - SerenAcceptable1
Purple Moose - Antlered IPAAcceptable1
Purple Moose - Whakahari.Acceptable1
Purple Moose - YsgawenPoor1

Visits Details

10 Jun 2021 (McGargle)
Awful service. As a brewery tap you'd expect the satff to know about their beers. They didn't. Asked about the Wahiki and I was brought the pump clip. Ordered Whakahari twice and was given completely different beers - staff rejected complaint and had a good laugh behind the bar.
Purple Moose - Whakahari.4.30AcceptableNondescript light amber ale with, presumably, some New Zealand hops.
18 May 2017 (Ray)
Closed for three months this is now the Purple Moose brewery tap. Now there is less beer choice. It's been heavily made over with the corporate branding. Lots of purple and lots of moose literally branded into the furniture.
Purple Moose - Antlered IPA5.20AcceptableSlightly heavy handed attempt at an American IPA.
Purple Moose - Ysgawen4.00PoorFlat, not good for the brewery tap.
09 Oct 2015 (Ray)
Very positive first impression. Staff were young and enthusiastisc, food was good and they are Fio friendly. But although there were 8 pumps none had anything light and hoppy.
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Castell Coch4.70GoodFrom an assured brewer this didn't quite work for me. Just too heavy on the chocolate and winter fruits
Big Hand - Seren3.70AcceptableLight gold, slightly citrussy but thin and dull

About the Australia

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9LR.

Formerly a joint venture with Conwy, Great Orme and Nant it has recently reopened as the Purple Moose brewery tap. Beer range has suffered.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: LL49 9LR