Wales' Best Beer Gardens

Two of our pubs have been named in the Wales on Sunday’s guide to Wales' most scenic beer gardens.

The Ferry Inn in St Dogmaels and the Ship Inn in Tresaith have been selected as ‘one of the very best places to go for an al fresco beverage’, alongside eight other pubs.

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Ferry Inn beer gardenThe Ferry Inn, Poppit Road, St Dogmaels, Cardigan

The Ferry Inn is another beautiful, historic, riverside pub, but what sets it aside from others is the fact that the beer garden has its own jetty where thirsty customers arriving by boat can moore their vessels for a picturesque pint.

And the views aren’t bad either.

The raised first floor decking offers a panoramic look out across quarter of a mile of river Teifi estuary and extensive terraces which lead down to the river.

The garden itself is in charming, cream painted, stone built surroundings with hanging baskets and tub plants.

Located in the coastal village of St Dogmaels it is the ideal position to make the most of the lovely country air and enjoy alfresco dining from a recommended gastropub menu.

If the weather is poor the main restaurant area has large windows also affording magnificent views of the river.

Ship Inn beer gardenThe Ship Inn, Y Gelli, Tresaith, Ceredigion

Where better to sit and spot Ceredigion’s famous bottlenose dolphins and porpoises than on the Ship Inn’s sun terrace over looking the beach on the county’s heritage coastline.

Dolphins can be sighted most days of the summer from this beer garden, as too many different sea birds.

The pub sits neatly in the sheltered sandy bay named after the River Saith which cascades as a waterfall over the cliffs to the beach.

Inside modern wood door is encompassed by traditional brick features and low wooden beams.

Being located on the Ceredigion Coastal Path makes this an ideal stop off point for lunch and the bar welcomes families.

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