Monday 29 October 2007

Aberystwyth - Belle Vue Royal Hotel

Address: 23 Marine Terrace, SY23 2BA. Tel: 01970 617558 [gmap]

Last APG visit: 18/05/2012

Background: A comfy, stuffy hotel bar that appears to be slowly allowing more non-residents in.

Student factor: Some occasional overseas students, though mainly aged residents and well-to-do locals.

Atmosphere: Quiet but relaxing. Lovely views of the seafront if you grab a window seat. Heated like an old folks home, so great during the winter months.

Drinks range: Not so bad, actually. A decent ale range (Welsh micros) over two pumps (though only one one during the quieter periods of the week) get it into the GBG but quality isn't in the same league as the Ship and Castle. Otherwise, a small range of keg and a few spirits, with an interesting whisky selection.

TV/Music: Some loungey muzak, but mainly it's the gentle crashing of the surf outside.

Other stuff: There's posh nosh available. Check out the crazy opposing mirrors that create a weird labyrinthine-feel when you look into them. Trippy.

Quinno’s verdict: If you fancy a relaxing pint in the peace and quiet with a lovely sea view, this could be up your street.


John B said...

Disagree with you about the Evan Evans - the Cwrw is a damn good pint, well-kept at the BV. Seasonal May Fly and Full Tilt also worth trying.

Quinno said...

John B,

I can only report what I found - neither of them were, in my opinion, nothing to write home about on that particular day - an off day maybe? I should be back in there over the summer so I will update the entry to reflect that (as I do with the others on the site)

Either way, Cwrw is a good pint when well-kept, I can't disagree with you about that!