Wales > Wrexham, Ruabon
niquillis (97) Stoke on Trent, England | April 29, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A friendly welcome, decent selection of ales and some cracking pork pie. Not the best pub in Britain but certainly going out of your way for it. It has itís own car park and is also very handy for Ruabon rail station.
DruncanVeasey (25) NUNEATON, Conference Premier, England | December 11, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited 08/12/12 prior to Nuneaton Townís 6-1 demolition at Wrexham. Reigning CAMRA Pub of Britain, apparently- my first visit to any such lauded venue. Is it worthy? In some senses, yes; extensive, regularly updated chalkboard of hand-pulled obscurities served in oversized glassware, all immaculately kept; roaring hearths, slate floors, picturesque spot beside babbling brook, stack of board games. Bit disappointed they only had one of their own beers but one had just gone and the condition of the others on the bar more than compensated. Itís glaringly not the best real ale pub in Britain but you knew that and I do kind of get where CAMRA are coming from bigging it up when you consider its unlikely location (in the real ale desert of Wales), newness and unquestionable commitment to The Beer. Well worth a look or minor detour if en route to a thrashing at the Racecourse Ground.
Beesbeer (52) , Wales | August 18, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
cheerful busy place with interesting beer selection. friendly. small beer garden so chance to sit out.
BlackHaddock (263) , England | May 17, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
CAMRA UK Pub of the year: visited 14th April 2012 before Grimsby played Wrexham.
Lovely friendly place, short walk from the railway station. Brewer behind the bar; his parents own and run the pub while he brews behind it.
Always some of their own beers available along with local guests. Roaring fire, uneven floor, various styles of furniture, other rooms and overall a very pleasant place to rest and drink in.
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