Favourite Places to Drink in Llandudno

I can’t really remember how old I was when the thought of going on a pub crawl started to send chills down my spine! The mandatory ‘downing’ of drinks, chaser shots and the occasional cocktail all followed by 2 day hangover! 

You might try to deny it, but the time comes when most of us just want to sit somewhere quiet and be able to have a conversation with our friends over a few beers or a glass of wine.. The only trouble is, with so many nice places to drink in Llandudno, it’s unlikely that you will be here long enough to try them all… 

Therefore, some sort of ‘trail’ may be in order to ensure you don’t miss out – hopefully you won’t need any paracetamol to get you through the following days.


Tapps offers a continually changing and fantastic range of unique Ales & Lagers from all across the country. The huge choice is kept up to date on a board behind the bar, which provides additional information like the ABV and notes on its taste.

Despite not being on the main street running through Llandudno, Tapps can get very busy thanks to its popularity with the locals. Before the pandemic hit, Tapps became almost compulsory on a Tuesday evening when it hosted its weekly event – ‘Cheese Tuesday’. Although this is unlikely to come back anytime soon, ‘Tapps’ is now a must-visit, any night of the week!

The Snowdon

The Snowdon is another great watering hole that is set slightly off the busy high street and benefits from a small front terrace (which is an incredible sun trap and a perfect spot to enjoy a drink or two).

The Snowdon has a friendly atmosphere and is dog friendly. The food menu offers a great selection of nibbles that are ideal for sharing as well as a few classic pub dishes.

Kings Head

The King’s Head (named after King William IV), is the only surviving pub from the earliest days of Llandudno and earns them the title of being the towns oldest pub. Set behind the iconic Tram Station, what better place could there be to stop for a quick drink before going up (or after coming down) the Great Orme?

The King’s Head has a very friendly atmosphere and is an ideal place to meet and chat with some of the locals that live up or on the Orme. The pub regularly has live performances, so keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates.

Osbourne House

Eye-catching chandeliers, ornate mirrors and original art help to create a romantic atmosphere at Osbourne House. The setting is ideal for a glass of Champagne whilst enjoying the sea views out across Llandudno Bay.

The bistro/cafe with brasserie style food has a diverse a la carte menu prepared and presented in a modern way with an air of informality.


Set in a stylish, modern and relaxing environment, Snooze brings a touch of elegance and splendour as it serves up a vast array of wines from all around the world.

Its sharing platters are tasty and will ensure that the wine doesn’t go to your head too quickly!