7 PUBS TO VISIT ON THE WELSH COAST

TGO's editorial assistant, Will Renwick, is a fan of the Welsh coast, in fact he likes it so much he decided to walk the whole length of it. And he stopped in a few pubs along the way. Here's his pick of the best...

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[1] THE GRIFFIN INN, DALE, PEMBROKESHIRE (main picture)

Explore the Dale headland then grab a drink here and sit on the seafront to watch the dinghies and kayaks coming and going.

[2] THE OLD POINT HOUSE, ANGLE, PEMBROKESHIRE

Dates back to the 1500s and doesn't seem to have changed much either. Its beer garden at the front has views out to a sheltered bay and you can camp in the field behind it.

[3] TY COCH, PORTHDINLLAEN, LLYN PENINSULA

Inaccessible by car and so close to the beach you'll have to stamp the sand off your feet before you enter. A great point to start or finish a hike along the north Llŷn peninsula coast as well.

[4] THE PLOUGH AND HARROW, MONKNASH, VALE OF GLAMORGAN

A short walk from the coast that's worth making. The Plough and Harrow dates back to 1383, and many of the original features remain, including the ceiling support beams that were salvaged from ships wrecked off the nearby beach.

[5] THE SLOOP INN, PORTHGAIN, PEMBROKESHIRE

Old fisherman's pub with lots of history displayed on its walls. It's only a short walk from 'the Blue Lagoon' at Abereiddy (pictured) – a flooded quarry that's perfect for a swim.

[6] THE WORM'S HEAD HOTEL, RHOSSILI, GOWER

A decent enough pub, but it's the view that makes it – all five kilometres of Rhossili beach.

[7] THE SHIP INN, RED WHARF BAY, ANGLESEY

Sits right at the very end of Red Wharf Bay, one of the largest beaches in Wales. If you are approaching it from the south, it'll be a fitting reward for the long walk across the beach.

What's your favourite pub on the Welsh coast? Let us know in the comment box below.