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Y Ffarmers - Pub in Ceredigion

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Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LA, Ceredigion
Wales, United Kingdom

Caitlin Morse
+44 (0)1974 261275(landline)

Rural pub perfection with a dash of laid-back Welsh magic. Tuck into a craft gin or pint of real ale with roast pork and black pudding mash

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The drive to this pretty village, once a silver and lead mining community, is well worth it. Friendly Y Ffarmers, reopened after a fire, is under the delightful stewardship of Caitlin and Lewis. You can walk into the quarry-tiled bar with mud on your boots and not an eyelid will be batted; settle in and enjoy one of the many craft gins (Caitlin’s passion) or real ales and ciders. The dining rooms next door have polished oak floors, and an assortment of tables; outside, there's a sheltered seating space and a small garden with sweet hamlet views. Local bands enliven proceedings, as does the occasional pub quiz. Produce is sourced locally wherever possible - try pan-fried trout with dill and samphire potatoes and beetroot pesto, then bara brith bread and butter pudding with cream. Hearty Sunday roasts carry on until 3pm. A treat.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Caitlin Morse:

Local points of interest from
Caitlin Morse:

  • Visit the spectacular Mynach Falls at Devil's Bridge - and find out more about the local legend which gave the place its unusual name.
  • After lunch at Y Ffarmers, take the mountain road across to Ponterwyd and watch flocks of Red Kites feeding every afternoon at the Nant yr Arian Centre - also a world-renowned location for mountain biking.
  • Step in to the Picturesque Landscape of the Hafod Estate. Follow one of the beautiful way-marked walks in this isolated but inspirational area of the Ystwyth Valley.
  • Pick up the hefty key which opens the imposing wooden doors of St Michael's Church opposite Y Ffarmers and find out why such a tiny village has such a huge 13th century church. Marvel at the wooden timber roof and wood carving of the Last Supper.
  • Get on your bike and follow the Ystwyth Cycle Path. Take the footbridge over the river at Llanilar, through Pyllau farm and along the unclassified road leading to Llanfihangel.
  • Visit the ancient abbey at Strata Florida, home to an order of Cistercian Monks in the Middle Ages and burial place of passionate Welsh poet Dafydd ap Gwilym.
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"As close to perfect as a rural country pub can be. With an ‘all are welcome’ philosophy you are guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face. An excellent team headed by upbeat owner Caitlin deliver a great range of food and drink in a wonderfully relaxed and comfortable setting. Surrounded by glorious countryside in all directions with much to explore this is a destination pub par excellence."

David - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

July 2019

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Lunch & dinner £5-£18.50. Sunday lunch £16-£19.50.


Mondays all day except bank holidays and Tuesday lunchtime.


Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, Aberystwyth, SY23 4LA, Ceredigion


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