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A little gem

The Ale house is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors as well. It is basically a bar in... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Mumbles, Wales
Nice surprise

Looking for good real ale pubs in the Swansea area, I stumbled upon the Mumbles ale house. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
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  • Average3%
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“micro pub”(11 reviews)
“tiny place”(2 reviews)
“quiet drink”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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2 Dunns Lane, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4AA, Wales
+44 7437 421963
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 July 2017

this pub although on the small side is uncluttered by wide screen tv,music,food and young families.This where you come for a good drink and a natter,real ale is the name of the game at last a no thrills drinking pub.

3  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Visited with my brother earlier this afternoon - place was packed (a good sign!) however left without buying a drink - the lady serving ignored me twice - customers insisted in shuffling past me 2 or 3 times - still ignored - the lady then...More

2  Thank Rowland G
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Ale house is a popular watering hole for locals and visitors as well. It is basically a bar in a front room of a house but it oozes character and atmosphere at all times. The real ale that is sold is always good and...More

Thank Gerjealin
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Looking for good real ale pubs in the Swansea area, I stumbled upon the Mumbles ale house. Very glad I did too. A small side street pub that keeps impeccable ales from the better local and national breweries. There are a few good pubs in...More

Thank T1659IEjohnl
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Not a clue about ales...dirty glasses left outside with cigarette ends in them and toilets were dreadful, check out the small towel that's left there for days on end....and that's a unisex toilet..! Could be a real gem, but it seems this is the norm....real...More

1  Thank wigggle123
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

It may be small but it certainly packs a punch. It’s only the size of a family living room but it’s a very popular place packed with some great beers. It’s just off the main road around the corner from The White Rose, a more...More

Thank ian1947
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Quite frankly there is just no other bar or Ale House in Mumbles or the Swansea area that serves beer as good as this. It's only a tiny place... you could get twenty .... ish in the bar comfortably... but people come and go. It's...More

Thank NPP62
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Went in to sample a beer or two, stayed two hours then returned afterwards to sample more. Very welcoming owner with a great knowledge of beers so we learned a lot. Sampled many and felt it next morning! Visit if you can, it's the best...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Nipped in for a few ales while staying in Mumbles- good ale, tiny micro pub but cute and friendly. Definitely visit again when passing.

1  Thank Bunny R
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Walked in black board full of appetizing ales.....after all thats why we came here!!.....after going through said blackboard, we were told only 2 were 'on' , and they turned out to be terrible, cloudy awful.....come on, we deserve better. Such a shame, it could be...More

Thank wigggle123
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Worth the effort to find the place. Great selection of ales and really friendly service. Good bunch of locals as well

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Oh dear, I made a pilgrimage only to find that the 5 beers on sale from the cask were all IPA. I had great expectations but only stayed for one pint and then left.

Thank 525JeffM
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Yes they allow dogs