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Bar Essential, Aberystwyth [Closed] - pub details


Bar Essential

Address: Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 2DX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13430) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Aberystwyth (0.2 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

> Current user rating: 5.8/10 (rated by 9 users)
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user reviews of Bar Essential, Aberystwyth

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Went in here a couple of weeks after it opened in November for a Monday night drink. It was fairly busy and the Rev James was good, but the refit is souless, and also not finished off very well, which is indicative of the whole place - going on the previous comment. Not a real ale or true pub lovers establishment.
GaryR - 12 Dec 2007 15:02
Has now been rebranded as "Salt", still a Brains house, but all up-market and trendy. Went in for lunch last friday, and basically it was hopeless.
Service was at a snails pace, food was grossly overpriced for what it was, I mean, nearly 12 for a cold and very average steak with chips and a couple of vine tomatos, atmosphere was morgue-like, and the air temperature was about -2 degrees. Brains bitter was the only redeeming factor...

Don't know what it's like on a night, but don't bother for food on a lunchtime, there are far better options eleswhere in Aber'.
Brummyboy - 29 Nov 2007 10:07
I remember seeing Robert Pires break his ankle on TV here. Anyway very tight gents toilets, tighter than a shower I once had in Nuremburg.

Good food, friendly staff and good beer. Great central location, a must visit in Aberystwyth.
DeggyT - 4 Nov 2006 21:49
Had a good and reasonably priced meal in here last weekend, and a nice pint of Brains SA too.

Good service and the upstairs seating gives a lovely view.

One to avoid a few years back under its Central Park guise, this is now one of Aber's best pubs. Better than Varisty and 'Spoons for food too I think.
Quinno - 14 Aug 2006 17:08
The best pub by far in the centre of town. Brains keg MILD is surprisingly good and so is the cheap food. A good atmosphere love the big wide open windows; upstairs the unusual balcony area evokes a relaxing sensation. Children are welcome which is a rareity in Aberystwyth. - 9 May 2006 01:54

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