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“this is a town centre pub”
Review of Carlton, Llandudno

Carlton, Llandudno
Ranked #6 of 12 Nightlife in Llandudno
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

with no frills--good prices on both food and drinks--no airs and graces in here and everything seems laid back and relaxed---gents up a flight of stairs if you have mobility issues.

Thank jeffhutchy
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Good Kareoke
Good music and entertaining , food average, not fancy but a good night out if you are not too fussy

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Cannot fault this pub it's friendly and the prices are great for both drink and food. Entertainment on most nights so it is good for everyone

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and prices. Closes much too early in holiday season. Not enough staff, long wait at the bar to be served. Gents toilet is very smelly and is up a long flight of stairs so is no suitable for anyone suffering from walking difficulties. Close to their early closing time the staff make it clear that you are not welcome and they can't wait to get you out.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Proof alone - if proof were indeed needed - that expensive refurbishments of dilapidated former Georgian entertainment venues do not a proper pub make.

Back in Llandudno for the first time since when the RAC Rally came nearby some 30 years ago and when, on a wet Monday night in November, the resort was not, its fair to say, at its pretty best. Scroll forwards those 30 years and armed with a weather forecast that the weather was better up the western side of the land, we find ourselves back here once more. Must say, it looks better in the sunshine!

And we liked it. And what went some way to an enjoyable few days in the promised fine spell was some quality time here at The Carlton. Situated next to the roundabout in the centre of town at the conjuncture of the road between the bays, the main shopping street and the mini train terminus, its on the way to - or the way back from, most things touristy in resort.

Its a proper pub used by locals and visitors alike - always a good sign I find. We didn't dine here but what we saw looked OK though we tended to call in here for drinks and people watch mid to late afternoons when the sun comes around and its nice to able to sit outside under the canopy. Well, I say canopy. Its probably a remaining feature harking back to the Victorians who put colonnades like this one around and along shopping streets.

And after a few visits, I mastered the "...and a pint of Stella in a polycarbonate glass to sit outside at a table under the canopy" routine - the [ landlady??] liked me to be specific. And I couldn't blame her too, the local licencing wallahs may not be too keen on alfresco continental style drinking on the pavement forecourt but we liked it purely because we could. She did however look at me sideways a couple of times as though I was taking the proverbial. As if I would.

Bottom line is this. You're in town, you need a beer, you like good service at a fair price and the sun is shining, then go to the Carlton without further hesitation. And avoid the black hole up the road.

1  Thank JackcomebackDawson
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