Pubs, Cafés, Walks and Beaches in and near Lampeter 0

This blog lists only a few of the great things to do in and near Lampeter, specifically three great pubs, cafés, walks and beaches. There are also folk nights in the town King’s Head, open-mic nights at the Castle pub where students gather and play, lots of coffee, fresh bread and charity shops too. The fair comes to Lampeter twice a year, with cotton candy and rides. Look out for the signs! And if you want to get to the city, Aberystwyth and Carmarthen are an hour away, and Cardiff two.

Pubs and Bars

The Black Lion Hotel bar is a great place to watch sports, and a popular place to eat.

Of course, the Student Union bar is a regular stop-off point for students in Lampeter. In the spring and summer, take a table by the river and relax with a cold drink.

An hours drive or two hours on public transport can bring you to the Cellar Bar in Cardigan, a hub for great live music!


The Mulberry Bush has free wi-fi in the upstairs café, which serves, coffee, so many different kinds of tea, and vegetarian and vegan foodstuffs, with a whole host of spices and natural drinks too.

Conti’s has been open since 1946, with award-winning ice cream. It also serves good food, including daily specials, sometimes in which you get a full american breakfast with pancakes and syrup! There’s also free wi-fi.


The Town Hall Café Deli serves Great Taste Award winner Union Hand Roasted Foundation coffee, and uses local ingredients to make its sandwiches with fresh bread, deli platters, soups and cakes. Then there are cheeses, cured meats, olives, jams and chutneys.


There are several walking routes to Falcondale Lake from Lampeter town centre, ranging from around 45 minutes to 2 hours. It is a great picnic spot, and a peaceful place to sit with a flask of coffee wrapped up in the winter, watching some ice form.

It only takes fifteen minutes to get to the top of this hill.

The walk to and from Hobbe’s Garden can take 2.5-4 hours depending on your route, but its a great site. As well as a roundhouse there are wooden sculptures and a wooden stage with wooden seats.


Aberaeron is a twenty minute bus ride from Lampeter. Pick up some beach swag, and take a break one of the many cafés, or do some shopping for fancy dress or for household goods.

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New Quay beach is stunning, and about 50 minutes bus ride from Lampeter.

Freshwater West

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If you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, you might want to spend an hour and a half in a car to get to Freshwater West and see the beach filmed on for Deathly Hallows. It is also one of Wales’ premier surfing locations, with the Welsh National Surfing Championships being held there.