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If you are dedicated to trying only the most local and independent of beers and ales, then you will probably want to find a brewery that is similarly dedicated to producing fantastic brews. Well, you’re in luck: breweries don’t come much more dedicated than the North Wales Brewery in Abergele – the owner, John Wood, recently drilled 500 feet into the mountain behind the brewery to find pure spring water to use in the process. Now that is dedication to using local ingredients!

John Wood has been running this brewery with his wife since 1999. Since then, they have won numerous awards for their different beers, and they often feature heavily in various food festivals and real ale shows.

They produce a number of fantastic, traditional drinks, such as the Abergele Ale, the Bodelwyddan Bitter, the Welsh Stout and the Moelfre IPA, covering all the usual bases.

However, the North Wales Brewery also brews up a few more unusual beers, should you feel inclined to try something a little different. These include an alcoholic version of dandelion and burdock beer, as well as a fiery Chilli Beer, which uses chilli peppers that John himself grows at home. It’s got a bit of a kick!


North Wales Brewery is close to the village of Moelfre near Abergele. As you head out of Moelfre village on Roman Road (B5381) it is found a short drive away -before you reach Petporter. 

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