When it comes to pub crawls, nowhere in the UK comes close to being as diverse and exciting as Swansea. Here you have several choices of places to go drinking, from the notorious ‘Wine Street’ to the spectacular ‘Mumbles Mile.’ We’ve already covered a complete guide to Wind Street which can be found here: http://www.dragon-hotel.co.uk/dragon-posts/your-definitive-guide-to-drinking-on-wind-street-swansea/ and now we are bringing you the ‘Mumbles Mile’.
Back in the day, the Mumbles Mile used to have over 20 pubs en route. Now however this figure has dropped down to 10 venues, but don’t let that put you off! By having only half the pubs, it makes the crawl much more achievable and less time consuming, but still incorporating the best drinking establishments in Swansea. The nine pubs in the Mumbles Mile includes:
- White Rose
- Nags Head
- Park Inn
- Victoria Inn
- Village Inn
- William Hancock
- Mumbles Rugby Club
- Salt @ The George
- The Pilot
The Mumbles is notorious for its spectacular scenery, and this is something that is very present in the pub crawl. Many of these pubs are found on the seafront and provide sweeping views of the gorgeous Welsh coast. These settings alone make doing the Mumbles Mile an ideal activity for a leisurely, sunny summer’s day, as you can bask in the warm sun and enjoy a crisp, cool pint.
Thanks to the diversity of the pubs that are frequented along this journey, you will be greeted with a great selection of different beers, ciders and wines. With choice ranging from local breweries to well-known brands you’ll be able to sample beverages you’ve never even heard of before. It is this wide selection that has made the Mumbles Mile a huge success for drinkers across the UK.
Mimic the Movies
Welsh people everywhere remember Swansea for being featured in the Cymru classic film, Twin Towns. This film walks through some of the most landmarked areas of Swansea, allowing you to recognise these movie spots in real life as you ramble from one pub to the next.
Super for Stags, Hilarious for Hens
Among the most common visitors of the Mumbles Mile are stag and hen parties, as the close proximity of these pubs allows the party to enjoy several venues without anyone getting too lost! Most of these venues offer incentives, such as room rental, set menus and free drinks for the stag or hen. If you’re planning a bachelor do then the Mumbles Mile could be a perfect destination.
No Fear for Your Feet
Unlike other pub crawls, the Mumbles Mile is only a mile long making it much easier on your feet. This is perfect if you’re sporting heels or simply don’t like walking long distances just to get to the next drink – most of these venues are around 10metres apart, allowing for a nice idle stride between bars.
Thinking about taking on the Mumbles Mile? Why don’t you book your stay at the Dragon Hotel and finish the nice in the luxurious comfort that we have to offer? We’re just a short taxi ride away from the end of the pub crawl!