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A seaside hotel, bar and restaurant with stunning views across New Quay Bay

About Us

Set in a picturesque seaside location, our hotel, bar and restaurant have stunning views across New Quay Bay.

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South John Street, Newquay, Ceredigion, SA45 9NN

01545 560910

Opening hours

  • Mon - Sat // 9:00 - 23:00
  • Sun // 09:00 - 22:30

Food service hours

  • Sun - Thur // 09:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 21:00
  • Fri - Sat // 09:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • BT Sport
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Accommodation available
  • Darts
  • Disabled access facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Waterfront dining
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Beautiful beaches

The Penwig’s seafront location in the small village of New Quay provides superb views across the bay, where dolphins can occasionally be seen jumping and playing.

Perched on the hills above Cardigan Bay, New Quay is famous for its picture-book harbour, beaches and narrow terraced streets. The sheltered harbour and safe beaches are perfect for sailing, fishing, water sports and relaxation. Other attractions in the area include the abundance of nature and wildlife, with sightings of dolphins reasonably common, but also whales and seals if you know where to look for them!

Our popular menu offers a vast variety of grills and pub classics which go perfectly with our fine cask ales and delicious wines and there’s nowhere better to enjoy them than on our patio overlooking the bay.

We are also proud to offer a fantastic range of function and event packages to cater for all occasions. From formal, three course sit-down meals with arrival drinks, to an evening buffet with accompanying entertainment, we would love you to see what we have to offer.

For your no-obligation appointment with our special events coordinator, contact us on 01545 560910 or email


Plenty to see & do

Perched on the hills above Cardigan Bay, New Quay is famous for its picture-book harbour, beaches and narrow terraced streets. The sheltered harbour and safe beaches are perfect for sailing, fishing, water sports and relaxation. Other attractions in the area include the abundance of nature and wildlife, with sightings of dolphins reasonably common, but also whales and seals if you know where to look for them!

We also have breath-taking scenery to explore on foot and by car, including:

Cardigan Bay Regatta
First established around 1870, Cardigan Bay Regatta is one of the major events in the New Quay calendar.  This three-day annual event runs during August, and combines sailing races with shore based swimming races and fun events. It is suitable for all the family with sandcastle building competitions on the main day and much more 

Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips
Cruising in waters nominated in Europe for "Special Area of Conservation" status, the Ceredigion Marine Heritage Coast (C.M.H.C) is recognized for its unspoiled coastline and Wildlife, including Dolphins, Porpoise, Atlantic Grey seals and numerous bird species including Razorbills and Guillemots.

Ceredigion Coast Path
The Ceredigion Coast Path follows the spectacular and varied coastline of Cardigan Bay on the West coast of Wales. Stunning scenery, picturesque villages and a wealth of wildlife - including the highest numbers of dolphin sightings in the UK - make Ceredigion the perfect place for a week's coastal walking. 

National Wool Museum
Let the story of wool, once the most important industry in Wales, weave its magic in this unique working museum in the Teifi Valley.  It all starts with a sheep, but look where it finishes.  Why not explore this gem of a museum, housed in the former Cambrian Mills and discover the mighty industry that produced clothing, shawls and blankets for the workers of Wales and the rest of the world.

New Quay Honey Farm
The magical world of the bee is revealed to visitors to new Quay Honey Farm.  Set in an old chapel check out their fascinating exhibition showing bees working in a variety of habitats; a shop selling honey, mead and beeswax products produced on the farms hives plus mead and honey tastings, a tearoom and a picnic area.

New Quay Music Festival

RNLI - The Local Lifeboats


Looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend or relative? With our Brains gift cards you can give them the perfect present. Load them up at the bar with the value of your choice* and let your friends and family enjoy food, drinks or even a night’s stay at a Brains Inn of their choice.

Or maybe you know a budding beer enthusiast who would like to add to their collection? Our very own Brains Craft Brewery cans and original Brains Beers are now available in gift packs. Cheers!

*Minimum top-up value £5. Terms & Conditions apply. Visit for details.

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