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The Monachty

A traditional seaside pub and hotel, situated in the beautiful town of Aberaeron.

About Us

A warm welcome in the heart of Aberaeron, with a tasty menu offering a wide range of tempting dishes.

contact us

Market Street, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0AS

01545 570389

Opening hours

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

Food service hours

  • Mon - Sun // 09:00 - 10:30 / 12:00 - 21:00

Facilities at this pub

  • Families Welcome
  • Outside drinking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Accommodation available
  • Darts
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Waterfront dining
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Harbour-side dining

The Monachty is located in the heart of the beautiful harbour town of Aberaeron. The town itself was recently voted the winner in Wales ‘Best places to stay’ competition.

We offer a warm welcome to visitors and locals alike, with a tasty menu offering a wide range of tempting dishes, we're sure you'll enjoy a your meal with us.  After all, there’s only one way to eat in Aberaeron, and that’s looking out across the harbour at the stunning Ceredigion coastline.

Enjoy one of our high quality pub classics or sumptuous grills while taking in the picturesque views that we have to offer from our veranda. Our wine list has been designed to complement our food menu perfectly. An elegant glass of Prosecco with our famous fish and chips is heavenly!

In our bar, we hold regular live music and open mic nights, getting the whole community involved in a great evening and we also have a large flat screen TV showing BT Sports.  

Prefer the al-fresco lifestyle? Outside we have a great beer garden and veranda which overlooks the picturesque stone harbour and the famous colourfully painted houses. An experience you really won’t want to miss.

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 to host your event.

For your no-obligation appointment with our special events coordinator, contact us on 01545 570389 or email



The Cask Marque Award is an accreditation which guarantees guests the perfect pint of cask ale, every time. All the cask ales on sale are tested twice a year by a qualified assessor for temperature, appearance, aroma and taste and every beer must reach the required standard in order for the licensee to pass the inspection. Mystery visits may be carried out at any time and feedback is invited from the public.

Cask Marque is an independent, non-profit making organisation formed in 1998 with the aim of improving beer quality in British pubs through the accreditation scheme, training courses on cellar management and the setting of industry standards through a series of beer quality charters, including cellar management, glass-cleanliness and line cleaning.

Over 10,000 pubs hold the Award and each one participates in the ‘World’s Biggest Ale Trail’. This allows drinkers to scan the Cask Marque certificates in the pubs using their phone and the more scans they make, the more prizes they win. Download the CaskFinder App to join the fun!


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.

Facilities at this pub

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