Pontardawe Inn
123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
Pontardawe Inn

Real Ales & Craft Beers Serving now, coming soon or sorry you've missed.

Our Selection of Ales

  • Banks's Sunbeam 4.2%

    Banks's Sunbeam 4.2%

    "Banks's Sunbeam has a vibrant citrus hop aroma and a shimmering blonde colour. The rich gooseberry and zesty grapefruit taste create an easy drinking beer with a clean long aftertaste.

    Gloriously Zesty Blonde | 4.2%

    See: Shimmering light straw
    Smell: Vibrant citrus hop, with distinct gooseberry notes
    Taste: Glorious rich gooseberry & zesty grapefruit highlights, overlaying a hoppy, sweet malt base.
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • •
  • Jennings Cocker Hoop 4.6%

    Jennings Cocker Hoop 4.6%

    "A bitter beer of great character, appealing to those drinkers who really appreciate their beer and are looking for quality. The name is derived from ‘Cock-a Hoop’, an old custom of removing the cock (or spigot) from a barrel and resting it on the hoop of the cask before commencing a drinking bout, but was changed to reflect the brewery’s location on the banks of the River Cocker".

    Premium Golden Bitter | 4.6%

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    Smell: Fruity, spicy, hoppy
    Taste: hoppy, crisp, full
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • • 1/2
  • Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    "Boondoggle is a blonde and luscious 4.2% ale. Brewed with the finest English Pale malt, First Gold and Fuggles hops. Boondoggle delivers a well balanced moreish fruity taste. Any excuse for that Boondoggle moment."

    Golden Ale | 4.2%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Hoppy, citrus
    Taste: Fruity
    Bitter: • •
    Sweet: • • •
  • Ringwood Fortyniner | 4.9%

    Ringwood Fortyniner | 4.9%

    "Fortyniner is a golden full-bodied malty beer with a deep bitter-sweet finish. Brewed with the finest English barley, Goldings, Progress, Fuggles, and Challenger hops, resulting in a well-balanced golden pale ale."

    Premium Bitter | 4.9%

    See: Amber
    Smell: Malty, fresh hop aroma
    Taste: full bodied, bitter sweet finish
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • • •

  • Wychwood Hobgolblin Gold | 4.2%

    Wychwood Hobgolblin Gold | 4.2%

    "Hobgoblin Gold is the latest beer carrying the little fella’s moniker, and while Gold might be lighter in colour, it’s definitely no lightweight. A combination of six hop varieties (yes six!) & an infusion of wheat and malted barley has resulted in the perfect golden beer – with a huge hop punch."

    Golden Ale | 4.2%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Fragrant citrus and wild forest gooseberries
    Taste: Mouth watering malt and refreshing citrus hop kick
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • •
  • Banks's Bitter 3.8%

    Banks's Bitter 3.8%

    "A full, clean, bitter tasting beer with malty and hoppy flavours and winey, fruity overtones".

    Bitter | 3.8%

    See: Amber
    Smell: Slightly Hoppy
    Taste: Dry Bitter Finish
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • • •
  • Marston's Pedigree

    Marston's Pedigree

    "Pedigree has a fascinating aroma and palate of biscuity malt, spicy hops and light fruit, all overlain by the famous salty, sulphury note that comes from the spring waters of the Trent Valley".

    Premium Bitter | 4.5%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Burton Sulphur
    Taste: Dry, biscuity, malt, spicy, hop
    Bitter: • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • 1/2
  • Old Empire IPA | 5.7%

    Old Empire IPA | 5.7%

    A true IPA with a strong hop aroma and flavour, a rich malty, bitter taste and pale in colour. A beer with a tangy, clean bitterness and wonderfully refreshing character.

    IPA | 5.7%

    See: Amber
    Smell: Citrus, fruity, hop
    Taste: Citrus hop, sweet, warming
    Bitter: • • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • • 1/2
  • Marston's 61 Deep | 3.8%

    Marston's 61 Deep | 3.8%

    New World Pale Ale is born out of the craft and culture imbued in Pedigree, the Great British Ale; combined with the fresh flavours of Australia.

    Style: Pale Ale
    Colour: Golden
    ABV: 4.0%
    Smell: Malty citrus
    Taste: full bodied, malty, crisp

  • Razor Back 3.9%

    Razor Back 3.9%

    A powerfully hopped IPA. We have taken the advice, and some of the hops, from our friends at Shipyard brewery in the USA and added our famous Ringwood Yeast. The result is a rich, full flavoured, golden beer. Best enjoyed with spicy curry.

    Style: British IPA
    ABV: 3.9%
    See: Golden
    Smell: Fruity and floral
    Taste: Dry bitterness, with a balanced fullness
    Bitter: 3.5
    Sweet: 2.5
  • Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0%

    Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0%

    "A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with malt made from specially selected barley and using only the finest English aromatic hops. Traditionally brewed for over a hundred years, using pure Lakeland water drawn from the brewery’s own well".

    Bitter | 4.0%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Fruity, hoppy, spicy
    Taste: Balanced, crisp, bitterness
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • •

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  • Single Hop Flyer 4.0%

    Single Hop Flyer 4.0%

    Our Flyer has been grown in Bosbury – nestling under the Malvern Hills, near Herefordshire’s eastern border. Flyer is a citrusy hop; with aromas of stoned fruits, liquorice, treacle-toffee and caramel, and slight burnt notes. Its bittering characteristics can be best described as spicy, citrus, liquorice and resinous.

    Style: Single Hop Ale
    ABV: 4.0%
    See: Amber
    Smell: Complex, spicy, stone fruits and dark toffee
    Taste: Spicy, citrusy, with hints of liquorice & pine
    Bitter: 4
    Sweet: 2

  • Fusion 4

    Fusion 4

    Complex citrus, herbal and tropical flavours from a quartet of cutting-edge hops

    WAINWRIGHT FUSION 4
    Style: US, UK OZ, NZ hop blend
    ABV: 4.0%
    See: Pale Gold
    Smell: Lemongrass, lime zest, grapefruit
    Taste: Floral, lime & lemon citrus, piney bitterness. Tropical fruit finish.
    Bitter: 4
    Sweet: 2
  • Circadian

    Circadian

    hoppy, rich and full flavoured session India Pale Ale

    RINGWOOD CIRCADIAN
    Style: Session IPA
    ABV: 4.5%
    See: Straw Gold
    Smell: Pine, gooseberry aroma
    Taste: Big bitterness, bittersweet finish
    Bitter: 3.5
    Sweet: 2.5
  • Lancaster Bomber | 4.4%

    Lancaster Bomber | 4.4%

    Has a big burnt fruit note, raisins and sultanas on the nose with malt loaf and peppery hops. Bitter, spicy hops, burnt fruit and toasted malt dominate the palate followed by a bittersweet finish with rich malt, spicy hops and dark fruit.

    Premium Bitter | 4.4%
    See: Deep copper
    Smell: Toffee, biscuit
    Taste: Moreish, rich, bitter
    Bitter: • • • • Sweet: • • •
  • Wainwright 4.1%

    Wainwright 4.1%

    "A delicious, invigorating beer. If you like hoppy ale, or even if you normally drink lager, we think you’re sure to enjoy Thwaites Wainwright."

    Exquisite Golden Ale | 4.1%

    See: Pale straw
    Smell: Fruit, citrus
    Taste: Fruit, sweet, citric, refreshing
    Bitter: • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • • • 1/2
  • Batemans Colonel's Whiskers | 4.3%

    Batemans Colonel's Whiskers | 4.3%

    “A classic Black & Tan which is dark, rich and creamy, brimming with biscuits and fruit. The aroma is crisp, roasted malt which creates a voluptuous full body.”
    Bitter ••1/2 Sweet ••

    Britain's Brewing August 2015
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  • Black Sheep Ale | 4.4%

    Black Sheep Ale | 4.4%

    “Black Sheep Special Ale is a powerfully flavoured pint that packs a punch with rich fruit aromas and a distinctively smooth, bittersweet taste.”
    Bitter • • • Sweet • • • •

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
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  • Exmoor Stag | Exmoor Ale ABV 5.2%

    Exmoor Stag | Exmoor Ale ABV 5.2%

    STYLE: PREMUIM BITTER
    COLOUR: COPPER
    Our Head Brewers favourite, Stag is a strong, deep amber Premium Bitter, nose of toffee and hops with a smooth, rich and fruity taste and a long, dry finish.
  • Oakham Inferno | 4.0%

    Oakham Inferno | 4.0%

    “This light, igniting ale flickers complex fruits across your tongue, leaving a dry, fruity, bitter finish, smothering your thirst.”

    Bitter • • • • 1/2 Sweet • • 1/2

    Britain's Brewing Festival November 2015
    #britainsbrewing
  • Tribute | St Austell  ABV 4.2%

    Tribute | St Austell ABV 4.2%

    STYLE: PALE ALE
    COLOUR: PALE AMBER
    Light, hoppy, zesty, easy to drink and consistently delicious. The zesty orange and grapefruit flavours are balanced with biscuit malt for this superb Cornish classic.

  • Marston's Pedigree

    Marston's Pedigree

    "Pedigree has a fascinating aroma and palate of biscuity malt, spicy hops and light fruit, all overlain by the famous salty, sulphury note that comes from the spring waters of the Trent Valley".

    Premium Bitter | 4.5%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Burton Sulphur
    Taste: Dry, biscuity, malt, spicy, hop
    Bitter: • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • 1/2
  • Wainwright 4.1%

    Wainwright 4.1%

    "A delicious, invigorating beer. If you like hoppy ale, or even if you normally drink lager, we think you’re sure to enjoy Thwaites Wainwright."

    Exquisite Golden Ale | 4.1%

    See: Pale straw
    Smell: Fruit, citrus
    Taste: Fruit, sweet, citric, refreshing
    Bitter: • • 1/2
    Sweet: • • • • 1/2
  • Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    Ringwood Boondoggle | 4.2%

    "Boondoggle is a blonde and luscious 4.2% ale. Brewed with the finest English Pale malt, First Gold and Fuggles hops. Boondoggle delivers a well balanced moreish fruity taste. Any excuse for that Boondoggle moment."

    Golden Ale | 4.2%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Hoppy, citrus
    Taste: Fruity
    Bitter: • •
    Sweet: • • •
  • Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0%

    Jennings Cumberland Ale 4.0%

    "A superb golden coloured ale, brewed with malt made from specially selected barley and using only the finest English aromatic hops. Traditionally brewed for over a hundred years, using pure Lakeland water drawn from the brewery’s own well".

    Bitter | 4.0%

    See: Golden
    Smell: Fruity, hoppy, spicy
    Taste: Balanced, crisp, bitterness
    Bitter: • • •
    Sweet: • •

  • Wychwood Dirty Tackle 4.0%

    Wychwood Dirty Tackle 4.0%

    Avoid the scrum & make sure you score an early try as our most popular seasonal ale makes a winning return. A full-bodied malty beer with a clean citrus aroma tackles your taste buds & kicks its opponents into touch.

    See: Dark Amber
    Smell: Aromatic & Spicy
    Taste: Luscious & hoppy, subtle citrus
    Bitter: • • • •
    Sweet: • • •