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A pub of two halves

It is half a century since I first patronized the Downies, it remains a pub that presents itself in... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2017
Ian W
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Kent
My favourite pub in Aberystwyth

Downie's has the atmosphere of a traditional pub. It has plenty of seating, a friendly staff, and... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2014
Amanda1127
,
Marietta, Georgia
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“A pub of two halves”
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Downiest is the absolute BOMB. Cheap drinks aka £1.85 for a double vodka and coke and the best worker ever aka FRED. Toilets might not be the best, but the atmosphere and prices make up for that.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Venture616729
Reviewed July 27, 2017

It is half a century since I first patronized the Downies, it remains a pub that presents itself in two different ways, as I found out when I visited twice in three days. My first visit, in the middle of a Wednesday evening, found me...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ian W
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I have never been to this pub sober - and its probably better that way! Lovely and fun for groups on societies night, the pub before the Pier or Y Not - definitely better in groups - good drinks on value.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank devs436
Reviewed August 7, 2015

Cheap drinks, new jukebox, great atmosphere, fast staff and a great landlord. The people that you find in Downies Vaults all seem to have the same thing in common, they're out for a good time. Definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank FfionJ770
Reviewed August 3, 2015

Don't be fooled if this place is quiet if you visit early... within an hour or so, its so busy with students and locals alike! Its easy to see why when the prices are by far some of the cheapest in town. Renowned for it's...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Lewishahaha
Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited the pub as my b.f went to Uni here, top end of Aber near the castle, it was very packed and no seats available! Ordered the signature drink it’s called the Admiral .. a must try ( cheap drinks)! Would of stayed longer but...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank hollyreadingberks
Reviewed April 9, 2015

Downies vaults is out of the way tucked up at the top of eastgate street when you discover it u will have a great night out , Good music lovely bar staff , lovely landlord and don't forget Downies signature drink its called the Admiral

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank claire00bradley
Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

Its not just vodka Tuesdays at downies aberystwyth, its vodka everyday. £1.75 for a double vodka and coke! A late pub, it gets rammed at around 11 pm. Famous for robbie Williams 'Angels' constantly playing on the jukebox, this should be a stop on every...More

1  Thank radunlop
Reviewed June 30, 2014

By far the best pub in Aberystwyth. Cheap (ridiculously cheap) prices, fantastic landlord, jukebox. What more do you need?

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Lewis L
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Downie's has the atmosphere of a traditional pub. It has plenty of seating, a friendly staff, and 1.75 double vodka with splash every day. It's usually pretty quiet unless a university society is there, and they don't turn the television up too loud unless it's...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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