The Uplands Tavern
The Uplands Tavern
4.5
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
About
The Uplands Tavern is a vibrant pub located in the hustle and bustle of Uplands combining friendly service with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Enjoy well loved pub staples like burgers and pie alongside our classics drinks range, but with a twist! Join us for a business lunch, catch-up with friends or as a pit-stop whilst exploring. In the pulsing heart of the city, Uplands Tavern is an energetic hub where everyone is welcome. Create new memories and celebrate old traditions, regardless of the occasion.
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  • Fearless29281649220
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT PUB QUIZZY WIZZY
    Wow I just love the pub quiz at the uplands tav. Quiz master is so cool and I really like each quiz here! Put more science and animal questions in and you’ll be my top quiz of all time !!!
    Hi Fearless29281649220, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub quiz . Hope to see you again soon!
    Written November 30, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 28, 2023
  • James W
    Maastricht, The Netherlands4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Uplands Tav Wuiz
    I absolutely love the Uplands Tavern quiz in Swansea! It's always a fantastic experience, and I can't recommend it enough. The quizmaster is absolutely awesome, creating an engaging and fun atmosphere for everyone. The questions are diverse and challenging, keeping you on your toes throughout the entire quiz. The venue itself is cozy and welcoming, providing the perfect backdrop for a night of brain-teasing fun. Whether you're a trivia enthusiast or just looking for a good time with friends, the Uplands Tavern quiz is a must-visit. Don't miss out on this awesome experience! -The Beaver Bashers (Quiz team)
    Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team 😊
    Written November 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled on business
    Written November 28, 2023
  • Ronnie j
    Sketty, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TOP PUB In Swansea
    This pub is definitely the best pub in Swansea, so friendly,the manergeress and the rest of the bar staff make you feel so welcome and comfortable. plenty of a selection of drinks and cocktails to choose from dog friendly,dog treats and water free, am.all round great pub,outside seating plenty of entertainment something going on every night. I love it there ,such a lovely warm and friendly atmosphere. outstanding place to be would highly recommend a visit to this pub.Ronnie. J.
    795ronniej, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review ! Hopefully see you soon 😊
    Written April 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Danny R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great night out
    The Uplands Tavern is a Swansea institution and prides itself on being the best music pub around. Have seen many good local bands and had many a great night out here. It can get very busy on the weekends but it is a great locals pub too. They don't serve food or have sport or TV on which is great in my opinion. The drink selection is fantastic and the staff knowledgeable and really helpful and friendly.
    We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help! We hope to see you again soon 😊
    Written June 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2024
  • Alison M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pub, great venue, great staff.
    The Tav is the best live music venue in Swansea with a braad range of customers which ensures it has a fantastic atmosphere any night of the week. We go to have a cocktail and a dance, but it also has a lovely, sunny terrace that's perfect for an afternoon pint. The drinks menu is great and is served by a friendly and knowledgeable team who make a real effort to ensure regulars and visitors feel welcome.
    Such a nice review to read, thank you so much. Hope to see you again soon ☺️
    Written June 2, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2024
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jasonthomasevans
Swansea, UK16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
First venture to the Tav since lockdown. I wasn't sure what to expect but my visit exceeded my expectations. Alyson was there to greet us, and very well organised in her approach. Very simple process to order drinks which were brought to our table by friendly staff. Great to see that the Tav respects the current climate making customers feel safe. It was also evident that Alyson and her staff have been very busy during lockdown on seeing the presentation of the pub!!

Well done Alyson and her team!! See you soon!!
Written August 9, 2020
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Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about your positive experience. Have a great day!
Written August 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Tav is the best live music venue in Swansea with a braad range of customers which ensures it has a fantastic atmosphere any night of the week. We go to have a cocktail and a dance, but it also has a lovely, sunny terrace that's perfect for an afternoon pint. The drinks menu is great and is served by a friendly and knowledgeable team who make a real effort to ensure regulars and visitors feel welcome.
Written June 1, 2024
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Such a nice review to read, thank you so much. Hope to see you again soon ☺️
Written June 2, 2024
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Rachel E
Swansea, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Went on a night out with the girls to the uplands, what a fantastic atmosphere in the pub. The staff were all really friendly and chatty and had fantastic knowledge of the drinks available (which helps when a group of girls can’t decide what they want). The pub was clean, toilets were clean and tidy and the outside area is fantastic and well maintained.

If your looking for a good night out this should be the top of your list!!
Written February 7, 2020
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We're glad to hear we delivered such a great experience. If there's anything further we can do for you, we are happy to help!
Written February 14, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Al H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
A fantastic evening spent at the Uplands Tav. Felt very safe & well looked after. Management took every care to ensure all track & trace measures duly complied with. Couldn't say the same for & witnessed to another 'known' establishment nearby who seemed to just crowd people in & gave for a v. loud & v unsociable crowd & atmosphere! All credit due & well done the Uplands Tav management & staff! Will be back soon.
Written June 18, 2021
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Jordan Eastwood
Worcester, UK58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Been to the uplands tav tonight with friends. Normally have a very good experience here but tonight the way staff treated one member of the team was despicable. Completely ruined the vibe for the evening.

George the waiter/glass collector/bar tender was amazing. A genuine, helpful character.. A delight to have serve you. We witnessed a small 'clash' with what looked like the manager/duty manager and were disgusted by her response and treatment of George.

George you are a credit to the team and more than worthy of this shout out. We enjoyed having you serve us!
Written May 28, 2021
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Sunday Bruncher
hereford784 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Having asked about the quiz and being told it started at 7pm, we booked a table and as it was quite early opted for eating there as well, as stated on the app....well after a pretty long, hot walk from our hotel we got there and were told where to sit, ok fair enough, but then was told the quiz started at 8 (was told on the phone 7pm) still not too bad, but then found out the pub does not even do food even though we had booked a food table. So all in all we had one drink then made the long walk back to town for a food pub as we were starving. And having read previous reviews properly now, it says this issue with the food would be sorted! Well, what a load of baloney. Had a great 4 days in Swansea, but this was the one sour point to it all.
Written July 21, 2021
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Les Sullivan
Swansea, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Visited the newly refurbished garden area for a drink on Friday 14th May ( pre booked through app ) . Really well organised with one way in and one way out . The new garden is really nice and all tables were well placed with new planters separating them . Staff were very welcoming and explained everything . Ordered drinks through the Green King app and drinks arrived in minutes . Felt really safe there and would certainly recommend . Booking your table using the app is so easy . Well done .
Written May 20, 2021
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A_Rockchick_77
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
First time visiting since the pubs reopened and WOW so impressed . The garden make over is amazing such a difference ! In contrast to a few of the other local bars The Tavern is well up on their game in terms of Covid regulations and social distancing . Everything was explained as we were taken to our table - test and trace, one way system , masks , table service etc but not in a patronising way - very natural and friendly . The staff were very friendly and efficient , even though the pub was busy service was prompt . Such a lovely atmosphere , pub is nice & clean and looking amazing . Well done , a lot of hard work has obviously been going on . We’ve already booked a table for our next visit and are bringing some friends . Highly recommend
Written June 10, 2021
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Kim B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
One of many pubs I have visited since the lockdown has eased and I must say one of the best. Excellent safety measures, staff on hand with advice, superb signage and overall a very organised and safe venue to visit. Social distancing measures all in place. We'll done Ali and staff.
Written August 10, 2020
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We sincerely thank you for the positive review, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Written August 12, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

James W
Maastricht, The Netherlands4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
I absolutely love the Uplands Tavern quiz in Swansea! It's always a fantastic experience, and I can't recommend it enough. The quizmaster is absolutely awesome, creating an engaging and fun atmosphere for everyone. The questions are diverse and challenging, keeping you on your toes throughout the entire quiz. The venue itself is cozy and welcoming, providing the perfect backdrop for a night of brain-teasing fun. Whether you're a trivia enthusiast or just looking for a good time with friends, the Uplands Tavern quiz is a must-visit. Don't miss out on this awesome experience!

-The Beaver Bashers (Quiz team)
Written November 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Lovely to read your comments about your experience, I'll make sure to pass them on to the rest of the team 😊
Written November 30, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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