Meeting and getting to know other Welsh speakers is one of the most important things you can do when learning the language.
Speaking with other people is really what takes you from being a “very good Welsh language learner” to a “fluent speaker”, there really is no substitute for getting out there and meeting other Welsh speakers over a cup of coffee, a pint of cwrw (beer!) or on a Welsh language mountain walk (yes, they exist!)
Below you will find a list of weekly and monthly meetups that happen right across the world. Big thanks to Say Something in Welsh for collating this list.
The details here were correct as of July 2018. Please make sure or contact the venue before you attend. We are not responsible if the events are no longer running.
Virtual/Online Weekly Meetups
Welshspeakingpractice.slack.com – Hangout with Milla, Mon 19.00-20.00
Welshspeakingpractice.slack.com – Hangout with Nicky, Wed 19.00-20.00
Welshspeakingpractice.slack.com – Beginners Hangout with Nicky, Thurs 17.30-18.30
Welshspeakingpractice.slack.com – Hangout with Siaron, Fri 19.00-20.00
Awry Dysgwy (Learners Hour) – Weekly typing chat session on Twitter. Use hashtag #yaydysgwyr, Mon 21.00-22.00.
Abertawe/Swansea – Tŷ Tawe, Sat, 10.00 to 12.00.
Aberystwyth – Weds, 11.30 to 12.30, Siop y Pethe, Sgwâr Owain Glyndŵr, Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth – Chat group, Thurs, 11.00 to 12.00, Home Café, Pier St, Aberystwyth.
Aberystwyth – Weds, 19:00-20:00, Castle Hotel, Info, Aberystwyth.
Caerdydd/Cardiff – Mon, 10.45am to 12pm, Village Hotel, Cardiff.
Cardiff/Caerdydd – Mon and Fri 1pm to 2pm, Llaeth a Siwgr, Yr Hen Llyfrgell, Cardiff.
Caerdydd/Cardiff – Weds, 1pm to 2.30, Cant a Mil Vintage, 100 Whitchurch Rd, CF14 3LY
Caerdydd/Cardiff – Tues, 7.30, Andrew Buchan Bar, 29 Albany Rd, Roath, CF24 3LH
Coed Duon/Blackwood – Thurs, 10.30 am to 12 noon, Wetherspoons, Blackwood, Gwent
CIlgeti/Kilgetty – Mon, 6 to 8pm, Begelly Arms, New Rd, Begelly, Kilgetty SA68 0YF
Cydweli/Kidwelly – Weds, 6.30 to 7.30, Fishermans Arms, Bridge St, Cydweli/Kidwelly
Deganwy – Mon, 12.00 to 2pm, Castle View Bar & Restaurant, Pentywyn Rd, LL31 9TH
Great Malvern – Thurs, 12.30 to 2pm, Great Malvern Library Café.
Hirwaun – Thurs, 10.00 to 11.30, Hirwaun Library.
Lerpwl/Liverpool – Mon, 7.30pm, Canolfan Cymry Lerpwl, Capel Bethel, Auckland Rd, L18 0HX
Llandrindod – Weds, 8pm, Arfon Ales, Temple St, Llandrindod
Pontypridd – Weds, 7pm to 9pm, Clwb y Bont, Taff St, Pontypridd
Porth Tywyn/Burry Port – Fri, 12.00, Caffi Lolfa, Burry Port
Pwllheli – Sat, 10.30 to 12.30, Caffi Gwalia, Stryd Fawr, Pwllheli.
Rhydychen/Oxford – Mon, 11.00, Welsh Mike’s Bap Café, Abingdon Rd, OX1 4PE
Rhydychen/Oxford – Thurs, 12 noon, Royal Blenheim pub, Pembroke/St Ebbe’s St, OX1 1PT
Talysarn – Weds, 7pm, in the Clwb Bach (Ex-Servicemen’s Club), Penygroes, LL54 6RN
Torfaen – Tues, 7.00 to 9pm, The Upper Cock, The Highway, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbrân, Gwent, NP44 2HE
Wrecsam/Wrexham – Mon, 7.15pm, Saith Seren, 18 Chester St, Wrecsam, LL13 8BG
Fortnightly / Monthly Meetups
Aberdaugleddau/Milford Haven – 1st Sat of the month, 10am, Phoenix Bowl, The Docks, Milford Haven, SA73 3AF
Aberystwyth – 1st Sat of the month, 11am, Caffi y Crimson Rhino, Northgate St
Amwythig/Shrewsbury – 1st & 3rd Thurs of the month, 7.30 pm, Wild Pig Hotel, Amwythig, SY3 9JT
Belper – Tues, 10 July, 7.00 – 9.00 pm, The Hop Inn, Openwoodgate, Belper, DE56 0SD
Caerdydd/Cardiff – 1st Mon of the month, 7pm, Bragdy a Chegin, Caerdydd
Caergrawnt/Cambridge – Last Tuesday of the month, 7.35pm, Panton Arms, Cambridge CB2
Caernarfon – 2nd and 4th Saturday, 11 to noon, Palas Print bookshop (café in back)
Cas-Gwent/Chepstow – 4th Sat of the month, 10.30, The Lime Tree, Chepstow
Casnewydd/Newport – 2nd Sat of the month, 10ish to 12.00, top floor of the library, John Forrest Square.
Ceredigion (travelling meetup) – Usually on last Saturday of every month. Clonc-edigion Facebook page
Coventry – second Weds of the month, from 6.30, Litten Tree, Coventry
Dolgellau – TWICE MONTHLY, 1st and last Weds of the month, 7.30pm, Cross Keys, Dolgellau
Dorridge – 2nd Mon of the month, 7.30pm, The Forest Hotel, Dorridge
Gloucester – 2nd Weds of the month, 7.30pm, England’s Glory Pub, London Rd, Gloucester
Hobart, Tasmania – 1st Weds of the month, 1.30pm, Australian Antarctic Centre Café, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston
Leeds – 4th Sat of the month, 11.30, Brewery Tap, Leeds
Llandysul – CYD group, 3rd Thurs of the month, 7.45pm, The Porth, Llandysul
Machynlleth – 2nd Sat of the month, 10.30, Caffi Alys, Maengywn St, Machynlleth
Manceinion/Manchester – 3rd Sat of the month, 10.30am, Café Siop Shop, 53 Tib St, M4 1LS
Milton Keynes – first Thurs of the month, 6pm to 7.30, Ye Olde Swan, Newport Rd, Woughton-on-the-Green, MK6 3BS
Penybont – 1st Sat of the month, 10.30am, Thomas Shop, Penybont, Radnorshire
Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr (Bridgend) – 2nd Sat of the month, upstairs at Il Panino, 1 Market St, CF31 1LL
Sheffield – 2nd Sat of the month, 1pm, Hagglers Café, Queens Rd, S2 4DU
Washington D.C. – 1st Sat of the month, 10.30am to noon, Teaism at Penn Quarter, 400 8th St NW, Washington DC, 20004
Y Barri (Barry) – 3rd Thurs of the month, 10.30 to 11.30, Sir Samuel Romilly (Weatherspoons), Broad St in Barry
Ystradgynlais – 2nd Thurs of the month, 8pm to 9pm, Gough Arms (Café Chameleon), Ystradgynlais, SA9 1ES