..meeting other Welsh speakers

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.

Weekly Meetups 

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