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Cob Records

1-3 Britannia Terrace, Porthmadog LL49 9NA, Wales
+44 1766 512170
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Since 1967 and still going!

We first visited Cob Records on our honeymoon in 1978 and were thrilled to see it is still in... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
paulcran
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem of a record shop

It may be dingy but there are countless records in there. I can see why people can spend hours in... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Sissy2807
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United States
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  • Average4%
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“record shop” (3 reviews)
“worth a visit” (4 reviews)
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1-3 Britannia Terrace, Porthmadog LL49 9NA, Wales
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+44 1766 512170
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We first visited Cob Records on our honeymoon in 1978 and were thrilled to see it is still in Portmadog and basically the same. Came away with a couple of gems from the huge selection on offer.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

It may be dingy but there are countless records in there. I can see why people can spend hours in here. They have a nice selection of used DVDS in the back and everything is properly labeled and organized. Staff kept to themselves.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Re visited this famous shop after a gap of 45 years. Nothing has changed. Good (but not great) selection of vinyl. Prices ranged from OK to outrageous but still worth a visit.

Thank wildwillie53
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Spent a few hours in here and many more pounds! adding to my CD collection. Yes i'm old fashioned and no I don't download. I like having the CD's. They provided a mail service so I will probably be spending some more £'s with them....More

1  Thank 495mia
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have been visiting this place since 1986 when I first discovered Cob Records. 2017 and it is still on my hit list when I get the chance to visit the beautiful North Wales and Porthmadog. When you go just ensure you allow plenty of...More

Thank arwrtawel
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Cob Records has been in Porthmadog "forever". It is a perfect place to visit (although they offer extensive mail order) to reminisce, browse and purchase old and more-modern pre-loved music and film. I never take my wife, as she would chew me to "hurry up,...More

Thank Stephen A
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I went here with my Hubby on Tuesday morning. It is right opposite the Ffestiniog Railway Station by The Cob. Once you get over the initial musty smell, it is like an Aladdins cave of old Vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs and even DVDs.

1  Thank Jilly2903
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

...by browsing through their huge collection of all the music you grew up with. After being hit by waves of nostalgia, there's a good chance your wallet will get hit as well. But you'll come out smiling.

1  Thank Tommy E
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Sadly, I only had time for a quick browse before catching a train on the Ffestiniog Railway. Well worth it though. The shop oozes atmosphere and the process of just sifting through what's available is fascinating. I used the Bangor store much more than the...More

1  Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Large selection of CD's, DVD's, records and some collectables. DVD's could have been arranged in genre rather than alphabetically. Took us ages to find something. Shop could do with a tidy

Thank panda11079
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