Two of the hardest words to spell in the Welsh language, here attempted in the same blog title.
Phwoar would be a good word to describe our campervan stop at Foryd Bay south of Caernarfon, which I bring you here due to the joy of staring at Welsh OS extracts.
We were moved on twice by an aggressive farmer with a 100k worth of tractor, before settling on the picnic area in the middle of the map.
Too far to walk back to Caernarfon in the rain, so Mrs RM had to settle for a can of SpeakEasy from Vale of Glamorgan.
Readers should be aware that Mrs RM turned down two alternative craft offerings;
“Tastes like Brew Dog” said she. At least Bass doesn’t taste like Brew Dog.
We saved breakfast for our first ever trip to the Llyn Pensinsula. An astonishing life omission, and not just because of 3 GBG entries.
Much more rugged and hilly than expected, and therefore very different from Anglesey, but in all other respects what you’d expect. Gorgeous beaches, cheery people, distinctive churches, tatty shops.
Actually, as the photos show, Pwllheli was colourful and characterful, reminiscent of a north Kent coast resort that isn’t called Whitstable.
OK, no micro pub, but every conceivable bargain shop and places selling porcelain pigs and (more concerningly) Hitler and the Wombles memorabilia..
Hours of fun pouring over those, no doubt. But we had one target.
I’d assumed the Pen Cob might be the only real ale in town, but far from it.
Loads of cask in the 5 What Pub entries, some of it very local, so I may be back here quicker than expected.
The Spoons was what was expected, which is no bad thing.
From a “tight” range the perfect 9am beer for Mrs RM was this floral effort from the ever reliable Purple Moose, surely the Titanic or Oakham of North Wales.
But the beer is largely irrelevant. This was just the cheeriest Spoons I’ve been in since the Tivoli caught fire, with staff who were “so nice” (says my notes).
“Mushroom Benedictine ?. Sorry, my name’s Benedictine, I meant Benedict. Oops”
I swear to you I didn’t make that up.
“Oooh. You’re the FIRST people* to try that new mushroom one. Is it good ?”
It really was good, even better than the ham version. Once more, Spoons delivers top class service. The new self-service coffee machine still broke though.
*I presume in the world since this is so far west.