If you’re getting bored of reports from isolated village pubs, hankering for photos of tat shops and misspelt advertising in quirky towns, your wait will soon be over.
But for now, a few more rural Gwent gems.
That OS extract captures the variety of Wales perfectly. Posh Abergavenny with its pashmina shops, scruffy Blaenavon with its World Heritage mining sites, and the impenetrable network of villages either side of the river Usk.
Folk rave endlessly about Devon and Greater Coalville, but there’s not much better than the footpaths between Blaenavon and the Goose and Cuckoo in Upper Llanover.
You can’t miss it; the high tech signage makes sure of that.
This is the view from the garden.
But the views from the front door would be even better on a fine day.
No-one but me and the owners, sitting at a table in conversation but clearly pleased of the visit, and delighted the Beer Guide had brought me there.
The young man pulled the Rhymney through, I approved, and went “Mmmm”. I didn’t tell them I scored it 3.5.
I had a good chat with the Landlady and her son (I guess), so I didn’t take many photos in what felt more like her home than a pub. In fact my only note says;
“Something else” which I guess isn’t a Sex Pistols reference.
Trade is a bit unpredictable and weather dependent but clearly geared up to cope with folk dropping in at all hours. Top website, too.
A must visit, I’d say. Walk there if you can.
And for our fans of filtered images, here’s some empty beer barrels;