A VAIN SEARCH FOR WELSH BEER

You left me in Llantwit Major in the drizzle, you sods, in the glow of a sublime pint of Doom Bar. Talking of which, I see one of our top beer writers has finally seen the light.

Be nice to have some Welsh beer in Wales though; plenty of adverts, not much in the Beer Guide.

On to the Tudor.

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Five pubs and a club in town, four in the Guide. Something in the water ?

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One pub for each wife
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Pubs, pubs, pubs

WhatPub promises Hancocks and Wye Valley, we get Wainwright instead of HB. It must be a decade since I saw Hancocks on a bar.

Not sure what’s got the Tudor into the Guide. The Wainwright is solid NBSS 2.5 nothingness, and the only cask I see poured in 20 minutes.

The pub seems to contain the entirety of the town youth, tucked into four distinct drinking areas which are unmodernised enough to be characterful.

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Nice hat

It’s the sort of place you get on the edge of Cornwall towns like Penryn, where students come to avoid craft keg, and I liked it well enough.

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No Bass mirror though

Just as I was leaving I noticed the pump clip turned round.

I spy…

That rotated square clip could only be HB*, couldn’t it ?

Suddenly remembering I had a train to catch in 7 minutes and an 8 minute walk, I had an agonising decision to make.

Revisit two pubs here with Draught Bass and Brains, or jump on the train and get two new ticks in Penarth…

 

*Don’t bother telling me HB was last brewed by Everards either.

17 thoughts on “A VAIN SEARCH FOR WELSH BEER

    1. Hancock’s is usually on – always when I’ve been – at the Vale Of Glamorgan Inn, Cowbridge, and at the Butcher’s Arms, Llandaff – don’t know if they’re on your yet-to-be-ticked list Martin.

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      1. Tintern sticks in my mind, as a real life Royston Vasey, where I stopped off once and called in at the Local Shop for a pasty, and was greeted by the terror-stricken, and completely flustered Local Owners.

        That was before the League of Gentlemen, but I’d discerned a pattern already by then on my travels, as you do, eh, Martin?

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      2. Well I missed them ! Tintern now is a little slice of Pashminaville, full of coach parties and barbour-clad shoppers. The folk (English I think) who took on the Cherry Tree ruined it with gastro food and guest beers.

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      1. If I were to ramble round the British coast I wouldn’t want to walk 19,491 miles approaching Llantwit Major.

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      2. Well, yes, I could cut across Hadrian’s Wall and miss out Scotland as there’s not much worth drinking up there.

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      3. No, I think I would want to be away from Llantwit Major for a bit longer than that..
        Maybe eighteen miles to Cardiff and a few days there before returning.

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