Yes ! It’s a Heritage pub !
Just in case any of you are starting to feel sorry for me, fear not. I was loving this tour of dodgy cask pubs.
The next one up is beautifully located an hour up narrow roads from Llandeilo Station.
The Cennen Arms looks like a rural Welsh gem, a bit like the similarly isolated Goose & Cuckoo at Llanover.
It takes about 10 seconds to realise this is a little classic.
Normally it only takes 1 second after entering to be asked “What you having, mate ?“,well before you’ve had time to survey the bar.
Here I have a full minute to take in the glazed screen while the landlady takes lunch orders from the only other customers. Slowly.
I don’t like choice, which is just as well.
My purchase of a half is a dull transaction, and to be honest I’m a bit distracted by the pub.
I might have stayed for lunch, the reviews aren’t bad, but it was just too quiet. It needed someone playing the piano, or putting Dire Straits on the jukebox.
But it was worth £1.70 just to sit on the bench seats for ten minutes. Just a shame the Joules was totally undrinkable. No, you take it back.
Not for the first time, the Gents came to my rescue.