I’m writing this to the backdrop of Friday night karaoke in Middlesborough, so don’t expect much. “We don’t” says Russ.
Welsh Pub no. 5 was an award winner, aren’t they all. I calmed down by taking in the sights of Llandeilo. Some of them are worth seeing.
Wales really is stunning.
The Salutation looks solid enough, and had plenty of mid afternoon custom.
And you can trust a pub where lads skive off work to play pool.
But no-one is drinking the cask, why would they. Even the Landlord is drinking Guinness.
I ignore the Doom and the Landlord and go for local Mantle, which was stella(r) in Carmarthen in 2017.
Here, it’s warm and dour. Happily, they’ve provided a lovely garden with plants that need watering.
A lively pub, as is the one called Yr Hen VIC over the road. Please, someone tell me they’ve had great beer here.
Just in case you think I’m being overly fussy, the Double Maxim in this Middlesbrough fun pub is an easy 3.5+, £2.10 before the forthcoming CAMRA/Stonegate discounts, and the Discovery will never grace the GBG.
It’s a cruel world.