OK, I’m not sure if they were all actual farmers, but it’s a better title than “Remote boozer that wasn’t actually in Llangoedmor near Cardigan“.
In Llangoedmor, says the Good Beer Guide. With no WiFi, I knocked on all 373 houses in the village asking if they were hiding the Penllwyndu, a tactic that might have worked in Plush.
Have a look far right to see where it actually is.
Why isn’t it shown under Pantgwyn, you may wonder, as I did.
Then I just admired the beauty of the surroundings.
I arrived nine minutes after the 3pm opening, and resolved to find out what the artwork in the car park was. I never did.
As is always the way, it was already packed with blokes.
The two pubs that sprung immediately to mind were both in Hertfordshire, oddly. The Plough in Breachwood Green and Brambles in Buntingford both exuberant simple ale houses filling up with farming trade mid afternoon (don’t they all work 25 hours a day ?).
Unlike Hertfordshire, they were nearly all speaking Welsh.
I was clearly the only person there who wasn’t in until 11pm every night, but like the lovely Welsh lads they are the group parted to let me see the pumps.
Quite I went for the local Cwrw (which I only now know means beer) rather than Hancocks, I cannot say. Slipping.
BBC Cymru was showing highights of Saturday’s local rugby, presumably played in driving rain despite the heatwave everywhere else.
I couldn’t really stand with the locals and feign interest in Aberystwyth Wizards v New Quay Quinns or whatever so I took my cool, foamy beer for a tour of the pub.
I was going to give it a 3.5 but the pint seemed a little upset by that, so I’ll say 3.5+.
Lovely farmhouse feel, inevitable Bass tat, seat by the fire. Hard to beat.
Just shows, it’s not all beer exhibitions and gastropubs in the Guide. Yet.