Some of the most expensive and bizarrely-named “Guest Ales” encountered on our West Wales Wander came at the Royal Oak in Newport, (Pembrokeshire, as opposed to the estimated 33 other Newports).
A traditional local catering to the huge tourist trade that Wiki seems to think Newport gets, presumably pilgrims heading uphill to Pontfaen.
Goodness, there’s a lot to read before you get in, isn’t there.
It’s slightly disappointing the rare original blue BT Sport card is violently juxtaposed with the stone wall and Felinfoel mirror.
Our attention was also drawn to the “What’s On In Newport” sign tells us that Food Allergies & Intolerances are back, possibly an acoustic performance.
Excitement rose as we approached the bar.
No, not the Sooty charity box.
Joy of joys, two pumps turned round so Abbot or nothing. Duncan’s disappointment was palpable.
BRAPA only does pints to get his tick. Duncan normally has a half. I had a small sip and called it. NBSS 3.5. Could have told by sniffing it.
My first of far too many cokes was a disappointment.
Ah, the Teifi Sewin again, upgraded from Guest Ale to Special.
Duncan was very keen to establish whether the Sewin was related to our new friend by the pool table.
But apparently it’s Welsh for sea trout. We learnt so much on this trip.