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Next stop on the great “Pubmeister Does All of Wales” was somewhere called Maenclochog, which sadly means something like “37 minutes from civilisation”.
Before we got there, Duncan got a bit distracted…
During that stop in Pontfaen, someone mentioned Rosebush, which I always thought was a Citizen Kane reference.
Apparently not. The Tafarn Zinc (“Tin Shed”) is apparently a tin shed.
It’d been in and out of the Beer Guide, but it’s not in this year. But it was in the 1992 edition, which Duncan was keen to complete (that’s a fib).
I’m sure there’s an interesting back story, and it’s certainly an essential stop, though it all seemed a bit overdone to me.
Most of the custom was there for food, and I was reminded of a more interesting version of one of those Isle of Wight pubs dripping with farmhouse implements.
Duncan grimaced a bit at his half of Cwr. I found redemption in the garden, where they’d cryogenically frozen some railway passengers from 1962 when Beeching closed the station.
Anyway, it’s a theme park of a pub. For fans of tin sheds.