TIN SHED

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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…

Rosebush

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Looking pleased with himself in the Dyffryn Arms

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.

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It’s a tin shed
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Colour will divide opinion

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.

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Clutter
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Tat

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.

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Heater. In June

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.

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Anyway, it’s a theme park of a pub. For fans of tin sheds.

19 thoughts on “TIN SHED

  1. “which sadly means something like “37 minutes from civilisation”.”

    Yes, but Duncan’s used to that with his meanderings way ‘oop north’. 😉

    “Looking pleased with himself in the Dyffryn Arms”

    That’s because he’s drinking… and you’re sipping. 🙂

    “someone mentioned Rosebush, which I always thought was a Citizen Kane reference.”

    Or the time my darling wife took a razor to her… (I’ll think I’ll stop right there).

    “It’s a tin shed”

    Aren’t there rules for how big a shed can be?

    “Colour will divide opinion”

    Like most things these days. 😉

    “which Duncan was keen to complete (that’s a fib)”

    (slow golf clap)

    “where they’d cryogenically frozen some railway passengers from 1962”

    You have a good eye. I initially thought 1963. 🙂

    Cheers

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  2. Fine views of my balding pate and the old railway station. I see you are still struggling with how to spell the Welsh word for beer but confident you will have sorted that out by the time you finish Wales. Firmly your idea thus one as I recall as it was a revisit for me, but an entertaining diversion. Tell Russ it’s not easy drinking for two.

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  3. As I have previously mentioned, I visited this pub on my birthday in 2015, and was told to move from the bar to the dining area to eat my rahter meagre Ploughman’s. Since then I believe it has closed and been reopened as a community-owned venture – the previous attitude wasn’t exactly going to encourage trade.

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  4. That old “tat” doesn’t look too bad.
    Maybe all that “tat” currently being manufactured in Wrexham will be okay by about 2069.

    Rosebush railway station closed in 1937 so that’s one Beeching’s NOT to blame for.
    The platform looks unusually low.

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      1. “Unusually small” would have meant an even bigger climb up into the train.
        Ah, yes, that’s why the line wasn’t viable and it closed in 1937.

        No, no, time spent researching is time not spent getting round pubs, drinking beer and saving the great British pint for us all.

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