Anglesey. And why not?
Only 3 trips in 4 years, none to LlanfairPG, but quite a mix of scenery and pubs lthough the interior does look dull, doesn’t it ?
The best bit is just over the Menai, where you can look back and see Paddy’s Bar winking back at you. Perhaps I’ll do a bangin’ Bangor post, if Duncan doesn’t nick that title first.
But before we get to Beaumaris, stop for a pint of Lees in the Anglesey Arms just over t’bridge.
You’re not in Oldham now, Tonto.
I can’t vouch for the Chinese takeaway in Beaumaris (is there one?) but I can vouch for the Bass in the Bull.
I’d never seen folk so excited by Bass, not since the lady in the Star served me it from the jug anyway.
I can’t say I’ve really got to the heart of Anglesey yet. 300 caravan sites, 200 dining pubs, 100 letters in their most famous place names.
No GBG pubs in Amlwch, where Lemmy wore short trousers, but a collection of unimproved pubs that Alan Winfield would have loved.
Amlwch was where I nearly drowned in mud the day before my 55th birthday (22 December), but even caked in grime I was better dressed than the folk in traditional Welsh dress in the Panton Arms in Pentraeth.
Ideally, I’d love an excuse to make another trip to Holyhead on that idyllic dual carriageway.
The pubs make Stranraer look upmarket, but the scenery is underrated.
When I do return, there’s only one option for breakfast.
Full Welsh, of course. What in earth is in that Megga Breakfast to justify the extra £1.50? Puffin?