One consequence of Lockdown is that I’ve had to lay off my team of researchers and post title “imagineers“. No, they’re not being furloughed, I’m not scrounging the 80% of nothing off the Government.
But Twitter provides me with a rich seam of potential blog material.
Step forward Sir Quinno of Royal Berkshire (via West Wales).
What better way to follow Abergavenny than with Quinno’s alma mater* (serves Double Dragon in cans in the Student Union).
If you merged the two towns would you end up with Aber-ystwyth ?, I wondered. (Forgive me, life is going terribly slowly).
I don’t have a lot of material on this gem; my last visit was in 2016 when you still had to send your Fuji off to Borehamwood to get it developed for £2.99.
Quite why I wasted a shot on the grim Spoons by the station I’ll never know.
“Dirty plates and glasses filled every table. Toddlers ran up and down the aisles, bumping into serving staff and customers.”
In complete contrast the Glengower was an exemplar upmarket seaside hotel bar with just enough daytime trade.
It’s a picturesque seaside resort, with unchallenging crazy golf. I still lost by 14 strokes on a 9 hole course.
For most, Aber pubs means the Ship & Castle., the town’s refuge for Old Boys and the CAMRAs. Nothing much happens in there, which is what you want.
Mind, that was 2016. It’s probably all micros and brewery taps now.
Frankly, if you do ONE pub round here make it the Druid in Goginan.
Unexpectedly open, unexpectedly cheery (a group of gentlefolk had just left) and unexpectedly offering the best beer in West Wales on my trip last Summer.
“I was almost as impressed to see a Snack Menu Of The Day. Perhaps the cheapest pub food you’ll find in Britain, though I’ve no doubt Stafford Paul will know better.”
There are 3,887 caravan sites in West Wales, and in 2016 we chose the one down the road from Aber in Llanath on the basis of this lovely looking pub;
Even better, it was serving Doom Bar. Mrs RM had a BrewDog from the village Premier store.
*Quinno’s reflection on student life in Aber welcome.