The GBG says “Gwent“,
Mudgie says “Monmouthshire“, and some would say Greater Tewkesbury.
But as the contours and views show, it’s very much Wales in Abergavenny.
See also authentic Welsh touches in the castle park, such as
“the famous “Jumper Tree” onto which people sew their requests for the next craft beer in the Wetherspoons (or possibly request Iron Maiden songs at the Eisteddfod, who can say) “
Not as stunning as Monmouth, though the pubs may influence my view on that, but plenty for the tiling and font enthusiast (top).
A bit of Burton style over the Usk in Llanfoist at the marvellous Bridge.
In town the Station, which I always mix up with the Railway over the road offers this hipster beer in a very non-hipster setting. Years since I’ve been in.
but the Railway is the looker, isn’t it ?
Nearby recent GBG newbie Y Cantreff has handily placed pot plants for the ticker.
It’s a classy place, bar the dogs tripping you up and dull lacings.
Top marks for the pedestrianisation,
and the Spoons conversion. “EHT MUESIILOC” is clearly Welsh for “Smooth £1.99“.
Spoons may have their critics (surely not ?) but the Welsh options on the menu, like this San Pellegrino from the lemon groves of Ebbw Vale, are always a winner.
Still can’t forgive what Brain’s did to the Hen & Chickens, mind.