GUESS THE PUB GOES TO THE TAVERN

After your disastrous performance in identifying pubs across the pond, let’s stay closer to home with a classic unspoilt tavern out west. Typically one ale on of late; you’ll probably have seen their 5% amber flagship on the side of lorries on our motorways recently.

Proud of its Welsh roots (the Landlord is from Merthyr),

and a rare real ale stronghold in the middle of agricultural heartlands 25 miles from the sea.

This village saw its population drop by 70% in the 20th century, enhancing its Salopian like solitude.

but wandering minstrels and tickers have kept it alive. Until now.

Sadly this place hasn’t made the Beer Guide in my ticking lifetime, whether due to some technicality like cask breathers or similar anomaly. I doubt they cared.

Two contrasting reviews from Fareham Frank and enigmatic Emile give you a flavour.

Not clear

The boss is quite hard to understand and soft in the knee in addition: come on, let’s put this on past health concerns. The music gives pride of place to Grand-Breton and Celtic rock: not my cup of tea, but it’s a thousand times better than polluting the esgourdes with modern self-tuned music without salt or pepper.”

Oooh, is that Rhymney Bitter on the top shelf ?

So, where am I ?

Pob lwc !, as Byn might have said.

17 thoughts on “GUESS THE PUB GOES TO THE TAVERN

  1. Oh god; I’m resigned to doing poorly.

    “After your disastrous performance in identifying pubs across the pond, let’s stay closer to home ”

    Closer to home for you maybe! (but then again, I didn’t fare much better on this side of the pond)

    “you’ll probably have seen their 5% amber flagship on the side of lorries on our motorways recently.”

    That’s a hint! (but not for me, alas)

    “in the middle of agricultural heartlands 25 miles from the sea.”

    25 miles? Isn’t that the middle of the UK? 😉

    “enhancing its Salopian like solitude.”

    Oooh! Another hint! (but strike 2 for me)

    “Sadly this place hasn’t made the Beer Guide in my ticking lifetime”

    And won’t be guessed by me in my lifetime.

    “Pob lwc !”

    Diolch! (but I’m all out of luck) 🙂

    Cheers

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      1. Do I assume it’s not in the part of the country – or even the country – we might think it was?

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      2. Never assume anything ! I’ll add a clue at lunchtime when those lazy Yanks are finally up.

        NB It’s a place you assume you might have heard more of, though it was on BBC news in 2010.

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      3. Having seen your Twitter clue, it seems like my speculation was right. But it’s a big place to look in, and it isn’t the one village in that part of the world that I know the name of.

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  2. The field pattern made me think of Cornwall, but then the church spire looked French, so I was thinking Brittany. (Went on holiday there nearly 30 years ago – it’s remarkable how the place names are so similar to Cornish ones: we stayed near a place called Le Faouët, which is pronounced very like Fowey.)

    That’s as far as I got…

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      1. Ha ha! We’ve had several months of Covid lockdowns since you last saw me, so “fit” is now in the past tense as far as I’m concerned.

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    1. No, I just added that pic of beer and crisps as the “featured image” now the pub has been identified. I would have been worried if it wasn’t obvious with that little menu in sight ! With VERY good sight you might have noticed a bit of French dotted around, or wondered what beer it was that started “CO”.

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