Here’s the answer to last night’s Guess the Pub, my craftiest so far.
Tavarn Ty Elise, run by Byn from Merthyr in the middle of Finistère, though to be honest I’d have guessed it was somewhere near Maenclochog from those clues.
If I hadn’t edited the photos (all from Google Maps) you’d have seen the Coreff handpumps and the signs for French music, if such a thing exists.
Coreff on handpump; is it real ale ? Who cares ? Seems flat. Good to see children sitting at the bar, too.
Looks a classic, wish I’d been, but I’d never heard of it, oddly. Just makes me wonder what other classics I’ve missed. Remember that the Luppit in Luppit never made the GBG. Is there a Sam Smiths pub on the Faro Islands ?
Sadly, I’ll never get a pint (or a bottle of Felinfoel) from Byn, the landlord of 40 years, as he passed away on Saturday.
Nice obituary here from Mick;
“Bun told me he went to Brittany for a holiday, discovered Tavarn Ty Elise and never went back to his job. In the 1970s, Ty Elise was a very basic Breton bar; if you had to obey a call of nature, you went outside. The gents’ pissoir was a corner of a wall, exposed to the open air. One night, drinkers were very angry and irate; someone had parked his bike on the wall, leaving them with no toilet !
Let us toast Bun’s memory – especially Coreff...”