One for the cultured among you, which I guess narrows it downs to (checks recent comments) Bill. I miss the Welsh bloke who used to correct my pronunciations of his towns.
I really struggled in Laugharne (“Laugh, Arnie” ?). Wiki says;
This is (probably) the town of Llareggub in Dylan Thomas’s “Under Milk Wood“, a 1950s rock opera.
Llareggub is an acronym of “no tasters offered” in Welsh. Laugharne is a gorgeous little coastal town that gets the visitors that Llangennock, a mile away by crow (the best way to get there) deserves.
Very expensive. They wanted £30 to park the campervan by the castle, so we moved on.
But not before a tick at the longstanding GBG New Three Mariners.
The OLD Three Mariners, a micropub under construction, is opposite.
You might be expecting something twee and foody from a famous old pub, but the N3M is surprisingly earthy, like a Welsh Social Club with TV permanently set to something no-one is watching.
It might be the film adaption of “Under Milk Wood” for all I know.
I pick the ubiquitous Gower Gold; OK but the weakest of a great week for beer in West Wales. The two Old Boys are drinking Courage Directors and discussing the enduring appeal of “Sweet Caroline” as a karaoke standard.
Sadly, they don’t sing it for me.
The Warblebrebe in the Gents would have done, I bet.
*But what is the Welsh Kessingland ?