Yet ANOTHER Welsh village that only the Welsh can pronounce, and Wiki tells me that 1,812 of Ystalyfera’s population of 3,019 speak Welsh, so they’re fine.
I know we need the big map to see where Ystalyfera lies, on the edge of the Valleys but a safe distance from That Merthyr,
but it’s the Ordnance Survey extract you really need.
How gorgeous is that ?
It’s a one street kinda place, with two funeral directors and no cafe. But Kerry of Kerry’s Bakery saved the day with a double scoop of Joe’s and a smile when I paid with cash.
The Wern Fawr (“No tasters” in Welsh) looked brilliant, as 2pm openers often do.
At 14:08, with so sign of life, the fawr turned to the fear of a no show, but just as I was about to check for a Facebook page I suspected didn’t exist.
It was worth those 8 minutes of stress.
I have never seen a pub with so much wondrous tat on the wall. Actually, I probably have, but not that I can remember.
“Another Brick In The Wall“, “God Only Knows“, all your hip-hop favourites. The beer, a freshly pulled through Hip Hop homebrew (NBSS 3) seemed incredibly cheap, even by Port Talbot-cum-Neath standards.
I went to admire the Gents, which is determined that BRAPA isn’t going to make a mistake on his visit;
and when I came back there were already a half dozen at the bar. It does seem that if a pub opens later than you might hope there’ll be a queue at the door, and so it was here.