THE PUB TICKERS FEAR OF TICKING THE WRONG WELSH PUB

Once I’d triumphantly completed the GBG on 10 September there was a period of intense worry, similar to the one experienced by Ben Curtis after winning the British Open in 2003. Have I signed the card correctly ? Did I miss the 17th hole out completely ?

Back home from the Taversoe (which sadly failed to keep its place in 2023, life is harsh) I fastidiously went through the Guide, making sure every entry was marked as visited. Phew !

And then as I catch up with the blog I have a genuine moment of doubt as I reach mid August and the Talardd Arms in deepest Carmarthenshire.

I remember the little GBG app leading me here and thinking “That doesn’t say Talardd“. Or even Tafarn Y Talardd as mentioned on the What Pub (translation not available).

But it was definitely the same pub, and now I look closer I see the postcodes on What Pub and Google Maps are the same. Phew !

It didn’t look very Beer Guide-y*, whatever that means. More like the sort of residents bar you get at a timeshare place in Marbella.

But they were lovely, and chatty, and it’s good to have a pub that only sells Doom Bar in the GBG, isn’t it ?

It was, I have to say, undrinkable Doom Bar (and you know how I persevere), and I spent an uncomfortable 10 minutes planning my tipping strategy.

Ah, this will do;

No underpants in the loo, but no restrictions on Cornwall’s craft.

When I returned, I asked the burning question;

“Did this used to be called the Talardd ?

Not for YEARS !!!”

*And it’s not in GBG23, eithert

6 thoughts on “THE PUB TICKERS FEAR OF TICKING THE WRONG WELSH PUB

  1. I’ve updated Pubs Galore and sent a feedback form to WhatPub. According to Facebook they celebrated their first year in the pub in September this year, and they say it was derelict before that! Makes you wonder how it got in the 2022 Good Beer Guide.

    I hope you suggested they should get some plant pots for tipping the Doom Bar into.

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