Saturday, 21 January 2017
A short distance away is the New Inn, which has kept it's Rhymney Hobby Horse sign
Above photo is © Copyright Jaggery and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Friday, 20 January 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
The former Travellers' Rest pub, Bedwellty Road, Aberbargoed, a former Rhymney Brewery pub. Originally owned by Buchan's Brewery
Address is Tynewydd Farm, Llanarth, Usk, NP15 2LU
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Friday, 18 November 2016
Some of the reviews from Trip Advisor are worth repeating:
“Not recommended Terrible & rude customer service”
I would not recommend this pub or hotel as the staff are extremely rude and unhelpful and obviously do not need customers.
We had an 8 month old and an 11 month old with us who were excellently behaved throughout, which is more than can be said for the female member of staff there.
Everything seemed very disorganised and lots of people were moaning. I will not be going back there again. If this is the service you get for a meal, I dread to think what it would be like to be a guest at this hotel.
“Wetherspoons with bad service. ”
When another table came to sit near us they closed the kitchen clearly unable to cope with a medium busy Saturday night.
And most of the food was obviously bought in frozen!
Monday, 4 July 2016
A coincidence is that Bates frequented the Hereford Arms in Maindee.
"Bates, who wore a blue jumper at his sentencing, had a further 211 category B images and videos and 108 that fell into category C." Blue jumper? Well he always was a scruffy bastard. At least wear a tie when you are up before the judge.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
This Saturday, the 7th May sees the return of Caerphilly Food Festival, a one-day spectacular in the centre of the town with the main street shut down from opposite Wetherspoons to the Tommy Cooper statue, with market stalls all the way down.
Beers and ciders from Jacobi, Gwynt and Gwatkin Cider will be there.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Looking ahead to the opening Graham Wheatley, Manager of The Dock commented, “The Dock will without doubt be the go to venue within Cardiff Bay. A superb range of food and drink and a stunning new interior are already progressed. Critically, the highly skilled team required to make the guest experience truly exceptional is currently being recruited. I can’t wait to get the doors open and welcome guests to the business next April.”
Saturday, 7 November 2015
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Barry Brewery brews the best beer in Wales!
A brewery based in Cadoxton near Barry has been judged to brew the best beer in Wales at the Champion Beer of Wales Competition, held at the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, Dumballs Road, Cardiff.
Dark Matter, a 4.4% porter brewed by the Vale of Glamorgan Brewery was judged against beers from across Wales and was found to be the best in a blind tasting by a panel of judges. Over 800 different ales are now brewed in Wales every year and CAMRA, The Campaign For Real Ale, have run a series of competitions throughout the year, with the final occurring in Cardiff today.
According to CAMRA spokesman, Arfur Daley, "Well done to Vale of Glamorgan Brewery, they faced strong competition this year to win this award, the brewery only changed hands earlier this year, with the previous owners staying on as consultants and to ensure consistency of the beers, so it's well done to both the old and new teams at the brewery".
Vale of Glamorgan Brewery Dark Matter is a 4.4% porter, pitch black in colour with a deep-red hue. Rich roast malts and blackcurrants are in the aroma with more blackcurrant and rich fruit in the taste. Bitter aftertaste with Autumn fruits dominating well into the finish.
The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival opened today and continues until Saturday.
Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival, Open 12-11 Thurday 5th ,11-11 Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November, The Depot, Dumballs Road, Cardiff, CF10 5FE
Admission £5, to include souvenir glass and Festival Programme
4000 thirsty drinkers are expected at the 3 day event
Over 20,000 pints of real ale, cider and perry will be consumed during the Great Welsh
Over 10 pints a minute will be served during the festival
Almost 2500 pints of cider and perry will be available
Over 180 different real ales, ciders, perries will be available at the Great Welsh
Over 140 CAMRA members and brewery staff will be volunteering to work at the festival
The Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival 2013 is the 15th annual festival, the first at the Depot, previous venues have been the Millennium Stadium, Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff City Hall.