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Thunder, Lightning and Litter

25/07/2021 Leave a comment

Newport early on a Saturday morning. It’s full of litter. No use of litter bins, just everything just thrown on the ground. Windy, cooling rain at least until the John Wallace Linton opened at 08:00. WiFi not upgraded and a lot of bottled beers were out of stock. Not a good sign. Happy days in The Pen & Wig with almost full speed FTTC. The usual Harbour Chips and it was an old school afternoon in Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar. The beer menu is getting better there too. Nature is slowly healing.

Superior Hot Weather Sales Technique

18/07/2021 Leave a comment

Bridgend because, why not, haven’t been there for ages and it’s the same price on the train as just going to Cardiff. Double check in at the Wyndham Hotel. Apparently due to the council? Slowly watching an upload and then onto to The Coach. What an excellent pub it is! And the Barmaid has an excellent sales technique. Two glasses and a T-shirt later. Didn’t make it to the Little Bar on the Bridge as I became a bit sleepy and then it was the joy of cancelled trains. I need more Beano training, urgently.#

Ready The Prelude

11/07/2021 Leave a comment

High Summer, a drizzly Summer and it was off to Cardiff to dust off the old Beano Prelude Video skills. Starbucks in St Mary Street is now open from early and the Central Bar is still the place where the whole world goes for a Full English. Pity it hasn’t got FTTC yet. The PM is held in Bubs. The Finest of Ales, the quality of the welcome and Fast FTTC Wifi. Good times were back. Mostly Tiddly on the way home.

For Saturday 10 July 2021

10/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 10 July2021.  Brew Monster Cardiff Bay, Peppers planted on, Bojo for the 19th, Lottery win, Wales is Vague, England win, No Bank Holiday and back to Cardiff. #Cardiff #SaturdayWrap

Cheeky Chicken

04/07/2021 Leave a comment

Cheeky Chicken is Chicken with Piri Piri by the way, at least it is in the Bay.  High Summer, showery with longer periods of rain and a gap of ten years since I was there last. A new Spoons, see ten years ago and Brew Monster’s Bay Tap House. Minus  points, the Bay Spoons, The Mount Start is far more expensive than most other Spoons. Differential pricing at it’s best. Also missed an order that I made via the app. However, the get a pass as pubs shouldn’t be table services. Politics and all that.

The plus side. Brew Monster’s Bay Tap House. Long and narrow and you have to be sitting down to sign in but again a pass. Good selection of beer. An Untappd verified venue and the food was good. It’s also opposite the Buffet if you need more. Probably go there again and maybe not wait ten years?


For Saturday 03 July 2021

03/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 03 July2021.  Wales out, NAS issues, rain, England beat Germany, second half of the year, The Bay. #CardiffBay #SaturdayWrap 

Not Trusting The Internet

27/06/2021 Leave a comment

A choice of two Costa Coffees in Newport. Their website says one is open and the other one is closed. First discovery, the open one is closed and only much later did I learn that the closed one is open. Also, the Internet was down in the John Wallace Linton. However, The JWL is getting a FTTC update. Which is good. On to the Pen & Wig which already has FTTC and still the best collection of Cask Ale in Newport. Huge tray of chips from The Harbour Fish Bar before sitting in the corner in Tiny Rebel Newport. Wales got hammered 4-0.


For Saturday 26 June 2021

26/06/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 26 June2021.  Barry and Craft Republic, Wales and the Euros, Longest Day, Not Summer, No Chips in The Tumble, Internet renewal, VIPs, Windows 11, Mr Hancock. #Newport #SaturdayWrap 

Three Years And A Republic

20/06/2021 Leave a comment

Really three years since my last visit to Barry? Well Fourysquare and Swarm can’t be wrong. The Sir Sam was full of people having their Saturday Breakfast and figuring out how to use The Spoons App. Which in my opinion isn’t difficult but it is rather buggy. Also it’s had the Full FTTC upgrade so the Saturday Wrap wasn’t tethered. The real reason for the visit was to have a look at Craft Republic. Impressions, close to the Barry Railway Station, pleasant ambience, friendly staff and a great selection of beers and other alcoholic drinks. Downside, the WiFi was down and the ThreeUK reception was marginal. However, all in all, a must visit.


For Saturday 19 June 2019

19/06/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 19 June2021. Penarth uniques, Wales drew, Copenhagen horror, 4.5 TOG. Another 4 weeks but not for everyone, more cask, booking Barry. Wales win, 2TB and Strawberries . #Barry #SaturdayWrap 

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