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Bear on the Fence

05/09/2021 Leave a comment

Dingle Road is favourite UK Railway Station if for no other reason than the name. Today there was a Teddy Bear on the fence. I liked it. Pubs are much better when you can go to the bar, but I still like contactless payments. And the Plassey Chop Bar is the best value of all my favourite Chippies. Into Crafty Devil’s Penarth Cellar, which the VOG Council is doing it’s best to make unprofitable. I suppose the £6.35 Pint I had there was to make up for it. Still quality Pint. And by that time, I’s had enough. I must be getting old, luckily it was a direct train home.

Don’t Sit On The Power Switch

13/06/2021 Leave a comment

Don’t Sit On The Power Switch, if you are watching Wales in the Euros and it’s still the first half. I did and the projector went off. The staff and punters in Crafty Devil’s Penarth Cellar were not amused. I wasn’t too happy either. However it was a great sunny day. All of my drinks were uniques and Spoons (The Bears Head) had an excellent selection of cask ales. Chips and a Class 769 to take me there. Wales drew.


Too Gentle A Schedule

17/11/2019 Leave a comment

There was a quality plan. The weather and even TFWRail were on my side but the scheduled slipped and in the end it was fine. Revisit scheduled and a shorter walk. Raspberry Beret from Crafty Devil was the beer of the day #Penarth

Underground Blogging in the Rain

16/06/2019 Leave a comment

High Summer

 

 

WordPress in the Rain

The Not Quite a Pub Crawl – Part III

15/06/2019 Leave a comment

I have just noticed how many of my posts have “Not Quite” in the title and here’s another one. The plan is to finish off my Central Cardiff blogging but as I said last time, I fear it will need another one. And then there is the suburbs, busy times.

Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle just after the rain had stopped

The Gatekeeper Cardiff

The Gatekeeper Cardiff – rear entrance

Beer Pumps in The Gatekeeper, CardiffNot Ponty prices

Starting in The Gatekeeper (again), if for no other reason than the bar opens at 08:00. I was slightly late.

The Prince of Wales - Cardiff

It used to be a Porno Cinema

The classic Cardiff “Let’s have one here before we go on to ….” Pub. Note the Dragons on the roof.

And it filled up as I was sitting there drinking my bottle of Chimay Red with Elton John fans, having several before going to see him in The Cardiff City Stadium tonight.

The Cottage - Cardiff. A Brains Pub

Blackboard with the history of The Cottage

A row of Brains hand pumps in The Cottage, Cardiff.

Brains Bitter (light), weaker (tax) but fruitier than I remember. Great Barmaid here.

Beelzebubs - CardiffCricket, Football and Fine Cardiff brewed Craft Ales

Cricket, Football and Fine Cardiff brewed Craft Ales

Ex Small Bar, Beelzebubs is Crafty Devil’s main Cardiff Bar. Great Ales and superior WiFi.

Clean hands healthy beer. Works for me.

The Hopbunker - Cardiff

The Hopbunker – The best below ground Pub in Cardiff

It all turned into a Murky Saturday and it’s warmer underground.

And it’s all very walkable

Thicker Socks to Penarth

29/05/2019 2 comments

The day after the return from #mb09 in Bristol and the washing is done and the foot blisters are healing. An e train ticket, changing in Cardiff Queen Street, splitting in Cardiff Central and then disappointingly missing out Dingle Road and going straight to Penarth International.

Penarth, the memories of the 2006 World Cup, HD TV and the rain. Costa followed by the The Bears Head, where Aneurin Bevan staff are on transfer. Carpet for Mr Manning.

There is a Pixel 3a video version coming for Mr Tomilson.

Crafty Devil, the craft brewery from Cardiff have recently opened Crafty Devil’s Cellar Penarth. The bar is open at 10:00, great Ales, Coffee and Food. The only drawback is the lack of customer WiFi.

You can go out for a day’s drinking without some chips and this is the best chip shop in Penarth. £1.80 a tray, plastic fork included.

On to my favourite back street boozer, The Golden Lion. Ale by Gazza (Mission Creep) and a rather well filled Gammon Roll. Joe Bonamassa on the Jukebox. A great way to spend your lunch time.

I’m not sure if it is The Pilot or The New Pilot. The sign, Swarm App and Facebook all disagree. However for a Gastro Pub it has an excellent select of Fine Cask Ales. Plus the rain has stopped and the Sun is out. Cardiff Bay in the distance to the left.

Not Spoons prices but non Spoons Ales and rather good free WiFi. Penarth is always worth a visit.

A New Cellar

14/04/2019 Leave a comment

Well suited for Penarth

 

 

And the Ales and the Coffee is Fine

Beelzebub

17/06/2018 Leave a comment

Was the Small Bar

Now it’s Crafty Devil’s Centre Centre outlet

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