Monday 21 December 2009

Hanbury Arms, Caerleon

I've always liked this pub. Tennyson stayed and wrote here, the pub was used as a courthouse years ago and now it is owned by Brains. The photo shows the Norman tower and the 16th Century river facing side of the pub. Beers on tonight are Brains Bitter, SA, Rev James and Abbott. Average pint of Rev here, a malty mid-range beer. A pub where the history is more interesting than the beer. Still one to make another visit to and write about another time. I can remember this pub having a dog wheel in one section. This was where a dog used to run a wheel to turn a spit in the kitchen. Think it all stopped in the 19th Century but the wheel (and stuffed dog named Alma) used to be on display here.

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