Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Caerphilly gets a beer festival

The historic town of Caerfilthy will be getting a beer, cider and music festival this weekend as the ugliest building in the unitary authority, the Greenfly, is transformed into a 4 day beer festival with a free bus laid on from Cardiff and Caerphilly.

No beer range yet but they have been sourced from Tomos Watkin, Otley and Wye Valley Breweries together with cider from Gwynt Y Ddraig.

The Greenfly is in the former Bedwas Working Mens' Club; a classic example of 1960s architecture, more usually seen in former Soviet Bloc countries but shines as a stunning example of what can be achieved if you have no sense and design and access to concrete. The water-stained multi-coloured concrete rendering on the building contrasts with the green metal facings on upper parts, luckily a handily-placed satellite dish distracts from the ugliness  of this building. Hopefully the beer will be better than the venue.

Newport Rd,
Mid Glamorgan
CF83 8BJ

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Plenty of car parking there and there is a bus stop nearby, the X50 Newport-Caerphilly-Bargoed stops nearby.
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