Wednesday 14 January 2009

Capel, Gilfach Fargoed

An easy stop on the number 50 bus service from Newport, this welcoming valleys pub still retains its original layout. The bar is decorated with hops and quotes about drink. Good range of real ales and a draught cider are available in the Capel, which incidently is the Welsh name for chapel, but the pub is named after a member of the local landowning familyJohn Capel Hanbury. The family also gave their name to the Hanbury Arms in Caerleon and more recently to a souless beer/supermarket come chav palace in Pontypool. Anyway back to the Capel, the pub hosts regular beer festivals throughout the year and is well worth popping in for a pint or 2. Did I mention the etched glass windows? It reminds me to come here on a sunny day and photograph them. Good beer, good conversation and good cider, what more do you want in a pub?

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