Monday 8 October 2007

Llanbadarn - Gogerddan Arms

Gogerddan Arms (AKA Y Gog) 

Address: Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, Dyfed, SY23 3RA. Tel: 01970 615209 [gmap] 
Ceredigion CC historical pub info page 

Last APG visit: 20/05/2012

The Gog is a very locals local set over two small bars. After a period of being co-run by Pete, part of the Pete n' Dee partnership that used to run the Ship & Castle, it looks to have changed hands (yet) again. So now there's one ale going on, Wells Bombardier on our visit - an odd choice for this part of the country but one of the locals was also wearing an England top too which stumped me. The quality was good though. There's been a bit of refurb inside on the right hand bar - a change of colour and a bit brighter too but it still needs a bit extra work to make it obviously better than the Lion. The left hand lounge room remains the same as it always has been and is my preferred seating area (dubious sofas not withstanding). Still has the little pool room up a couple of steps (with a Regal-branded table lamp), as well a good darts board. There's usually a line of middle-aged drinkers set up along the public bar, discussing local gossip - watch out for the woman who appears to have every taxi company's calling card in her wallet. Massive function room out the back. Hand on heart it isn't really much of an experience at the moment.


Anonymous said...

This pub used to have the same wallpaper as my mother in law. he hehe

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