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Wonderfully unconventional, this maroon-painted corrugated structure is an extraordinary relic. It originated in 1876 as a hotel on a long-defunct railway serving the nearby abandoned slate quarries, which now form a dramatic landscape. The halt itself has been more or less re-created, even down to life-size dummy passengers waiting out on the platform; the sizeable garden is periodically enlivened by the sounds of steam trains chuffing through - actually broadcast from a replica signal box. Inside it is like a museum of local history, with sawdust on the floor, hams, washing and goodness knows what else hung from the ceiling, and an appealingly buoyant atmosphere, and you will hear Welsh spoken here. The bar has plank panelling, an informal mix of old chairs and pews, a woodburner, and Cwrw Tafarn Sinc (brewed locally for the pub) and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump; background music, darts, games machine, board games and TV.