Unique 19th-c curio, a slice of social and industrial history by abandoned slate quarries
Good Pub Guide Recommended
This quite extraordinary relic a maroon-painted corrugated structure - 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 on the platform; the sizeable garden is periodically enlivened by the sounds of steam trains chuffing through - actually broadcast from a replica signal box. The interior resembles 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; you'll hear Welsh spoken here. The bar has plank panelling, an informal mix of old chairs and pews and a woodburner, with Cwrw Tafarn Sinc (brewed locally for the pub) and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump; background music, darts, games machine, board games and TV.
Good Pub Guide Food
Basic food includes gammon steak with pineapple, vegetable lasagne, lamb burgers, steaks and puddings; no starters.
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