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The Three Horseshoes, Brecon

off B4558
Groesfford
Postal town: Brecon
LD3 7SN
Phone: 01874665672
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Will Larter left this review about The Three Horseshoes

This is a basic village local in a side street - if it's a crossroads, as the name implies, why does this road go nowhere? - with an incredibly ugly smokers umbrella stuck in the front yard. It's a fairly ordinary looking house, but a flat-roofed extension has been built on the side at some time, and this forms the dining room. The main room, around the bar, has had half of the walls stripped of plaster, revealing the original stonework, and there's a solid fuel stove in the corner. There are some fairly rough pub tables in this part, and it's quite a pleasant place for a beer of an evening.

At least it was until, about 8.30, the lights were suddenly turned off, leaving a glimmer from the type of small ceiling-set bulbs that are used for emergency lighting when there's been a power cut. I was reading my paper at the time, and some others were studying their OS map in preparation for the next day's walk, so I asked for the lights to be restored, which they grudgingly were. A bit of friendly banter ensued with some locals sat by the bar, who were clearly equally resistant to the place being plunged into darkness, but who had presumably given up complaining about it. I don't know what supposed enhancement of the atmosphere and associated increase in beer sales the landlady hoped to achieve by this move, but suffice to say that on my departure from the pub an hour later it was promptly plunged into darkness again.

On the bar, four hand pumps were available with a local cider and three ales: St Austell Tribute, a golden ale from Wharfeside brewery and a beer called Cwrw from Evan Evans. As cwrw is the Welsh word for beer, I guess this is some sort of linguistic joke name, to see how many foreigners come to the bar and ask for "a pint of beer".

On 11th May 2012 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Merthyr Tydfil, 16.01 miles, 5 hr 9 min walk (show)
Rhymney, 16.75 miles, 5 hr 23 min walk (show)
Ebbw Vale Town, 16.98 miles, 5 hr 27 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Three Horseshoes, Groesfford
11th May 2012, 17:14
Review submitted by Will Larter
 
10th May 2012, 13:27
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 03 February 2014 by Alan Hurdle
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