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The Pen Cob (JD Wetherspoon), Pwllheli Central, Pwllheli

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Station Square
Pwllheli
LL53 5HG
Phone: 01758704970
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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Pen Cob (JD Wetherspoon)

Visit 28th February 2015

My second visit here was on a Saturday February morning when every passenger on the train I was on seemed to pile into here. This is a phenomenon I had only seen before in Aberystwyth. It was much the same as before with mixed groups eating. Despite being a Saturday I could see no obvious signs of a large contingent of the Spoons daytime brigade.
There was a Locale beer on this time and two from South Wales. These were Great Orme Welsh Black, Celt Experience Silures and Evan Evans W H Buckley Grand Cru all at £2.15. The Welsh Black and Silures were superb but the Grand Cru not as good. It was nearly poor enough to send back but I didn't have time as my train was leaving shortly. No change to the score.

Visit 10th October 2014

Apparently this was originally going to be called "Y Gwneuthurwr Hwyliau" which JDW thought translated to The Salt Maker. Local councillors thought otherwise and claimed that the name they had come up with was an odd use of the Welsh language and suggested Pen Cob instead, good news for the English visitors at least.
Whether this story should be taken with a pinch of salt I don't know.
It was originally a Bon Marche shop. Inside it's one long room that is light and airy as there are windows or doors all along the front. The bar area is at the right. It was busy with people of all ages mainly having meals. There was no sign of any Spoons daytime brigade, Wales is much too refined a country for that sort of thing!
There were ten pumps on the bar but with lots of doubling up. The two GK beers, Doom Bore, and Conwy Rampart were all doubled up leaving the American Banks's Young Henry and Wadworth's Mermaid's Red on single pumps. I went for the Mermaid Red (£2.25) which was in good nick.
This is a decent and well run Spoons that was surprisingly busy on an October Friday lunchtime. It goes without saying that it's the Real Ale mecca for the town as most of the alternatives seemed to be just a single real ale or some pubs not even opening at lunchtime.

On 7th March 2015 - rating: 8
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john mcgraw left this review about The Pen Cob (JD Wetherspoon)

Opens December 17th 2013

On 10th December 2013 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Pwllheli, 0.08 miles, 1 min walk (show)
Abererch, 2.34 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Penychain, 4.01 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Pen Cob (JD Wetherspoon), Pwllheli
7th Mar 2015, 23:26
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .
 
19th Oct 2014, 09:33
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .

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