It always feels great when one finds a hidden gem and I found a travellers rest in the New Inn LLanddewi Brefi, Tregaron.
Tje morning before I had a made a casual agreement to meet with a couple to talk about their herd and with my miscommunication I was waiting on a hillside waiting to talk stock in the rain, while they were unable to receive my calls due to no signal in the valley. I lost the light after the clock changed a had to return to the valley floor to find accommodation.
I cycled down off the highpoint from a very windy wet promontory. To find a local pub that had rooms available.
Cycling in to a pub car park I put Betsy on her stand and let myself in from the courtyard the the surprize of the locals.
I venture that it is almost unique that the The New Inn has had guests sporting matching tweed plus fours, & jacket with a cap over the top. Over the top is the word.
As this writer found there was a pause for contemptation by the locals at the bar.
To say this cyclist was a sight for sore eyes would be an understatement.
I asked after lodgings and immediately after explaining my journey was taken in by the fabously band of locals holding court at the horseshoe bar.
Through the evening I was treated to so many interesting and colourful stories of days gone by.
Tales of local rogues, of golden days, triumph and tragedy.
With a bar meal of excellent local steak and crispy proper chips from the expert hands of Yvonne Edwards the landlady for 22 years. Topped off by a couple of pints of local Teifi beer, drawn from m a tap room out the back I had found a traveller’s rest.
To my delight The New Inn has splendid rooms, newly renovated to the highest standard.
A new dining room filled with morning light, that can be converted into a space large enough for business presentations or for local clubs to meet.
Breakfast was a knockout with delicious thick cut bacon, herby sausage, local eggs & with all the extras you could want.
Reader, you can tell The New Inn hit this traveller’s sweet spot.
New Inn, Llanddewi Brefi
Tell them Tim the mad cyclist sent you.