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Wetherspoons Mexican Monday

Some people are sniffy about Wetherspoons – not us.
We particularly like the Steak Tuesday and Fish Fridays, and the nephew and I have enjoyed plenty of their breakfasts.

Wetherpoons recently  added “Mexican Monday” to its daily themes.
Sadly, this isn’t a day when your local branch is run by sexually promiscuous border-hopping illegal immigrants – unless you’re in the Lincoln branch, of course.
They have simply cut the prices of their limited Mexican food offerings on a Monday.

Bethan is a fan of all things Mexican AND saving money, so this sounded just our sort of thing.
Plus, we thought supporting Mexican culture would annoy Donald Trump.
Andalay! Andalay!

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Glengower Hotel, Aberystwyth

We were intrigued to see the Glengower win the 2016 CAMRA Ceredigion Pub Of The Year, so we popped in to give it a try.
As one of the very few pubs with a proper seaview in this seaside town, we had some decent beers and Nephew had a “that’s amazing”  Choc Fudge Cake and ice cream.
Look at his happy face – and who can blame him?!
23 Glengower DessertSo as soon as the weather perked up on Bank Holiday Monday, we headed over to check out their full menu.

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The Lion, Llandinam

From time to time, we like to leave Aberystwyth, if only to laugh at the identical High Streets out east, or maybe to marvel at their private sector businesses.

If we’re going to Shrewsbury, we’ll be eating in Shrewsbury, but sometimes a late start can combine with early hungry an hour from Aber.

Llanidloes has much to commend it – Evans’ chip shop, two Indians, the eccentric Lloyds – but otherwise it’s a desert out there.

So it was with a sense of excitement and relief that we fell into the Lion of Llandinam.

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Tynllidiart Arms, Capel Bangor

The Tynllidiart Arms in Capel Bangor has been appealing to both locals and travelling foodies for over a decade now.
It’s proof that if you have a good product, people will come.

Their menu has a clever blend of interesting offerings with more traditional plates for the less adventurous.

Yet Bethan and I were not here for the “Cod and Borth Crab Cakes with Chilli & Lime Mayo”, nor for the “Mediterranean Mezze”, even though it had pomegranate couscous, grilled halloumi and roasted aubergine.

No – we were here for their special offer on ribeye steaks.

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The Boathouse, Shrewsbury

We finish our Shrewsbury mini-series with a trip to the Boathouse.
All pleasant English towns are on a river, and they always seem to have a nice pub called The Boathouse.

02_BridgeWe couldn’t check into the hotel till 2, and it was a lovely sunny day, so we went for a walk in the Quarry (which is actually a lovely park)
The pub is over this lovely old suspension bridge, and it a welcome sight after a train journey

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