Falcondale Drive, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7RX, United Kingdom
Good for: Solo
High St., Dyfed, Lampeter, SA48 7BG, United Kingdom
Good for: Solo
Cilcennin, Lampeter, SA48 8DB, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
I've visited this pub on a Friday for lunch a few times recently and have had very tasty meals. The service was great and we didn't have to wait long for our meals (although it wasn't very busy so I wouldn't expect to wait). There is parking at the back. There is plenty of choice on the menu and all reasonably priced. Enjoy. I can recommend the...more
The pub looks pretty good. It's clean, with a reasonably good atmosphere. We visited for lunch, and it was quite quiet. The man who served us was courteous, but not very enthusiastic.I ordered the Quorn Thai Green Curry because I'm a veggie, and it has a big 'V' next to it on the menu. I should have paid more attention though, because the meal...more
This is Lampeter's local diner. If you want something that's cheap and relatively quick but you don't want takeaway then this is the place to go. It's a little gritty around the edges, but the food is usually pretty good, as is the service. It can get really crowded at lunchtime though so keep that in mind if your heart is set on going. The dishes...more
Lloyd's is the local chip shop. They have a takeaway section where the menu is basically the same but cheaper and a sit-down section which is nicer but...more expensive. Actually, I could swear the food is better in the sit-down section but I seem to be the only one who thinks this. The menu basically revolves around fish and chips, sausages, and...more
Sosban Fach is the red building across from Lloyd's (the chip shop). It's a very quaint little tearoom/cafe run by a bunch of grandmotherly women that make everything homemade and fresh. It's mostly open for lunch and breakfast and they have an everchanging board of specials but I tend to stick to the same things-apple pancakes. What are apple...more
When I am in the mood for chips this is where I go to get my fix. I like it for a couple of reasons. One, they have a non-smoking room in the pub. The bar separates the smoking from non and while this might be likened to having a “no peeing” zone in a pool it really does cut down on the smoke inhalation. The chips are always really good, too. The...more
You either like it or you don't. It's a small pub with a jukebox and a pool table and mostly locals hang out in it. It's a little rough around the edges but it's quiet and you can actually have a conversation in it. Although it's tatty and it lacks the glamour of the Union or other young hang-outs I kind of like being the only uni people in it. If you want to get to know the locals, this is one of the best places to be. The drinks are very reasonable as well and after going in there once you get to know people. Just remember, they seem to do karaoke on Friday nights and it can get pretty ugly...
Dress Code: No dress code. It's just a pub.
I've been trying to find some information on this on the 'net and so far have found two references to it...
The Modern Antiquarian
"The Goblin Stone of Cynwyl Gaio occupied a spot which few people cared to pass at night. In the 17thC a young man who had gone far in search of work came in the twilight to a large stone surrounded with grass. After making a good but simple supper, the traveller placed his bundle containing clothes on the grass in shelter of the stone. For a time he slept soundly, but about midnight he was awakened by somebody pinching his arms and ears and pricking his nose. He got up, and, looking around in the starlight, saw a goblin sitting on the stone, with many others around him. The man tried to run away, but the master goblin would not permit him, and at his command his minions interlaced their grotesque arms around him and prevented him moving. They tweaked his ears and nose, pinched him, gave him pokes in his ribs, and tormented him all through the night in every conceivable manner. He sat down to rest and wait for the dawn, and in the meantime the goblins screamed and laughed and shrieked in his ears until he was nearly mad. When the first streak of morning light appeared, the goblins vanished. The stranger got up in the dawn, and when he went onward he met some workmen, to whom he related his adventure. They said he had slept under the Goblin Stone."
"This is on an alignment which skirts the two sanctuaries and is coincident with a two-mile stretch of the Sam Helen to the north. The line skirts an ancient site to the north of that, as well as going through a few minor points. It is a mound, visible from some distance, and on top is a very large slab of conglomerate atone. There is a hollow in one side which seems to be intended for some kind of offerings.”
Favorite thing: I know, I know. Listing a grocery store as a tip might sound strange, but it is an essential part of my life here in Lampeter. Somerfield is the closest grocery to the university, unless you count the Spar. (But it’s really tiny so you can’t so any major shopping there.) For the folks at home, it’s not as big as say a Super Kroger or Super Winn Dixie, but it’s fairly large. They have a good alcohol selection, vegetables, meat, and bread section. If you get there at the right time all of the bread and stuff is fresh so that’s nice. The handbaskets are free to use but if you want a cart you have to insert a pound into the slot. You get it back when you return the cart. Just remember, there are things that we have in the US that can be really difficult to find. Like macaroni and cheese together in one box. Or tomato soup that is not creamed. Prices are reasonable, especially if you go there often and know when to look for the specials.