What a difference a few miles make! Swansea was cloaked in cloud for much of Thursday, but the forecast for our intended evening dance out at Kenfig was for uninterrupted sunshine, and so it was thus!
A dozen of us assembled at the Angel, and whilst there was hardly an audience to speak of at the start, after ten minutes there muse have been a good 20-30 bods watching us go through our repertoire of Adderbury, Bampton and Fieldtown dances, with Vandals and Badby thrown in for good measure and with Caseg Eira Nantgarw drawing applause. This pub is clearly a popular venue for diners as it offers a reasonable menu, and from our perspective, it also does tidy ale with a particular personal favourite of Butcombe Best being on offer, alongside the Doombar.
We moved on to the Prince of Wales just 300m down the road where there were several people sitting outside soaking up the evenjng sunshine. We managed to coerce several of them to dance Brighton Camp Adderbury, hopefully sowing seeds for future recruitment?
We were asked to visit the upstairs part of the pub where Ruby was celebrating her 18th Birthday. This we did and Ben danced a jig for her as Indon’t think the floor would have taken all of us dancing en masse!
A word about the room the party was held in. We were given a guided tour by the landlord during a previous pre COVID visit to the pub, where he explained the room was used by circuit judges to administer justice during medieval times. All interesting stuff and so was the Ale as they were selling Fuller’s London Pride which Paul was waxing lyrically about, and Bass, which Geoff reckoned was right tidy!
We wrapped up our dancing as a glorious red sun sank below the distant landmass of distant Gower which we will hopefully visit next Thursday (King’s Head & Britannia)!
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