Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Mumbles Mile

I am off to Swansea today to meet up with Chris and my brother John and to attempt the Mumbles mile for the first time in more than two decades.

The Mumbles Mile is a section of sea front laden with pubs, all within short walking distance of each other. The White Rose, The Nags Head, The Village Inn, The William Hancock, The Antelope, The Prince of Wales, The Famous Bear, The George and The Pilot; be still my beating heart.

Afterwards, I would ideally like to walk back along the beach to Neuadd Lewis Jones - like the callow youth of 1979 - while eating a take-away Chinese curry with my fingers. You really have had to be there to understand how good that was.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i'm a mumbles boy and the mumbles mile now is crap.In the 80's and 90's it was ok we had the pubs well today half the pubs have gone or there in such a state you wouldn't drink there!!
On the weekend you get these cavemen from the valleys that fight and spew up on our streets,it's lovely in mumbles on a saturday night!!
The city centre in one more punch in the guts for mumbles,the pubs can't compete with the prices in the city..£1 a pint or £2.50 a pint where would you go!!
But i'm a true mumbles man and i enjoy a drink in the village but the pubs aren't what they were...shame that!