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help! am stuck in aberystwyth at horrid guesthouse pls help me find a nice pub or restaurant!

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edam Sat 30-Jun-12 18:25:33

Travelling for work hotel bumped us as overbooked to horrid guesthouse - can't stay in my room all eve pls recommend somewhere to go

Sposh Sun 01-Jul-12 16:59:01

Maybe the University bars are considered private? Mind you, I was there in '88-'89 so entirely likely that the laws have changed since then!

teaandthorazine Mon 02-Jul-12 10:49:50

There's nothing else to do in Aber on a Sunday except get pissed! grin

Awwww, poor old Aber, I loved it there, you're all meanies! Although it is considerably more attractive in the sunshine... And yeah, it does make Birmingham look like Monte Carlo grin

edam Mon 02-Jul-12 11:16:52

We jumped on the 9.30 train as had no wish to spend a second more in Aber. Only for the guard to announce, after we'd set off, that there was no refreshment trolley. It's a FOUR HOUR journey to Birmingham International where I was changing. Mind you, would have been no use knowing in advance as all the shops were shut - even WHSmith, ffs. We were reduced to sharing a stale bottle of mineral water I'd forgotten to throw out the night before, and taking it in turns to have a spray of Bach Rescue Remedy mouth spray...

DowagersHump Mon 02-Jul-12 12:10:40

My boyfriend came to visit me and couldn't believe that you couldn't even get petrol on a Sunday, much less a drink. Actually when I was there, I have a vague recollection that the trains didn't run on Sundays but that can't be right can it?

edam Mon 02-Jul-12 12:54:27

They do now, praise be!

NormanTheForeman Mon 02-Jul-12 13:10:13

You can drink on a Sunday there now, but I know you couldn't in the 1970s.

DowagersHump Mon 02-Jul-12 13:27:18

I was at university there in the mid 80s Norman <am old, but not that old wink>

gillyisace Mon 16-Sep-13 12:04:46

I would like to know where that guest house is? I've lived in Aberystwyth for over 23 years & it's a great place to live with lots going on! There's recently been a lot of money spent on making the town look smarter. Don't forget there are lots of students who came here to study & never returned home - so it can be that bad can it?

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