We stopped at the Carpenters Arms after walking along the river with our dog. Arriving at the Carpenters, my husband popped his head through the door with our dog, intending to stay for lunch and a relaxing drink. We'd hardly said anything before the barmaid said 'No dogs. It's on the door'. We were just about to ask if we could take him in the garden, when she said 'And you can't go in the beer garden either'. At no time did she look up and look at us, smile, or in any way show that she was trying to be helpful or welcoming.
As we were leaving the pub (which only had 2 people in it, not surprisingly) the same local who had originally directed us to the pub said 'Some people just don't want the custom do they?' He then directed us to another pub further up, but we'd had quite enough of Llechryd 'hospitality' by then.
Everywhere else we went in Wales, we were made extremely welcome, and found locals friendly and welcoming. However, it seems that visitors are not welcome in the Carpenters' Arms. We're definitely not going there again.
Perhaps the barmaid could remember that she is working in the 'Hospitality' trade, not the 'Go away I'm not interested' trade!
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