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 Shepherds Arms , Aberdare, Mid Glamorgan

 

Shepherds Arms
Fforchaman Rd
Aberdare
Mid Glamorgan
CF44 6NS

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Tel: 01685 872933
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Sally Howard
Surly the money would be better spent fixing Jubilee Road than tearing down a good pub. I think it should be left for many more generations to enjoy it like we have. Just do it up make it look a little more inviting instead of putting a hideous modernised building there. At least give us some history to look back on!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Liza Bergstrom
i agree this pub is nice and the atmosphere is homey, dont think it should change, i plan on cuming back to wales and going to that pub so leave it be!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

hannah
i agree with dorian below, leave it the way it is.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

dorian adkins
awesome pub! not only a fine selection of nuts, as pointed out by mr boggis, but a finer selection of beers. at the end of the day, why change something that people obviously dont want changed? if it aint broken....
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Ceri Isaac
As another young member of the society, i will agree that to make a place such as the sheps into a more modernised establishment is not the way to go. as a person who is always out, on the internet, and all up for the times a changing, i suggest if if we were to get rid of everything old then wat is going to be left of our history. There have been some people saying that the sheps maybe made into a cyber cafe or hotel loge place, my answer to that is if a main town such as Aberdare, full of young people can not make a cyber cafe of hotel type place work, then what makes people think that a small village such as cwmaman could. i think that the people in charge need to take a good long hard look of their surroundings and the surrounding areas such as Aberdare and Mountain Ash (who are much bigger), take note they tried it and FAILED, what make you different. This establishment is better off being referbished and kepted as a local pub and if anything modern is needed then i'm sure there is room within the cwmaman institute to fit it.


All in all keep the sheps the shep a GOOD old fashioned pub NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
Monday, January 22, 2007
Rating: rosettes

David Bowditch
disgusted
yet again another great pub is in danger of being changed into something more modern im only 19 but prefer to be in the kind of pub the sheps is. modern pubs do have some advantages with certain drinks available, but i would not give up a pub with such a nice welcoming and comfy feel to it. in the valleys, its not the pubs that need modernising its the other buildings around the area. The Shepards Arms is history and along with other pubs in the aberdare area should be left as they are to continue making history.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Rating: rosettes

richard barton
hmmm...
what a terible idea
Friday, January 19, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Kyle Davies
SHEPS!
Ahah! Another of the councils shot at corporating the valleys. See the only problem with this whole 'modernising the villages in the valleys' etc... Is that the god honest people who live here (like us) do not want to be modernised. Now the Sheps is a nice pub, its got a cracking clientèle as well as friendly bar staff. Its a nice place to sit down and enjoy yourself with people you know and talk to. Lets turn this around and look at Wetherspoons, by all means a nice place, but not a local by far. Sure I drink there a lot but it doesn't come quite as close to that homely feel you get in places like the Sheps. You know what I say... bollocks to this modernisation, keep the sheps and keep our heritage! Now hows that for censorship and sensitivity
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Adam Manning
In a day where you cant walk around the corner withou seeing a wetherspoons or 'trendy modern bar' why would anyone choose to lose a place like the Sheps (An allready dying breed) in favour of the two to a penny modern alternative. Money is spent on preserving key points of valleys culture and heritage every day, how is this any different? The sheps has been an important part of the social cuture and heritage of Cwm and should be treated espected accordingy!

Long live the Sheps!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Dawn Marie Jones
the shepherds arms has always had a reputation of a traditional village public house, with a friendly atmosphere, warm welcomes and good traditional ale. i strongly object to the proposal of demolishing such a historical land mark within the village, when it could be given a chance to be renovated not pulled down and re-built as a modernised establishment/accomadation/car park/internet cafe/or any other pointless modernised facility which will most definately not benefit the community, but benefit the higher members of society in cwmaman who have lack of consideration towards the opinions and constant enthusiasm and effort of the working class within the village. the shepherds arms locals would most definately agree with myself and the other people who have left their opinions on this site.
also i would like to add that it has always been a good place for live music and gigs, thus this spirit of community should be kept alive not by ripping the place down but by helping us in the community come to a comprimise with the people who want it pulled down.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

richard lee boggis
i went in there once to by some nuts... i had the time of my life.. warm welcoming place with nice selection of nuts
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

daniel phibben
oops
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Daniel Phibben
the shepherds arms has been my local for socialising and having a quiet drink for the last 3 years, before this, it has been my family's local for as long as my family has lived in cwmaman, and i find this is the only place within the community that i feel comfortable in to have a quiet pint with my uncle. it would be a huge loss to the village to see it knocked down in my opinion.
even people from outside the village who do not know the roads/ins and outs of cwmaman, instantly know, when given directions to the shepherds arms, where they are going in cwmaman.
there will be great uproar within the community if the sheps were to be knocked down, and we will not give up without a fight!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: No rosettes

James Williams
The day of the public house is in a dieing age, with every pub that closes a little bit of that community is ruined, lost for ever, memories knocked down and safe havens for friends within a community stolen from them! The Shepards Arms still stands proud in Cwmaman since 1851. It has lost none of it's traditional values, standards and morals. These days even in the beautiful relatively untouched countryside of such mining communities as Cwmaman there are choices to be made that weren't available many years ago, where do I want to shop? what take away do I want? etc. These are choices that we are blessed with these days, I CHOSE to drink in The Shepards Arms for it's traditonal publican values, these days everything is about improvement and progress, but what if we haven't finished with what we have yet? I love the Shepards Arms and in no way could any of these new Wetherspoons/ Nightclub/ Coffee lounge type establishments compete. There is not really a comparision in terms that they are two completely different things and one could NOT replace the other in some sort of compromise. The only thing these wetherspoon/ nightclubesque places have in common with the Wonderful traditional Welsh Pub is that you give money they give you alcohol. The Shepards Arms is the Best Pub in Wales because it's mine! That's how I feel and that's how all of us within' this tight community feel! Many memories cherished!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Gareth Smith
Awesome
It's an amazing pub because Kirsty loves it.. heh.. ^-^
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Adam John Smith
I also Agree that closing/knocking down Sheps is a bad idea. Its a piece of Cwm history! I've only been there a few times and every time I've stepped foot inside Sheps its always been a warm welcome and a nice place to have a drink. As Kirsty said its been used for generations, closing down a place like this cant not be replaced within the heart. Its part of the community and has been since 1851. Aernt there enough Modern pubs in Aberdare town just down the road, Which is walking distance. Sheps is a place where the community meets and is the heart of the community. A place like this could still be used for the years to come.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Kirsty-Marie Jones
this pub is the only traditional pub left in cwmaman dating back on the census since 1851,
there has been discussion of closing this pub, knocking it down and building it into something else like a modernised bar and accomadation of some sort.

i as a member of the community and an 18 year old youth of the village, would be disgusted to see the only heritage of a friendly and traditional pub be wiped from our hearts let alone the people who have been drinking and socialising in this pub for generations such as my great grandfather, great uncle, mother and myself now i have come of age.

if the people who want it shut down can afford to have it re-built, surely they have the money to refirbish and keep it the same old sheps, not a mondernised esablishment which there is no need for in a traditional village such as ours.

if anyone agrees with myself and the rest of the community, then pop into the sheps and sign our SOS (save our sheps) petition asap, this would be much appreciated!

keep our heritage so that in years to come, younger generations of the village can enjoy the hisorical value of cwmaman, or what is left of it

Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Rating: rosettes

 
 
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Shepherds Arms
Fforchaman Rd
Aberdare
Mid Glamorgan
CF44 6NS

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01685 872933
See Map

 



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