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Welcome to our cosy lounge bar with far reaching views of the 7 miles of Pendine beach. We serve a selection of real ales, which we take great pride in also fine wines & single malts as well as the more popular beers, lagers & ciders. Come and join us to enjoy a welcoming atmosphere and roaring fire. When the weather is fine relax on our large sun deck and watch the world go by….
Pendine (Welsh: Pentywyn, “end of the dunes”) is a village and community in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Situated on the northern shore of Carmarthen Bay and bordered by the communities of Eglwyscummin and Llanddowror, the population at the 2011 census was 346.
There are two parts of the village: the old hill-top settlement around the parish church; and the small harbour settlement on the shore. The latter developed into a small seaside resort during the 20th century. The seaside resort is best known for Pendine Sands, where Malcolm Campbell and J. G. Parry-Thomas set the world land speed record five times between 1924 and 1927. Parry-Thomas was killed while making a final record-breaking attempt on Pendine Sands in 1927. The Pendine Museum of Speed has, for part of the summer, Parry-Thomas’s restored car Babs on display.
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The Hot Rods Weekend
“Once a year, since 2013, the village of Pendine turns into a Mecca for hot rodders from all over the UK and beyond. The clocks are turned back to around about the middle of the last century, when as many as 200 hot rods and custom cars take to the beach in the Vintage Hot Rod Association’s Hot Rod Races.
It’s an old fashioned time trials, where cars and drivers are sent down the beach one by one, going flat out to break a class record, or to find their way into the elusive 100 mph club. None of the cars are newer than 1948, with some going back to as far as the 1910s. Most of the cars are old Fords, but there’s old Chevrolets, Plymouths, Willys and more. Whilst the Ford flathead V8 is one of the more popular engine choices, there’s cars powered by the famous Chrysler hemi and Chevrolet’s venerable small block, whilst at the other end of the scale, Model T and A sidevalve four bangers push the more antiquated cars along the beach. Many cars are fitted with exotic sounding speed equipment by the pioneers of hot rodding, Navaro, Edlebrock, Winfield, Iskendarian and so many more. Then there’s some old slang thrown in to describe the cars, flivvers, gow jobs, modifiers, kustoms and streamliners. There’s a history lesson going on with every turning wheel.
But it’s all about the speed. Cars are hopped up to within an inch of their lives, with drivers wringing every single horsepower out of the engine as the pedal is mashed to the floor. And what a place to do it, Pendine Sands. Once the fastest place on earth, when Malcolm Campbell and J.G. Parry-Thomas fought for the land speed record back in the 1920s. Racing starts as the tide recedes, and once the course is set up. For around five hours, until the tide chases the cars from the beach, you’re treated to car after car hurtling down the beach, with the exhaust note rising with every gear shift, as the cars fade into the distance. Fast times are back at Pendine, and the Vintage Hot Rod Association are loving every moment of it.
It’s free to come and watch this amazing spectacle on the beach, and for a small fee, you can actually park near the action on the hallowed sands themselves.”
Pictures by Martin Stockton
The Straight Liners
Pictures by Martin Stockton