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Eli Jenkins, Swansea

Posted on 29. Aug, 2010 by in Pubs

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Eli Jenkins, Swansea

The Eli Jenkins is a spacious corner pub located in the centre of Swansea. It is named after the chapel minister in Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood.

Very much a locals pub, the pub’s owners, Great Value Pubs, has drawn a lot of inspiration from Wetherspoons. The advertisements, menus (both food and drink) and the prices are all very similar to Wetherspoons. Open from 8am you can buy a breakfast for £1.99 and later in the day a burger and pint for £4.99. They also have their own version of the Monday Club – the Tuesday Club!

The Interior

Eli Jenkins, Swansea

The open-plan interior is spacious with plenty of seating throughout in a variety of layouts. The bar area has flagstone flooring and appeared to be the place where most locals sat to right the world. There are flat screen screen TVs dotted around the pub but I’m not sure if they show Sky Sports.

Being located in the centre of town, the pub is popular from as soon as it opens and on a Saturday, the pub is busy by lunchtime.

About the Beer

The pub serves a good range of ales with, I believe, Marston’s EPA and Brains Bitter being served all the time along with two guests. When I visited in August, the two guests were Shepherd Neame Canterbury Jack and Brew Dog Alpha Dog. It was a pleasant surprise to find a Brew Dog beer available. EPA was availalbe for £1.99 a pint and Brew Dog Alpha Dog was a reasonable £2.50.

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Venue Location

Eli Jenkins

24 Oxford Street

Swansea

SA1 3AQ

Tel: 01792 641067

http://www.greatvaluepubs.co.uk/theelijenkinsswansea/

(Twitter: @awv)

Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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