These became the horse brasses
used on leather harness.
Flagstone floors, creaky beams and horse brasses
at the bar contribute to the Bay Horse atmosphere, below.
One may cough occasionally and admire the horse brasses
before a pair of ploughman's lunches turn up, but that's the extent of the action.
My wife went for the dish for the day, which was chalked on a blackboard near horse brasses
and old framed pictures including one of the famous Welsh iconic Salem depiction.
It's not over-the-top horse brasses
everywhere or fake paintings but proper pictures, worn slate floors, solid tables and old rugs on the floor.
The main bar, with its wood-panelled servery and heavily beamed ceiling adorned with the requisite horse brasses
, looks for all the world as if it might be waiting for the ghosts of those drovers of long ago.
Possibly an old Welsh longhouse, the pub has two bars (you have to step into the car park to get from one to the other), and is suitably cluttered with hunting prints, horse brasses
and old jugs - just like pubs used to be before the corporate bigwigs started filling them with pretend old stuff.
The well-cared-for pub has gleaming horse brasses
and framed local photographs.
The Cross Keys is an old-fashioned, properly pubby pub, with lots of dark wood, horse brasses
and hopbines - even though food is now clearly its driving force.
Describe the decor It's a country tavern with low ceilings, oak beams, horse brasses
, wood settles and works of art by local painter Frank Watson.
And horse brasses
are definitely the more affordable end of the market for anyone interested in collecting equine memorabilia.
To others it is still the village inn, festooned with horse brasses
and warmed by a log fire.