The Kings Head is made up of three 17th-century buildings set behind a splendid rough stone wall…
After years of experience in cooking and hospitality, literally around the world, Martin and Lindsey Davies returned to Wales, their home territory, more than 13 years ago, to apply their skills at the Britannia. The pub’s whitewashed and flower-bedecked exterior features a terrace with lovely views. Inside, chunky, modern wooden furniture and beamed ceilings provide a welcoming ambience. Martin’s fixed-price lunch menu is indicative of the quality fare, with a focus on regional dishes, on offer: saltmarsh lamb; Glamorgan leek sausages; and Welsh rarebit with Swansea smoked salmon, for example. Real ale drinkers will find Gower Gold, a changing Welsh brew and the ubiquitous Doom Bar. In 1956, the Gower was the first part of the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Sports TV
- Open all year
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About the area
There’s no getting away from it – when it comes to image, Swansea is a bit of a mixed bag. During its heyday in the 19th century, as king of the copper industry, it was known as ‘Copperopolis’. Dylan Thomas then called it an ‘ugly, lovely town’, but home-grown megastar Catherine Zeta-Jones raves about it and surveys have concluded it’s the best place to live in Britain. The good news is that regeneration is afoot. The dock area has been redeveloped into an opulent Maritime Quarter, where refurbished old buildings mingle with modern architecture, and the city is home to some appealing attractions.
When you tire of the city, head west along the Gower Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The perfect holiday destination, it is the ideal place to surf, kite surf or boogie board, with stunning beaches and pretty inland areas. There are four National Nature Reserves and ample gardens, parks, cycle-paths and bridleways. Inland Gower is mostly heath and grazing farmland broken up into tiny parcels of fields, but it has its fair share of attractions, with a smattering of little villages, such as Reynoldston, situated on the Cefn Bryn ridge from where there are far-reaching views of the peninsula.
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