“Bright and welcoming village inn with extensive menu” - AA Inspector
COWBRIDGE, VALE OF GLAMORGAN
This inn stands near the top of an old village tucked away along country lanes in the Vale of Glamorgan, with the captivating coastline of the Bristol Channel just a short hop away. The eye-catching exterior beckons villagers and explorers into a cottagey, beamed interior with lots of prints, brass and antiques. The locally sourced menu, which is strong on seafood dishes, may start with prawn cocktail with brandy-infused Marie Rose sauce, or deep-fried breaded brie wedges with mild cranberry salsa; followed by the inn's popular fish pancake; home-made steak and kidney pie; or port and mushroom braised steak.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
Discover Vale of Glamorgan
Stretching 14 miles on the coastline of south Wales, Glamorgan Heritage Coast was one of Britain’s first designated heritage coastlines. The project, launched in 1973, covers a 14-mile stretch of coastline incorporating Porthcawl (in neighbouring Bridgend), Dunraven Park, Monknash Coast, St Donats, Summerhouse Point and the cheerful beach holiday resort of Barry Island.
Featuring striking coastal countryside and lush green hills, the aim is to conserve the ‘unique character of its landscape and habitats’ for future generations.
Inland from here, tucked beneath the M4 and with Cardiff looming to the east, is the Vale of Glamorgan county borough – mostly known as The Vale. It’s a primarily rural and agricultural area and in 2003 – perhaps partly helped by its proximity to Cardiff – was determined to be the wealthiest area in Wales. Its main town is Barry, most famously the setting for the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey. It’s still a popular seaside town, as is the Victorian resort of Penarth, further up the coast.
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