Where to eat and drink in Southerndown

Nyth Bran has two excellent venues within 50 meters!

The Golden Cups, a traditional village tavern,offers excellent ales and bar / restaurant food. In summer, the beer garden is extremely popular with tourists seeking refreshment after a hard day at the beach. It also has a small campsite at the rear.

Frolics Restaurant offers superb Italian cuisine at very reasonable prices. The welcome from Franco, (the chef and host) is surpassed only by the quality of the food on offer.

Slightly further afield, but within walking distance, are Franklins Cafe Bar, The Pelican, The Farmers Arms, The Watermill and the fantastic Cobbles coffee house at Ogmore by Sea offering one of the finest hearty breakfasts and afternoon teas in South Wales.

The renowned ‘Plough and Harrow’ at Monknash is well worth a visit. Some four miles away, the food is excellent and you won’t find a finer selection of real ales within South Wales. It hasn’t won the CAMRA pub of the year award so many times for nothing!

Some eight miles away is the market town of Cowbridge. There you will find a wider selection of restaurants. By day, The Vale Inn and The Bear Hotel serve excellent pub lunches. Farthings and The Market Place are always good day or night and if you want something extra special try the silver service at Huddarts. For tapas Bar 44 is very good. All can be found on the High Street. A range of coffee bars and tea rooms are available throughout the town.

For oriental cuisine, there is an excellent Chinese restaurant at the side of the river, just behind the Town Hall. On the hill to the East of Cowbridge along the A48 is one of South Wales best Indian restaurants, the Mughal Emporer.

Just to the north of Cowbridge, in the village of Penllyn is the Red Fox. The welcome is excellent and the food is amongst the finest on offer in the Vale. A range of home cooked food and daily specials are served in either the oak-floored Restaurant or flagstone floored bar.

The Blue Anchor at East Aberthaw is a traditional thatched country inn, with a unique atmosphere of small, cosy snugs and bars.

Others worth trying are The Carne Arms in Llysworney, The Victoria Inn at Siginstone,The Sycamore Tree at Colwinston and the Farmers Arms and Hare and Hounds in Aberthin.

Further a field, Cardiff City Centre and Bay areas have all you would expect of such a vibrant and dynamic City. Ask us for a recommendation!

For a morning coffee or afternoon tea we recommend Cobbles coffee house at Ogmore by Sea. Set in a traditional stone barn, the menu ranges from the finest hearty breakfasts, morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Other well worth a try are the Tearooms next to Ogmore Castle, the small cafe near Ewenny Pottery and the Beach cafe at Llantwit Major.