The following four pubs and Fairyhill Restaurant would be where most guests tend to visit during their stay and they are all very close to Llanmadoc Village. Some other pubs are then listed further afield. Finally, places to get fish and chips, ice creams etc etc are shown further below.
PUBS LOCALLY (TEN MINS DRIVE) ARE..........
The Britannia Inn - Llanmadoc - has restaurant serving fresh local produce - excellent chef www.britanniainngower.co.uk Tel: 01792 386624 - 7 mins walk from the cottage. Great food, and always a fab sunday lunch, but really quality cuisine such as local sea bass, Hake, Gower salt marsh lamb and welsh black beef. Dogs allowed in bar for bar meals but not the more formal restaurant.
The Greyhound Inn, at Oldwalls, Llanrhidian, (6-7 mins drive from our cottages or can be walked in 30 mins) probably the busiest pub with food and excellent value for money, specialises in its own brewed "Gower Ales" including Lighthouse and Gower Power. I recommend the fish and chips or the 16oz grilled steak, home made chips peas, and pepper sauce. Nice curries and pizzas also Dogs are Allowed. Tel: 01792 391027 http://www.thegreyhoundinnoldwalls.co.uk/
The King Arthur Hotel - Possibly the most atmospheric pub in Gower, with log fires and oak beams everywhere, and seemingly endless numbers of staff. Approx. 10 minutes drive from the cottage, located in Reynoldston, passing Fairyhill on the way via Burry Green. A country Inn and restaurant (and has a separate wedding venue) catering for full cooked breakfast (approx £6 each incl tea/coffee and toast) a fantastic specials board, evening meals and Sunday Lunches. Excellent fish and roasts on the specials board, great desserts. http://www.kingarthurhotel.co.uk/location.htm Tel: 01792 390775 Nice to have pub food on the outside lawns in front of the pub. (No Dogs inside) 8 mins drive from Middle Cottage and Wagtails Apartment or walk in 40 mins along country lanes.
The Kings Head, Llangennith, Very Dog Friendly, great pub, decent pub food, great ales and always a buzzing surfy atmosphere. 5 mins easy drive from Middle Cottage and Wagtails or walk in 40 mins directly over Llanmadoc Hill. A row of 1600s buildings housing wood-beamed bars, plus modern B&B rooms and surfboard storage. Address: Llangennith,Gower, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA3 1HX Phone:01792 386212http://www.kingsheadgower.co.uk/
Worms Head Inn, Rhossili Village, http://www.thewormshead.co.uk/ Tel: 01792 390512 15 mins drive via Burry Green and Scurlage Great fish and chips and decent sunday lunches, a must for an afternoon coffee or snack, see the fantastic truly breathtaking views over Rhossili Beach and Worms Head
OUR LOCAL POSH RESTAURANT IS ..................
Fairyhill Country House and Restaurant - excellent top end proper restaurant /country house cuisine, said by many to be Swansea's finest restaurant - and only 3-4 mins drive at Burry Green - very close indeed to Llanmadoc. Tel: 01792 390139 http://www.fairyhill.net/(No Dogs inside) Dress smartly and expect a formal atmosphere. Has a nice drinks lounge prior to meals and is not cheap! Lovely gardens and grounds and best value here is to take a lunch in the summertime and eat outside, also you can buy wines from Paul and Andrew the owners (they import wines).
AND OUR LOCAL FAVORITE BEACH SIDE CAFE IS ............
Eddies Cafe: Hill End Caravan Park, Llangennith: Great for a full Welsh Breakfast until 10.30am. Then great lunches and views across the dunes. 10 mins drive from the cottage. Tel: 01792 386606 Hillend Caravan Park Ltd, Llangennith SA3 1JD
SLIGHTLY FURTHER AFIELD IN GOWER WE RECOMMEND THESE ......
The Poundffald, Three Crosses, Gower, http://www.poundffald.com/ Tel: 01792 873428 THE POUNDFFALD INN IS A QUINTESSENTIAL VILLAGE PUB WITH TRADITIONAL OPEN FIRES TO MATCH THE WARM WELCOME FROM KEITH AND HIS STAFF. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR REAL ALES AND HOMEMADE DISHES, WITH A FOCUS ON LOCAL INGREDIENTS, SERVED IN EITHER THE RESTAURANT OR OUR AWARD WINNING GARDEN THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU!
Plough and Harrow, Murton Green, Bishopston, Swansea - http://www.ploughandharrow.eu/ Tel:01792 234459 The Plough & Harrow, 88 Oldway, Murton, Gower, Swansea, SA3 3DJ self-acclaimed - as being "Gower's best Gastropub" .....and hard to argue really it is very good.
The Ship Inn, Port Eynon, South Gower - Swansea SA3 1NN Tel: 01792 390204 ..... under new management and newly refurbished in the cute seaside village of Port Eynon. Local Pub with pub food. 2 mins stroll onto Port Eynon Beach.
The choices are : - Hake in lager batter and chips in The Britannia - can't be beaten; or Nearest and best propper chippy is - Llanrhidian Caravan Park - Open most evenings summer and winter. 7-8 mins drive. via Llandimore, and Oldwalls, Llanrhidian towards Crofty. or Port Eynon (two located there, summer only) - very good - 10-12 mins drive via Burry Green, Llandewi and Scurlage. Otherwise if you fancy a 25 mins drive - the Roma Fish Bar in Gorseinon is excellent as is Covelli's or Yallop's in Mumbles.
The King Arthur - at Reynoldston (see above) serves a great Cod (or Hoki / Haddock / Hake) with hme made chips - really excellent
Take away - best bet is The King Balti in Gowerton but it is a 20 mins drive. The other Curry House in Gowerton is not bad either eat in or take away. There is also an indian restaurant in Penclawdd - as yet untried. La Ouila on Mumbles Front is a great eat in venue as is Chutneys in Newton Rd., Mumbles. and Mumbai Spice, next to the Woodmans at Blackpill, near Mumbles, Swansea.