GRUB| FISH & CHIPS | INDIAN
| CHINESE | PIZZA |
Want to eat out during your self catering holiday? There are plenty
of great places to discover. Here
is our guide to the best of what's on offer, based on our experiences
and feedback from our guests (full details of all the places mentioned
in this guide are provided in our holiday cottages).
Should you wish to cook
for yourself, our cottages have fully equipped kitchens and there
is a 24-hour supermarket (Tesco) within five minutes of the farm.
Why not try doing some traditional Welsh dishes, using our online
Welsh Cookery Guide.
We maintain a list of the
best pubs in the area to eat at during your holiday. The list
contains something for everyone - gastro pubs, child friendly pubs,
pubs in beautiful settings, real ale pubs, local pubs and so on.
FISH AND CHIPS
There are two fish and chip shops in Pontardawe, two miles
from our self catering cottages – Charlo’s on Herbert
Street is very popular with our guests and offers good value for
money. Do try the local South Wales speciality - rissole and chips.
A rissole is a deep fried ball of seasoned mashed potato and meat,
covered in a layer of breadcrumbs! Another great fish and chip shop
is Rossi’s, opposite Swansea's Liberty Stadium, not far from
Junction 45 of the M4. It is about fifteen minutes away from our
cottages and a great place to stop after a day’s sight seeing.
The portions are generous and there is an excellent selection of
fish, including salmon.
The Welsh, like most British people, are curry mad. Luckily
for us, there are two first class Indian restaurants in Pontardawe,
just two miles from our holiday cottages. The Indian Cottage and
Cardamon, both on Herbert Street, pride themselves in providing
innovative Indian cuisine. Their Tawa Tawa Tin Indian BBQ dishes
are beautiful and well worth trying if you are a fan of Indian cooking.
There are two Chinese takeaways in Pontardawe, two miles
from our holiday cottages. If you are looking to sit down in a restaurant,
then you will need to head for Neath, a five mile journey from our
cottages where there are a number of good restaurants.
Emma’s Fast Food on Herbert Street, Pontardawe
is the nearest place for pizza (or kebab). For a genuine Italian
restaurant you will need to travel to Neath (Cafe de Napoli on Windsor
Road is great) or Swansea (many to choose from). Neath is five miles
from our holiday cottages and Swansea city centre is ten miles away.Mamma’s
Pizza Parlour in Swansea, established in 1989, is a local institution.
Pizzas are freshly made on the premises. See www.mammaspizzaparlour.co.uk
for more info.
If you are looking for something a bit different, Swansea
has a lot to offer including Spanish, Portraguese, French, Austrian,
German, Mediterranean and North African restaurants. Swansea Council
has a useful restaurant
finder to help you search for restaurants, cafes and country
pubs in Swansea Bay, Mumbles and Gower.
In addition, 'Food Passion' publishes a guide to Eating Out in Swansea
Bay. It is packed with ideas on where to dine and where to get fresh
local produce. Download a FREE copy below, or to save a copy, right
click the link and select "Save Target As".
Passion Guide [2.5Mb]