South Wales has some great nightlife destinations. If you are a guest at one of our holiday cottages and you’re interested in Swansea nightlife, then here’s are a few local venues for you to consider.
Pontardawe (2 miles from holiday cottages)
Pontardawe has a number of ”˜local’ pubs and a club called Paradise. The Pontardawe Inn (The Gwachel to locals) is a great place to go if you want to mix with friendly locals. The pub has a great atmosphere and a popular venue with music lovers. They have bands every Friday/Saturday and also hold Irish style music sessions. It is also home to the internationally renowned Pontardawe Music Festival.
Neath (5 miles from holiday cottages)
Neath gets very busy at the weekends – the pubs are mainly located around the Parade and get packed with valley commandos and packs of girls who move from pub to pub to pub to pub before going for a pineapple burger and chips followed by a taxi home – both of which are available, yes you’ve guessed it – on the Parade.
Swansea (10 miles from holiday cottages)
Those of you who have seen the film Twin Town will have already have a good idea of what a night out in Swansea is like – quite an experience and not for the faint hearted. You have two options.
1. Swansea City Centre. Start your evening on Wind Street (pronounced ”˜Wine’). Wind Street is the only city centre street to have survived the Second World War bombing and today, all the grand old buildings have been converted to chain pubs such as Weatherspoons, Walkabout, Pitcher and Piano and The Griffin. At chucking out time, everyone heads to one of the many nightclubs that lie along the legendary Kingsway, a five minute walk away.
2. The Mumbles Mile. Perhaps a safer option would be to stay away from the city centre and do as the students do and flock to the seafront pubs that line the western section of Swansea Bay. The drinking establishments that lie between Newton Road and Bracelet Bay made up what was once of the UK’s most famous pub crawls – ‘The Mumbles Mile’. Start at a pub called The White Rose and head towards the pier. There were once around ten drinking establishments but these days there are more coffee shops and restaurants than pubs which makes for a more manageable hangover.