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Gwaelod-y-Garth Inn


Whoever built this old ale house chose the location well. On the wooded flank of Garth Hill, high above Taffs Well, the views are great; across the vale, for example, is Castell Coch, built in Victorian Gothic Revival style. The Gwaelod, meaning 'foot of the mountain', has its own brewery - Violet Cottage ­- nicknamed 'The Brew with a View'. Real ciders are local too. Home-cooked dishes feature daily market mussels, hake, salmon, lemon sole and other fish. Meat alternatives include roasted Gressingham duck breast with kumquat and cassis sauce; chicken wrapped in bacon, stuffed with apricot and brie; and salt marsh leg of lamb.

Further information

Tel: 029 2081 0408
07855 313247
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Wye Valley Bitter, Swansea Three Cliffs Gold, Dark Star, Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Thornbridge Jaipur, Tiny Rebel, Violet Cottage Shine On (pub's own), Total Eclipse & Zig Zag


All day all week
11am-mdnt (Sun 12-11)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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M4 junct 32, N on A470, left at next exit, at rdbt right, 0.5m. Right into village

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