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14th-century pub in the same family for generations

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The grandfather of the present owners, Jeremy and Andrew Coleman, acquired this pretty stone-built and heavily thatched inn in 1941, when he bought it from a large local estate. The inn has been trading almost continuously since 1380. The interior is warmly traditional, with a warren of small rooms and low beamed ceilings; open fires include a large inglenook. The selection of well-kept real ales includes national treasures from Brains and Theakston. Dishes from the enticing and reasonably-priced menu are served in both the bar and the upstairs restaurant. Starters may include Pantysgawn goats’ cheese arancini with tomato salsa and micro basil; or steamed Gower mussels in a tomato, chilli and shallot sauce. Robust main courses feature the likes of roasted rump of lamb on a carrot and cumin mash with slow braised shoulder croquette, baby carrots and red wine jus; and pan-fried mackerel fillets on a Spanish chorizo tortilla with spinach and a red pepper pesto. Steaks grilled to your liking are served with home-cut chips, mushroom, home-dried tomato and mixed salad.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 11-11 (Sunday 12-10.30 25 December 12-2)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2, Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Theakston Old Peculier, Wadworth 6X, Wye Valley HPA, Brains Bitter
  • Real ciders: Gwynt y Ddraig

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Barry take A4226, then B4265 towards Llantwit Major. Follow signs, turn left for East Aberthaw. 3 miles west of Cardiff Airport

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