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Full Postal AddressGreyhound Inn, Old Walls, Llanrhidian, SWANSEA, SA3 1HA [Map]
Telephone Number01792 391027Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-23 MO-SA; 12-22:30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Campsite At / Near Pub

Friends outside the Greyhound, April 2000

I don't know whether it's just me but I'm sure that good pubs are harder to come across in Wales. Maybe I just need to look a little more closely. The Gower, however, does have some excellent pubs and the Greyhound in my opinion is the best that we could find on the northern side of the peninsula. If you've a good map, you can't miss it. It's on the main north Gower road. If you can spare a whole day it's worth visiting Rhossilli Bay where you'll find a huge sandy beach and then retire for dinner at the Greyhound.

If you are after food then get there early as the pub soon fills up. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. I tried the local fish and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm always a bit sceptical when I see a sign saying 'fresh locally caught fish', but I guess you're a little closer to the coast than you are in Birmingham where fish means a chewy, tasteless sausage shaped 'device' with an inch thick coating of half-cooked batter.

A good choice of real ale is available including several guests and they've also a good wine list for the non-beer drinkers.

We visited the pub on a cold, damp April day and appreciated the coal fire which along with the good beer and food soon warmed us up in the beamed lounge bar. They do have a beer garden though for those warm, summery days. Oh yes, and if you like folk music, visit on a Sunday evening.




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