Eat, drink and be chilled...
Plum Cottage loves...
The Kings Head
Stroll up the drive from the peace of Plum, across the village green by the church, and enter the warmth of The Kings Head. Loved for decades by surf dudes and dudesses, it has a laid-back atmosphere as the hub of a country village, but then at times waves of vibrant energy wash in from the 'surf village' of the Rhosilli Bay campsites! Enjoy...
The Britannia Inn
A few minutes drive, or an energetic hour's walk over breathtaking Llanmadoc Hill, will get you to nearby Llanmadoc, where you MUST try the food at The Brit. For years a quiet country pub, it was taken over a few years ago by a young couple who had travelled the World. The food they produce, particularly in the oak-aged, slate-sleek restaurant, is, we think, quite stunning.
Llanmadoc Community Shop and Coffee Shop
We can't leave Llanmadoc without recommending that you pop in to the fantastic community owned a run village shop and coffee stop! It has had national press attention for its incredible energy and community spirit, being set up when the old shop shut down. Lovely local produce for sale, and a chance to pause, close your eyes, open them again, wake up, look at the view... and smell the coffee! Cakes from kitchens up and down the village street are to die for...
The Welcome to Town
Ten minutes in the car could take you down the little lane into Llanrhidian, and the newly polished hidden gem of The Welcome to Town. An ancient building that has historically been a jail, courthouse and meeting house... it has recently been taken over by a lovely local couple who have created a sleek but sensitive new home from home haunt. Chic but stone-wall charming, great local produce and warm welcomes from the staff... you must give it a go!
The King Arthur
Nestled on the upper green of Reynoldston, about 15 minutes away in the heart of the peninsular, The King Arthur sits below the ridge of Cefn Bryn and the ancient stone monolith which give the pub its name. Log-fired snug bar for a quick pint and a snack, or the restaurant for a leisurely lunch? These people know how to welcome you. In recent years the top wedding venue in Wales, the staff of the King Arthur will always look after you whether you have just popped over by car or staggered in in walking boots off the hill!
Two minutes walk from Port Eynon's "Best Beach in Britain 2011", and just around the corner from Plum's big sister, Limetree Holiday Cottage, The Ship used to be a disappointment over the years... but... the fantastic news last year was that keen new owners were going to refurbish, revamp and rejuvenate this gorgeous old mariners' hostelry. In no time at all they have turned it around. Great food, local Gower Brewery brews on tap, and on the doorstep of a perfect holiday beach. Give them some support during your stay?