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“A real pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Old Swan Inn

The Old Swan Inn
Church Street, Llantwit Major CF61 1SB, Wales
01446 792230
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Price range: $15 - $23
Cuisines: International, British
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Devonian in exile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A real pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were in Llantwit Major Sunday lunchtime and fancied something to eat. The Old Swan looked characterful and, significantly, was busy so we thought we'd give it a go. Fantastic old building! Rather nice to find a pub that wasn't trying to be something that it wasn't! The staff were superb, really welcoming and genuine. They only serve Roasts on a Sunday lunchtime which was a bit of a shame as the blackboard menu looked superb (next time maybe?!). We both had the Roast Beef which was great value for money. The plate was overflowing with good traditional and home made food and each plate had a thick slab of beef which was delicious. They seemed to have a good range of real ales which provides even more of a reason to visit again :)
Genuine, helpful, cheerful staff who seemed keen to make sure you enjoyed your visit was a real bonus. It was quite busy so I suspect that you need to make sure you get there early to guarantee they haven't sold out.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Old swan inn recent visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Food is absolutely gorgeous and reasonable and at least it is home cooked. One of the oldest pubs in wales and has had many famous people there in the past, all of which can be seen on the wall by the back door. Would recommend. Love the log fire also

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dinas Powys, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“vaule for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

had a nice large plate of fish and chips.lovely food, vaule for money. staff was friendly. atmosphere was nice and nice old buliding

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“A little busy and a little noisy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It was Saturday evening and the place was full of University students - in fact it was heaving with them. However, we had a couple of drinks and we each ate a large plate of fish and chips in the bar. The ale was good and the meal was delicious. We like old buildings so this was a special treat, as the pub is ancient.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A good local pub, nice food what more could we want! After 13 years of popping along the best time is offers night out of holiday season lovely

Visited August 2013
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