For the Mr's birthday treat I decided to go west and try Fairyhill on the Gower Peninsula. Neither of us had been here before although when Dilys was very small, I took her to Oxwich Bay and Castle. We booked for 12noon and before we went though, we sat in the lounge for 10-15 minutes having a drink. We were shown to our table right next to another couple in a corner which to be honest was a bit closer than I would have liked - he spoke very loudly on his phone and she kept jumping out of her seat to take selfies with him.
Anyway, our food began to arrive and it was all lovely. Rob had the chicken liver parfait for starters and I had the cured salmon which were just the right size. The wine Rob chose as he's not a big daytime drinker was a half bottle of Dr Loosen Riesling which he said was very good. For mains I chose the pork shoulder with potato gratin and Rob had the hake which came with what looked like a beautiful beetroot sauce and salad. Both meals were wonderful and really well cooked.
Desserts were also lovely and I had the dark chocolate brownie with cream and raspberries and Rob had the white chocolate and raspberry mousses with chilli jelly - he said the chilli jelly had quite a kick to it!
Coffees were served back in the lounge with a small selection of petit fours. We had a great lunch for a special occasion - it was a shame that as soon as we arrived it started raining so we couldn't enjoy the fabulous looking gardens. We'll definitely come back to Fairyhill, maybe in the winter for my birthday meal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fairyhill is the jewel in the crown of the beautiful Gower Peninsula. For those looking for fantastic food, great atmosphere and peaceful surroundings, you will find what others have talked about for years. Imaginative use of traditional ingredients restaurant, an award-winning wine list, eight luxury bedrooms, combine to create an unforgettable ambience that is "The Fairyhill Experience". Conveniently situated for Gower beaches, Mumbles and Swansea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fairyhill Hotel Swansea