Llanerch Vineyard – Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

Nestled among lush green pastures in the small village of Hensol in the Vale of Glamorgan, Llanerch Vineyard is the perfect base for a visit to rural south Wales or to the Welsh capital, just…

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Wining and Dining in South-West Wales

It’s no secret that I love to travel for food, but recently I was reminded of just how much amazing food and drink is sitting right on my doorstep, when I embarked on a food-focused…

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Restaurant review: Hang Fire Southern Kitchen – Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

With a food and drink scene to rival some of the UK’s biggest major cities, Cardiff is home to several restaurant success stories. Perhaps the best of the success stories to emerge from Cardiff’s foodie scene…

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Sunday Lunch-ing in the Vale – Restaurant Review: The Six Bells, Penmark

Nestled in the quiet village of Penmark, near Cardiff Airport, The Six Bells is a charming 16th century inn/pub offering a relaxed, homely atmosphere. Alongside an impressive collection of beers, cask ales, wines and spirits, the…

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A roast dinner to rave about in Bridgend – Restaurant Review: Pantruthyn Farm – Pencoed

Last Sunday, I ventured out of my usual dining territory of Cardiff and visited Pantruthyn Farm in Pencoed, Bridgend, a cosy pub/restaurant built within an old farm house that still retains many of its original…

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Restaurant review: Oscars of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

After visiting Oscars of Cardiff in Pontcanna last month (Restaurant review: Oscars of Cardiff), I’ve been looking forward to trying out its sister restaurant in Cowbridge. Situated on the High Street, Oscars of Cowbridge offers just the sort of fancy…

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Lunchtime review: The Little Blue Deli – High Street, Barry

Stepping off the cold, wet street into The Little Blue Deli feels like hot clothes straight from the tumble dryer – comfortable and cosy, with a pleasantly sweet smell. The walls are the palest shade…

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