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    Laleston Inn: Lovely Food, Traditional Pub

    by Balam Updated Aug 6, 2013

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    This traditional looking pub is in the village of Laleston not far from Porthcawl. The entrance is off the car park and not through the front door (which is now the entrance to the upstairs flat)
    The interior of the pub has a homely feel and has an array of curiosities on numerous shelves, backs of seats and on the walls. To the right of the bar is the restaurant area where some really great food is served.
    The menu is written on various chalk boards around the room and consists of some really interesting and unusual dishes as well as the old pub favourites.
    I had a fantastic Steak that came with some nice homemade chips and Myfanwe (Vicki) had a very nice smelling (and I was informed very tasty) curry.
    I would certainly like to eat here again in the future

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    The Waterfront: On the Prom

    by Balam Updated Aug 5, 2013

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    This is a nice pub on the front at Porthcawl, don't be fooled by the exterior. The interior is really nice and comfortable, we only had a drink here but the food looked lovely with very generous helpings.
    I have visited again quite a few times and the menu has been updated and improved and they do some nice offers on different days, Mondays sees Burger and a drink for about £9.50, The Curry and rice is also lovely! I would recommend The Waterfront to anybody!
    As well as the normal menu there are specials on the board and daily offers!

    Monday - Burger Night
    Tuesday - Pizza Night
    Wednesday - 2 Main Meals (get a bottle of wine free)
    Thursday - Curry Night
    Friday - Steak Night

    Food is served 10am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat) and 9am – 5pm (Sun)

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    The Pelican in her Piety: Lovely Pub and Grub!

    by Balam Written Jul 18, 2013

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    This lovely pub is situated near to Ogmore Castle so if your visiting the Castle it really is worth calling in for some food, I had Fish and Chips, It came in a basket lined with greaseproof paper in the guise of news paper, It was really nice, great chips and lovely Fish.

    The pub has a nice atmosphere and the have live music every week

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    JAIPUR: Indian

    by Balam Updated Sep 15, 2012

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    Of course the food is the main thing with any restaurant but you also have to take into account the whole look and feel of the place. Well the Jaipur on the promenade is an average looking Indian restaurant with a reasonable menu that does appear quite limited but they were quite willing to make changes and to make just what you want, the Food was lovely, I had a Lamb Chille masala and it was great. We had pilau rice and a garlic nann that was cooked just right.
    The only thing was that the staff did not smile and seemed to be really fed up, something that really did put a bit of a downer on the experience and that was a shame.
    If the staff could just try and look a bit happier it would change the whole atmosphere of the place and make for a great experience.

    Since writing the review I have been another couple of times, the last being on Monday 10th September 2012, We had the set menu both times as it is really good value and delicious, it has been redecorated and the service has certainly got better and much friendlier turning it from an average after the pub type of place to a really good Indian that's well worth a visit!

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    The Watermill: Great location, Great food

    by Myfanwe Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Watermill is located near Ogmore-By-Sea, just a 15 minutes drive away from Porthcawl. It is in an idyllic setting, not far from ogmore Castle and the pretty village of Merthyr Mawr. This really is one of my favourite pubs in this area. They have a great outside eating area which overlooks open pastures where you can see Geese and cattle grazing. I have eaten here on many occasions and have not been disappointed once. My most recent meal was glamorganshire sausage and mash, it was delicious and was very well presented. I would highly recommend a visit here if you are in the area. Me? I'm looking forward to my next visit... oh yes, the deserts are scrummy too!!

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    Harbour Lights at the High Tide Inn: Good value - Good Food

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 18, 2010

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    The High tide inn is situated right alongside Sandy Bay (Coney Beach) beach in Porthcawl. It is one of the most popular venues in the area for night-time entertainment, it is the hub of the Annual Elvis festival and also has large screens showing the major sporting events. It is also a great place to call in for a coffee, a drink or something to eat. The Harbour lights is the main eating/drinking area of the Hight tide Inn. It has a spacious bar, large dining area and plenty of outside sea-view seating for when the sun makes an appearance! I have been here a few times, on my most recent visit we called in for lunch. There is a wide selection of meals on the menu and also a specials board giving some extra options at great prices. I had chicken Jalfrezi with rice, chips, poppadom and mango chutney which was £7.95. It was delicious and was a great size portion. The sweet and sour chicken off the specials board looked nice - this was £4.99 and looked very good - great value for money.

    Favorite Dish: The Chicken Jalfrezi was lovely.

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    Isabella's: Brasserie & Tapas

    by Balam Written Oct 12, 2010

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    Isabella's is a lovely Spanish Tapas restaurant on a street just off the promanade, as soon as you walk in you know that you have come somewhere special and the excellent decor with old beams and great decoration really make you comfortable.
    The choice of food is amzing with some really great dishes on offer that make choosing really difficult.
    II had mussels to start with and then Pork Loin in a lovely Red Wine sauce for my main. Vicki had some lovely looking Meatballs to start and she said they were delicious, Her main course of Grilled Turkey Breast with garlic and herbs looked really lovely aswell
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    I would not hesitate to eat here again on a future visit.

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    The Jolly Sailor: Smugglers Haunt

    by Balam Updated Sep 28, 2010

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    Legend has it that a tunnel runs from the pub to the Nearby church and down to a pub by Newton Point which was called the Red House, The once Landlord was called Frances Turpin and years ago the building was an inn, grocer shop and blacksmiths. They were also smugglers and most of the men in the village were a part of the Gang. You can read all about the history on the pubs website.

    The Jolly Sailor is a fantastic pub with great friendly service making it well worth a visit either for food or just to enjoy a drink.

    Opening Times
    Monday 4:00pm to 11:00pm
    Tuesday & Wednesday 12:00pm to 11:00pm
    Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12:00pm to 12:00am
    Sunday 12:00pm to 10:30pm

    Food is served:
    Tuesday To Saturday
    12:00pm - 2:00pm & 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Also Traditoinal Sunday Roast 12.30 - 2.30 pm

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    Atlantic Hotel: Nice place to relax

    by Balam Written Sep 28, 2010

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    After a walk around Porthcawl we called in the Atlantic Hotel for a couple of drinks and sat outside in the sun. it is quite a nice place and would be a great place to stay while visiting Porthcawl.
    They serve food and drinks to non residents (obviously) and it was not expensive.
    I really enjoyed relaxing outside with a beer.

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    Laleston Inn: Award winning food

    by Myfanwe Written Jul 4, 2010

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    The Laleston Inn is a 15th Century building situated in the pretty little village of Laleston, just 4 miles away from Porthcawl town.

    The bar area of the Inn is adorned with some great antiquities of years gone by. The dining room is fairly small but has a warm, cosy feel to it; there is a great open fire which warms up the room on those cold Welsh days.

    The food here is not on the cheap side but it is absolutely delicious. I had the curry of the day and Gareth had the steak, both our meals were very nice need. I would definitely go back here again, it's a great place to go for a special occasion.

    Favorite Dish: The curry was absolutely delicious.

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    The Swan Inn: Great meals on offer

    by Myfanwe Written Jul 4, 2010

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    The Swan Inn is situated in the picturesque village of Nottage which is just a few miles away from Porthcawl centre. It has a great local feeling with friendly, attentive staff.

    There are a wide selection of meals on the menu, many of which are marked as being 'two for 8.95. We took advantage of this offer and had the plaice in breadcrumbs with peas and creamy mash - it was delicious. I would definitely eat here, especially for this great value for money offer!!

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    The Prince of Wales: Fantastic Food

    by Balam Updated Oct 20, 2009

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    This fantastic pub serves great food, It is an old pub and dates from around the 15th century. Previously called Ty Newydd (New House) Tavern, yet renamed in its present form during the late 18th century in honour of George, Prince of Wales, who was crowned George IV in 1820. It has been rebuilt over the years with the original Inn facing east and overlooking the old highway - Y Lane Fach (The Little Lane) around the year 1602. Sometimes also called 'The Corporation' the Inn was rebuilt in 1808 with its first floor room remaining of significant historical importance within the Borough. It has been used as the Town Hall when the sand encroached and covered the old village.
    Oak beams and a real open fire really make this pub feel great and the food was just fantastic. I had North Sea Cod with chips and mushy peas and it was MASSIVE, I was absolutely stuffed. The fish was just right and delicious. I would love to go here again.

    The pub has a lot of information about shipwrecks in the local area and a lot about local history. At the side of the car park there is a monument to all that have been lost at sea off the South Wales Coast.

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    Promenade Coffee shop: Watch the World go by

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 1, 2009

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    There are two outdoor Coffee outlets situated alongside the Promenade. They are very popular all year round, you just need a few more layers in the winter!! From here you can buy hot and cold drinks and some lovely tasting whippy ice cream - perfect on a hot summers day.

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    The Pier: Best cooked breakfast in town...

    by Myfanwe Updated Oct 1, 2009

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    The Pier Cafe is situated on the Seafront overlooking the town beach. They have a wide range of meals available on the menu from sandwiches to cooked meals. I have eaten here many times and cannot resist their cooked breakfast, it is lovely and comes at a reasonable price with a mug of tea thrown in too!!

    Favorite Dish: Cooked brekkie

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    Pietro's: Lovely Ice Cream

    by Myfanwe Written Oct 1, 2009

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    Pietros is a lovely little ice cream parlour situated right on the seafront in Porthcawl centre. Here you can choose from an assortment of yummy ice cream flavours or settle for a cup of coffee on the outdoor seating area and gaze out to sea.

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