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.
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.
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
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.
Jaipur is a lovely Indian Restaurant situated right on the Seafront in the Centre of Porthcawl. It's a relatively small restaurant but is very popular, if you're planning to visit on a weekend it is advisable to book a table. I have been here twice and had a really nice meal on both occasions. Jaipur also have a very popular take away service where you can just pop in and wait for your meal to be cooked or ring up with your order and pick it up when its done.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Jalfrezi - mouth wateringly good...
This is my favourite place to go for Sunday lunch. In the smugglers bar at the Seabank each Sunday you will find a Carvery style lunch. For £7.95 you will have a choice of two joints of meat & then you can help yourself to all the veggies you can fit on your plate & smother it all with delicious gravy. There is also a normal pub menu at lunchtimes and evenings offering wholesome pub grub. There are seats by the window offering views out to sea which are nice, even in the winter when my favourite pass-time is watching the waves crash on the rocks!!
Favorite Dish: Sunday lunch - the swede is my fave!!
The Waterfront is situated on the Promenade in Porthcawl just before you get to the main shopping street. Just across the road from the seafront it is very popular as it has tables & chairs outside for you to watch the world go by. I've had a quite a few meals here - in a short space of time & have not been disappointed once!! Some people stop by for a coffee & cake after a hectic shop in the town & others come by for lunch. The service is really good & staff are very friendly and accomodating. The prices are average for the area - around £8 for a meal.
Favorite Dish: The home made Curry & Chilli dishes are delicious. The all day breakfast is a must too! The Sunday lunches looked great although I haven't tried one yet - that's my next mission!!
Service is prompt and good quality and the staff give the impression of personal service mixed with a professional decourum.
Good quality food with good portions and a good selection of light bites for elders, desserts and more.
I often use this as a good break away and a place to unwind a few times of the week
Favorite Dish: I have never eaten at this place, only seen the food and tried small amounts,
However, the hot chocolate is a personal favourite. Good texture and feel.
Pizza, keebab, chips and drinks.
Personally, I always prefer to buy from local vendours than franchises like kfc, mcs or fast food outlets. Simply, because I like to know I am atleast supporting someone trying something new, however, I enjoyed the food when the outlet first opened.
Even though you are given prompt service and good value for money. I believe that the quality of food has dropped since the first months of opening
Favorite Dish: Pizza meal deal, slice of pizza with a drink under £2.00
Pizza, keebabs, chicken, chips and more.
Open till 2am most nights and reasonable good value for money.
Can provide a good spot for food after exiting one the clubs in porthcawl or late night muchies.
Favorite Dish: Pizza - Margareta.