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Gorseinon Restaurants

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    by Purpleshade Updated Apr 8, 2008

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    This enormous fish and chip shop was built on the High Street on the site of an old supermarket not long before we left.
    It is totally unlike any other chip shop that was around at the time.
    # very large could seat several coach loads of people, and no they were not tourists,(see 'tourist traps') but locals on 'coach outings' from local clubs and chapels.
    # very modern in style, gleaming chrome and glass and very spacious
    # licensed, so you can get a drink with your chips after the pub's shut
    # open til very late, at least midnight
    # large variety of food

    It became very well kown all around the area and won the "Best chip shop in Wales' award the 2nd year it was open.

    Favorite Dish: A very large variety of food is available here.

    As well as several varieties of fish and chips, there are pies, pasties(including vegetarian), rissoles, sausages, burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, pastas, steak, faggots and peas, curries, roast dinners, cakes, desserts, and icecream.

    You can have alcoholic drinks with a sit down meal.

    I also remember a speciality DEEP FRIED MARS BARS IN BATTER! Disgustingly calorific but has to be tried at least once.

    Prices are just very slightly more for a sit down meal than for queueing for a take away

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Gorseinon Off The Beaten Path

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    by Purpleshade Updated Apr 8, 2008

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    This is a delightful little spot where my husband played as a child. I took my children there when they were small.
    It's a particular place on the river Lliw, 20mins walk from the town along a public footpath following what used to be an old railway track. The shallow river meanders through fields and at one point the water forms a small pool which is constantly made deeper by children making dams so that they can play in it.
    A lovely place for a picnic and a paddle on a summer's day.

    The path starts from the bottom end the High Street just a bit further on than Gateways supermarket.

    Immediately behind is what used to be a slag heap from the old coal mine(shut down many years ago) It has now been levelled and has factories and houses on it.

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