Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Greyhound Inn - Oldwalls

A friend of mine had been bugging me to go to The Greyhound Inn in Oldwalls, Llanrhidian for quite some time. But I'm lazy. I want things close to my house so I can finish food then go and sleep immediately. Oldwalls is quite a drive...

However he was persistent enough, so on a drizzly Monday afternoon we headed off to the pub.

The pub in the rain

The main thing that convinced me to go was finding out that The Greyhound Inn is the official Gower Brewery pub, meaning they have a great selection of the increasingly popular ales on tap. I had a pint of the tried and tested (and enjoyed!) Gower Gold.

All well worth trying!

The pub is split into two rooms, a dark front room and a lighter back room. We chose to sit in the back room. The pub was relatively quiet, as you'd expect for a Monday lunchtime, although there were a few patrons enjoying a newspaper and a pint, as well as a few dogs enjoying the warmth of the roaring open fire.

It's a typical cosy country pub with farming paraphernalia adorning the wall, leather booth seating, tiled floors, wood, wood and more wood.

The menu was massive; burgers, curries, pizzas and lighter snacks, as well as a specials board and extensive desert menu. Myself and my dining partner both went for the chicken and ribs off the specials menu. This came with a choice of potatoes (I opted for chips, of course).

After a little wait, the food arrived and it looked great. It consisted of a rack of about five ribs (clearly fresh and tender) and a nice sized and well spiced chicken breast that was meaty and moist. This came with a bowl of chips (not pictured) which were best described as "chip shop chips but slightly more crispy" - in other words, lovely.

Why I went for a desert I do not know, for I was full. However I went for a hot chocolate fudge cake, which was very decadent and chocolatey, served with some refreshing Joe's ice cream. If there is one criticism, it would be that the cake was not heated up - a minor quibble in an otherwise flawless meal.

I can imagine the pub getting very busy in the summer but the outdoor seating would allow you to enjoy the food, washed down with plenty of ale, in the Swansea sun/cloud.

In conclusion The Greyhound Inn is more than worth the lengthy drive from Swansea. A very friendly atmosphere, cosy country setting and perfect food.

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