Eating out and local facilities


Our guests love our location – being on the outskirts of a small town means you are not marooned at the end of a mountain track far from facilities. Everything you need is within a 10-15 minute walk or 2 minute drive making it easy to pop out if you've forgotten the wine for your meal.

There are several supermarkets, including a large Tesco, an excellent award winning local butchers, simply called Ponty Butchers (tel. 01792 863197) and if you don't want to cook, Pontardawe has lots of restaurants and some take-aways, including fish and chips, Indian and Chinese. The Butchers Arms in Altwen is always popular with locals and of the several Indian restaurants, The Indian Cottage has a reputation for its a warm welcome and friendly service.

Further afield the restaurant scene in Swansea is always changing so it is hard to recommend but you could look at the independent reviews of fellow diners on Tripadvisor to see who is recommended.

Our personal favoutite is Y Polyn informal , great food, a bit of a drive (40 minutes) but combines well with a day out to the Botanic Gardens and Aberglasney, with lunch in between. Always busy, so advance booking reommended.

Other facilities in the town include:

Pontardawe Library

Friendly staff, videos as well as books and childrens activities during holidays.

More information: Pontardawe Library

Swimming Pool

Pontardawe swimming pool with a 25 metre pool and wonderfully heated small pool for little ones.

More information: Pontardawe Swimming Pool

Leisure Centre

Pontardawe leisure centre offering various fitness classes; gym; indoor sports hall and indoor bowls.

More information: Pontardawe Leisure Centre

Pontardawe Arts Centre

Pontardawe Arts Centre has gained a reputation as one of the finest cultural venue in South Wales hosting professional work of the highest calibre, from classical music to drama and dance, literature and children's theatre to blues and world music; something for everyone to enjoy.

More information: Pontardawe Arts Centre

Pontardawe Golf Club

Just a 5 minute drive or if you want to have the  extra exercise before your round, it is a 15 minute steep walk up the hill behind the cottages then cut through the Golf Course via a public footpath, to the Club House.

The Course is a Park Land course on a hill with spectacular views  over the Swansea valley and beyond to Swansea Bay and Mumbles. Buggies are available (weather permitting) and meals and refreshments are available Tuesday-Sunday.

You won't find a friendlier, more welcoming golf club anywhere!

More information: Pontardawe Golf Club