Hare & Hounds

First class food in smart, easy-going country pub, interesting drinks, helpful courteous service and seats in garden


Speciality beers
Cask ales
Separate restaurant
  • Separate restaurant

Bar food times: 12-2.30, 6-9; 12-4 Sun

Typical main dish: braised duck leg, bacon, wild garlic and mash

Typical main dish price: £17.00

Average two course evening meal price: £26.00

  • Speciality beers
  • Cask ales

Name of cheapest bitter: Rhymney

Child restrictions: Children welcome but must leave bar by 7.30pm

  • Dogs allowed in the bar

The good pub guide review

This 300-year-old watering hole is a firm local favourite, relaxed and inviting, with hanging baskets at the front of the building and benches and picnic tables in the stone-walled garden. Expect the likes of Hancocks HB and Wye Valley HPA on handpump, plus 24 wines by the glass from a thoughtfully chosen list, local cider and home-made seasonal drinks such as damson gin, sloe gin and cherry brandy. The food cooked by the chef-landlord is excellent (they also have a bakery open Thursday to Sunday). Inside the stripped stone and whitewashed interior, you'll find mate's chairs and wheelbacks around wooden tables on bare boards, posies of flowers in vases, a dresser with home-made preserves, a woodburning stove in an inglenook fireplace, bookshelves with cookbooks and an open kitchen. There is background music (restaurant only) and darts. Disabled access. Sister pub is the Heathcock in Cardiff.

The good pub guide food review

The food is extremely good, with extensive use of seasonal and very local produce, from their own kitchen garden and smallholding as well as the surrounding Vale of Glamorgan. Typical dishes include Gower mussels with laverbread, house-smoked bacon and hispi cabbage, pork, prune and pistachio terrine, pan-fried skate with cockles, shrimp, salsify and brown butter, Torgelly Farm lamb hotpot and mint sauce (to share), roast pumpkin, squash and kale pappardelle, Middlewhite pork shoulder in cider and mustard sauce with confit potato, and puddings such as plum soufflé and rhubarb and almond tart with salted caramel and vanilla ice-cream.

2021 Awards

Licensee Introduction

Here at the Hare & Hounds we serve good quality food and drinks in relaxed and informal surroundings.

First and foremost, our pub is a thriving local watering hole that has been keeping locals thirst at bay for over 300 years. We still do exactly that, with great ales, interesting wines and homemade seasonal drinks. Alongside the bar, we offer a small, daily changing, seasonal menu in our dining room. We use the very best produce that the Vale of Glamorgan has to offer.

Name of Licensee

Tom Watts-Jones

Contact Details

Hare & Hounds, Aberthin, Cowbridge, South Glamorgan, CF71 7LG

(01446) 774892