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The Prince of Wales

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Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Ton Kenfig | Nr Porthcawl Nr Bridgend Mid Glam, Kenfig, Porthcawl CF33 4PR, Wales
01656 740356
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 11:00
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A typical old English, maybe that should be Welsh pub. Log fires, lots of atmosphere and packed out with locals and visitors alike. Always a good sign. We had two dogs with us so we sat in the Snug that is just on the left of the entrance. They serve a huge selection of real ales, ciders and home cooked... More 

Thank at_39000ft
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The helpings are very good in size and there is good choice on the menu . The food is really tasty and has some nice vegetarian dishes too . Lovely views outside on sunny day . Some tlc to tidy the loos wouldn't go a miss , but that's a small point for this historical pub and learning about this... More 

Thank Siân J
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent. very friendly, I enjoyed a couple of drinks there but did not have time for a meal, maybe next time?

1 Thank TudorGr3
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We went as a party of 12 but adjusted down to 8 no worries the atmosphere was warm and friendly the staff attentive and helpful. The food was outstanding everybody thoroughly enjoyed their meal some had curry, some steak and I had fish and chips amazing definitely going back

1 Thank slumptydumpty
south wales
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Popped in on the off chance for Sunday lunch early October, nice home cooked food, reasonably priced, will return.

1 Thank cardiffgooner1
Bridgend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

With a historical setting, open fires and a landlord and landlady who are entertaining, friendly and accommodating, this has to make The Prince of Wales one of the best public houses in Wales...if not the best! The traditional layout is warm and cosy with several small rooms and a larger bar area. A fantastic collection of cask ales (best bitter... More 

3 Thank BobQuinto
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140 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing more can be said about the meals, they are the best in South Wales! The only thing that gets right up my nose is the regulars who think they own the bloody place! They don't move from the bar, block entry/exit points, and think they are above Customers who order proper meals not just a bowl of chips between... More 

5 Thank jackarmy1071
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Very compact small pub, dogs allowed in snug area, proper olde English style pub, very hearty home made food and good size portions

4 Thank Wendy E
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The Prince of Wales is situated between Nottage and North Cornelly. It serves great food and generous portions. It also has a good selection of real ales. All in a olde worlde setting. We sat outside and enjoyed the view over Kenfig Pool.

2 Thank spottydogsmum
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional pub with a good selection of lovely home cooked food we had the localy sourced Welsh faggots and a few pints of draught bass all served with a smile. .only thing it does get busy so worth booking a table but that said our food arrived quickly

2 Thank phil b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 17
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ton Kenfig | Nr Porthcawl Nr Bridgend Mid Glam, Kenfig, Porthcawl CF33 4PR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Vale of Glamorgan  >  Porthcawl  >  Kenfig
  • Phone Number: 01656 740356
Set on the edge of the beautiful Kenfig Nature Reserve and on the South Wales Coastal Path this Award winning family run free house is an icon of the Great British Pub.

With a good selection of Regional and Local Guest Ales, all bar food is sourced as locally as possible and prepared freshly daily.
Two open wood burning fires glow during the winter month, to give a very warm welcome to all travellers.

The Pub is a place of special historic interest, showing many pictures of Local Shipwrecks and disasters, upstairs visit the Old Town Hall of the Ancient Norman City of Kenfig as shown on Time Team 2013. Visited by HRH Prince Charles 2013 New Zealand All blacks 2014 and many more

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?