HOMELY • TRADITIONAL • PICTURESQUE
The Britannia, a 17th Century Inn, is one of the oldest and most picturesque Public Houses on the Gower Peninsular. It’s a welcoming combination of tradition and cosy with low beams, original fireplace, gas lamps and bread oven. The Brit is the only survivor for four taverns that serviced the then busy port of Cheriton when the Burry Pill was navigable back in the 1800s.
Located in the heart of Llanmadoc Village on the north western tip of Gower, this incredibly well preserved pub is one of our favourite places to sip a Gower Gold by the fireside after a walk through Cwm Ivy. The stone walls are packed with character and the dark beams are said to have been ‘lanterned’ ashore from shipwrecks in the estuary by wreckers. Arguably, the Brit’s dining menus are as famous as its decor. Holding countless awards and various culinary delights, it’s almost an offence not to order a plate of something on your visit.
Swansea born couple Martin and Lindsey have run the Brit for over 15 years, both having worked in the industry locally and internationally. They are as much loved as the Brit itself as anyone who walks through the heavy wooden door is greeted with a warm smile. With a good sized beer garden, superb views across the Loughor Estuary it’s no wonder that this Inn remains a firm favourite for locals and tourists alike.