In the charming and quaint town of Llantwit Major, steeped in History and famous amongst historians, walkers and cyclists is where you will find the Tudor Tavern. Tudor Tavern formerly named The Globe Inn along with the Old Swan Inn and the Old White Hart forms part of a Triangle facing in towards the Town Square where the War Memorial now Stands! To say it has a colourful history out of the three is an understatement. There is so much history associated with this lively pub it’s impossible to write about it all. It first became a public house in the 1840’s and from then it has a multitude of different owners through the three centuries. Many customers remember two past owners whom have kept some interesting pets including a Monkey & a Parrot in the 1900’s which as you can imagine have left their own stamp on the premises to which people still fondly recollect and remember to this day.
During the days in the 1800’s it was recorded that a young lad of 16 unfortunately lost his life by falling down the cistern and also another loss of life by someone hanging themselves in the stable after being given permission to stay the night… Over time there have been many stories of hauntings and sightings of ghostly happenings in the Tavern where locals love to tell of their own mysterious experiences!
The Tudor also hosts a games room where Pool & Darts can be played or for the less adventurous you’ll find dominoes and cards with crib boards for your entertainment. Weekends at the Tudor turns this traditional pub into a lively venue with live music the last Friday of every month and discos with their very own resident DJ till 01:00am where the Town and surrounding villages visit in their droves making it the ‘place to be’ on a Friday & Saturday night.
This piece of haven is the perfect countryside sanctuary and they are also a registered charity. With a reputation for giving therapeutic support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people, their programs are incredible.