Eating Out, Accommodation, Guest House / B&Bs in Barry
Having stayed here myself, I can personally vouch for how good the rooms are. I stayed here for a few nights and my room was not only comfortable, but the bathrooms are just as good as I’ve found in any hotel. That’s right, hotel standards at country pub prices and that’s not all, being located just a short drive away from the famous seaside town of Barry and only a 20 minute drive from Cardiff, it’s no wonder people flock to stay here at the Three Horseshoes. I think, despite me endorsing the pub in the restaurant section of this chapter, you’ll be able to read what I’ve said about their food there. But I should tell you how good the breakfast is here. You can choose from a freshly cooked Full Welsh breakfast, or go for a slightly lighter option, but whatever you choose, you won’t need any lunch!
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
This is a family run pub, just on the outskirts of Barry and only a hop, skip and a jump from the wonderful city of Cardiff. I couldn’t just endorse the accommodation here at the Three Horseshoes and not talk about how great the food is. Being family run is something that Richard and his family are incredibly proud of and so they should be, as there aren’t many of them left. I ate here on the first night of my stay and to be honest, if I wasn’t committed elsewhere on the other couple of nights, I would have most definitely eaten here on the other two evenings also. The menus are a true and honest reflection of the area and using local produce where possible, Richard has put together a great selection of dishes and tasty food to boot. I love the Three Horseshoes and you will too.
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.
You’ll be totally spoilt for choice what to do first when you arrive at the utterly funtastic Fonmon Castle - Home of Jurassic Wales. Hidden within the breathtakingly beautiful Vale of Glamorgan, the 340-acre rural estate, Fonmon Castle was built in 1180, and this awesome attraction is brimming over with mystery, magic and mythological mayhem