The Hare & Hounds Aberthin
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. We have some of the most productive soil in the UK, which gives us meat, game and vegetables of the highest quality. The produce available to us from the best Vale producers, our own kitchen garden and our smallholding, dictate what is on the menu from day to day.
Everything is made from scratch in our kitchen, from our own sourdough bread and cultured butter, to fresh pasta. This is not pretentious fine dining; its just about good food, whether you’ve been for a long walk with your dog or have got something to celebrate. It is a type of regional Welsh cooking.
We are the proud holder of a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide, and we’re featured in The Good Food Guide, the Good Pub Guide and the Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide.
“The sourcing of ingredients and the integrity of food.”
Our menus all change twice a day with the seasons, and can be served in the bar or the dining room. Locality and seasonality is key, and the menu reflects the best of the days local produce. In the evening we offer A La Carte or a nine course Tasting Menu. For lunch, we offer A La Carte or a set-priced menu, at £18 for two course and £22 for three courses (on weekdays excluding December). Sunday lunch is served from 12-4pm.
Please click below for examples of recent menus. Note that our menus do change daily, so will be different when you dine with us.
Tom grew up in Aberthin, and spent many an afternoon playing in the garden of the Hare & Hounds as a child. He trained as a chef in London, including in the award-winning Anchor & Hope and the Michelin starred St. John. He’s returned to the pub in which he had his first pint to promote the very best of Welsh food.
Alex spent the previous eight years running another local pub, winning it the CAMRA award ‘Pub of the Year’ for Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan. He runs the bar and restaurant with his vast knowledge of craft beers, great lagers and fine wines. He also makes some wonderful homemade drinks…Rhubarb Gin is one of the best!
We serve food in the dining room or the bar:
Wednesday to Friday – 12-2:30pm for lunch and 6-9pm for dinner
Saturday – 12-2:30pm for lunch and 6-9pm for dinner
Sunday – 12-4pm for lunch