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, dining room or garden under our stretch tent. Locality and seasonality is key, and the menu reflects the best of the days local produce.

At Lunch we offer our Lunch Saver Menu (2 courses for £25, 3 courses for £30) or A La Carte, apart from on Saturday and Sunday, where we have an A La Carte Menu.

In the Evening, you can choose from A La Carte, Daily Tasting Menu, or our nine course Tasting Menu. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings we offer our Evening Saver Menu (2 courses for £25, 3 courses for £30), between 6pm and 7pm. 

Recent menus below; please note that our menus do change daily, so will be different when you dine with us. 



Tom Watts-Jones

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.



Mon – Wed:  4 – 11pm
Thur – Sat: 12 – 11.30pm
Sun: 12 – 10pm



Wed: 6 – 9pm
Thur – Sat: 12 – 2:30pm, 6 – 9pm
Sun: 12 – 4pm


We are taking bookings for a maximum of 8 people online.

If you are looking to make a large party reservation or have any specific dietary requirements then please email or telephone the pub.

Dogs are welcome in the garden and the bar only; please telephone to make a dining reservation in the bar.

If online reservations say that we’re full, call us to see what we can do.



We like an excuse for a celebration, so we’re always adding new events…keep checking back. If you’d like to join our mailing list to be the first to know about any new upcoming events, then click here or ask one of the team in the pub.

To talk to us about hosting any events, whether its a large group function, a wedding reception, or just making a birthday meal extra special, click below.

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Contact & Location

Hare & Hounds, Aberthin CF71 7LG | 01446 774892 |

We have limited parking outside the pub, but there is plentiful parking on the surrounding residential streets. Alternatively we can always help you with taxis. We can reserve parking spaces for those with limited mobility.