Christmas & New Years

Festive Menu

We can’t wait to help you celebrate the most wonderful time of year, this December. Our Festive Menu is on the website, and bookings are now open.

The Festive menu is available from Wednesday 29th November until Saturday 30th December. The kitchen will close as usual on Mondays and Tuesdays and the kitchen is closed 25th & 26th, but the bar remains open.

All tables are required to pre-order; this year this is all automated through the bookings diary.

* Please note that only the Full Christmas Menu is available for Christmas Eve lunch.

Wreath Making Workshop

In December we will be hosting two wreath making workshops, one at the pub in Aberthin and one at our cafe, The Hare & Hounds Bakery, 1 Vale Forge, North Road in Cowbridge. 

You can join Catri for a festive evening as she guides you through the process of wreath making! All foliage provided, sausage rolls, fizz & mince pies. Starting at 6pm and £70pp. 

Both dates below: 

Bakery workshop
Wednesday 6th December, from 6pm

Pub workshop
Monday 11th December, from 6pm 

We hope to see you there!

Live Music in The Bar

Calling all musicians! On Sunday 26th November we will be hosting our first Open Mic Night, hosted by the fabulous Granadians! Pop down and enjoy the music from some great local artists, or if you’re feeling confident, get up and play a tune or two yourself.

In  December we are also trying to round up some live music in the bar area on Friday nights. Andy Lenthal will be singing from 9pm in the bar on Friday 15th December and we are working on someone TBC for Friday 22nd December!

If you’re enjoying food with us on any of these days, swing around in to the bar for a few after dinner drinks and enjoy the music and festivities!

Christmas Hampers

Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas? Down at the Bakery this December we will be putting together some Christmas Gift Hampers, as well as some Christmas Morning Hampers.

Our hand picked Gift Hampers will consist of lots of Welsh goodies from local producers, sweet treats, hot drinks, homemade goods made by our talented chefs, Christmas cards and a printed tea towel made by local artist Michelle Ognisanto. The gift hampers will be priced at £70 and will be available for collection on Fridays in December.

Fancy a bit of Hare and Hounds on the big day? Our Christmas Morning Hampers will have a collection of homemade good made by our bakers and chefs to make your Christmas morning special! Some things included in our £60 hamper: jams, granola, bread & butter, mince pies, fresh orange juice, hot chocolate powder, freshly ground coffee and loose leaf tea! We also have optional extras in the form of smoked salmon, bacon and cheeses! These hampers will be available for collection on Christmas eve, fresh and ready for Christmas morning.

For more information on our hampers or to place an order, email

New Year’s Eve

We’ll be serving our most fabulous tasting menu of the year, from 7pm.

5 course for £85. Call us or email to book.

There’ll be music in the bar afterwards with Dave & Griff, plenty of frivolity, and the whole village singing Auld Laing Syne around the village tree (just outside) at midnight. Magic!