Side Street Style: King Arthur Hotel & Dinning at Swansea's Tallest Building

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17/05/2018

King Arthur Hotel & Dinning at Swansea's Tallest Building

The Gower


On our recent weekend trip to The Gower and Swansea Bay we checked into the quaint and chic traditional inn that is the King Arthur Hotel in Reynoldston right in the heart of The Gower Peninsular and a great place to switch off and take in the countryside setting and is a world away from the vibrant Swansea City Centre. The King Arthur Hotel offers a variety of accommodation options from double and family sized rooms to character filled self-catering cottages. We had a  spacious family room in a converted annex around the back of the Inn which was perfect for us as it was away from any of the noise of the pub and had wonderful views.


The Gower


As we had a very busy first day Paddleboarding and then an afternoon walking along the pier of the Mumbles we decided to dine in the pub restaurant which is full of character but still very light and airy and the menu is modern and contemporary with great children's options. I opted for a delicious Chickpea veggie burger which was delicious as well as indulging in dessert. It was a great way to end the first day of exploring this beautiful part of Wales. 


King Arthur Hotel

Traditional Inn


On our second day exploring Swansea Bay we started out taking a hike in the Gower before heading back into the city where the kids enjoyed a swimming session at the LC2 leisure centre which has a fantastic indoor pool and slide complex. This really worked up an appetite which was good because we had a booking at The Grape and Olive in Swansea's tallest building, the Meridian Tower, which I was very excited for except I'm not great when it comes to elevators (I got stuck in one when I was younger) but I overcame that and it was completely worth it as the views are incredible. 

The menu is a fusion of modern and contemporary dishes with timeless classics and I was also happy to see a few local products being used on the menu and while it's very family friendly it's also the perfect place for a refined evening out. The kids really loved the food because it can be a little hit and miss when we eat out and the starter skewers were a fair favorite while I opted for the bread and oils to start. 


Grape and Olive

Meridian Tower

Grape and Olive


For the mains I had a Vegetarian style pot pie with sweet potato fries and green beans followed by an Apple crumble pie and both were excellent as was the general consensus from around the table. From start to finish we had great service and we really couldn't fault the food or the breathtaking views at all, so if you're looking for a unique dining experience in South Wales I recommend the Grape and Olive as it's certainly a treat. The foodie scene in Swansea Bay and The Gower is very much alive and throughout our whole stay we had some fantastic meals. If you want to see more of what we got up to make sure to check out my vlog from the trip. 



Grape and Olive

Food Swansea




Thanks to Visit Swansea Bay for inviting us to be their guests and explore Swansea Bay, views 100% our own.

14 comments:

  1. We've never been to Swansea bay, it looks a lovely place to visit. We love Wales, I'll have to add this to our bucket list to visit!

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  2. The hotel looks great and the food looks very tasty. I can imagine the good time you all had.

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  3. Having recently lost my heart to South Wales I shall be adding this on my list of places to consider for my next visit

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  4. Looks fab, I could just eat that vegetarian style pot pie mmm x

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  5. The Gower Peninsular looks really nice and we love your video. What a lovely location to explore! One day we might make it to Swansea Bay!

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  6. This food looks absolutely lovely - nice and comforting while still being something a bit different.

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  7. looks fabulous! And the food looks yummy! A great stay over to explore Swansea Bay! (The Willow Tree)

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  8. The King Arthur Hotel looks stunning, I love how it's decorated

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  9. Looks like you had an amazing time! You've made me hungry that food looks delish!

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  10. We've been in Swansea several times as we have a friend who lives there but we've never really explored it beyond going to Mumbles for lunch. Sounds like you had a lovely time though!

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  12. The food look delicious! I love your video, you have explored a lot of lovely and fun places.

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  13. Oh I'd love to visit Swansea! I holiday to Wales quite a lot but have only ever driven past Swansea. I hear such nice things about it. I love the photos you've taken of the hotel - it looks really fresh and clean.

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