Just in case you a) don’t know about, or b) still haven’t visited The Kings Head in the Gower, I thought I’d better fill you all in. It really is one of my favourite places in the whole world – as evidenced by the fact that I’ve stayed there three times now!
The Kings Head is a stone-built 17th century inn in the middle of Llangennith, owned by The Gower Brewery. Chances are that if you’ve ever been camping at Hillend campsite (another one of my favourite places), you’ve stopped for a pint here in the sunny beer garden out front – that’s exactly what me and Pete did on our first weekend away together – but did you know they had accommodation here too?
Their modern rooms are situated out the back in purpose built stable blocks, and all have en suite bathrooms (with a big tub), flat screen TV’s, free WiFi, and complimentary parking onsite. The full cooked breakfast every day is perfect for setting you up for a day at the beach, and all of the rooms come with under-floor heating which is brilliant for drying out soggy socks and shorts afterwards! Oh and don’t worry if you usually camp because you have four-legged companions to think about – you are welcome too, as they have a selection of designated dog-friendly rooms.
Though the facilities are great, the service is always friendly and the atmosphere relaxed, the best thing about the Kings Head is easily the location – a walkable 1.3 miles from the absolutely stunning Llangennith Beach (and 4.7 miles from Weobley Castle if that’s your kind of thing). You can of course, drive to the beach if you want, but being a city girl, walking the country lanes is a novelty I hate to miss out on.
In fact, the last time we did it, we encountered a barn owl swooping across a field just as dusk was setting in – definitely worth going slow and taking in the surroundings if you can!
And what beautiful surroundings they are…
To see our overnight stay at The Kings Head in even more candid detail (including a dash-cam shot of me stuffing a croissant in my face en-route) take a look at Pete’s GoPro video – which also features a few snippets from our romantic meal at The Ship Inn in Port Eynon, just a few miles away.
A double room at The Kings Head with parking and breakfast included costs from £85 in winter and £99 in summer – for more details go to: www.kingsheadgower.co.uk/rooms