About The Brit
The Brit Pub Cwmavon, Port Talbot
Welcome to The Brit Pub. Our story starts on St David’s Day in 2014 when we first got the keys to this historic building. After the arduous task of renovating the building which was 8 months of hard, dirty, exhausting work we opened our doors to our first customers. We knew the people of Port Talbot and Cwmavon would love it here just as much as we did as we had plans to bring to the area things that certainly weren’t the norm. With quirky decor, home made food, a choice of 5 Real Ales, a gin menu and even afternoon teas. Believe it or not these things were once unheard of in this area.
It has taken us a couple of years to find our feet and build up a great reputation and we now have as well as our local customers, visitors from far and wide. (We are very friendly and chatty here and like to know where people are from). We’ve had visitors from Cardiff, Llanelli, Mumbles and even as far as Bristol simply to try our food. Grateful for the response we know that none of this would be possible without our amazing team of staff. Some who have been here since we opened.
At the core of our ethos is the desire to create a proper pub where our customers can meet for a drink and enjoy the old fashioned art of talking. No televisions, fruit machines or banging music to distract them. Good home cooked food and the type of friendly service you would normally only expect from other family members. Because we believe this is what customers are looking for and brings them back time and time again.
Find us in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2016 and now 2017.
We’ve taken great care to retain the character and charm of what was once The Britannia but known locally as “The Bottom Brit”. (There was once a pub called The British Lion at the top end of the village which is sadly now closed, aka “The Top Brit”). We set about exposing old fireplaces and beautiful flag stone floors whilst adding a few of our own quirky features. The piece of railway holding up the ceiling in our restaurant was produced here in Cwmavon in 1851 and shown at The Great Exhibition of Crystal Palace where it won a bronze medal.
Most of the furniture has been “upcycled” giving it a new lease of life. And we’ve transformed inanimate objects into everyday usable items. For those that have already visited you’ve probably seen our glamorous “lady lamp” If you haven’t then you will have to come and see for yourselves. Even our beautiful bar has been fashioned from the old floorboards and doors that we had to remove during the renovation.The look here is a little Victoriana, a little Steampunk, glamorous and rustic. Basically a real eclectic mix. But as you will see when you visit it’s also very homely with a cosy atmosphere.
The Brit Pub is a Pub for all Seasons and we think you’ll agree this is certainly true. In the Winter months you can relax by our log burner fire with a glass of Mulled wine. And in the Summer months sit in the garden by the river with a nice cold Cider. Come and find out all about The Brit and we know you won’t want to leave.
If you are looking for places to eat in Port Talbot then it is well worth the short journey up the Afan Valley to find out all about The Brit and pay us a visit. There is nothing like it around and our customers return again and again to try our seasonal menus.
We love to bring our customers great quality home cooked food and 95% of what we serve is home made here on the premises. In addition to this we use locally sourced ingredients including our meat, fish and where we can we use seasonal vegetables. Including some award winning cucumbers from one of our local customers. Our chefs are constantly creating a selection of delicious dishes all freshly made. From hearty lunch choices including our very popular shortcrust pastry pie of the day. To all the sauces and side dishes that go with each meal and of course our selection of very indulgent home made desserts.
Our menus boast a range of food to suit different tastes and appetites. Take a look at our menus pages and Afternoon High Tea for more details.
Cosy and intimate our restaurant can seat up to 28 people. The perfect setting for occasion dining whether it be as a couple or with a group of friends. We can accommodate small groups depending on availability. The snug is also an attractive place to sit and enjoy food. And some customers choose to eat in the bar or the garden when the weather permits.
If you are looking for restaurants in Port Talbot see our reviews on Trip Advisor. Then come and find out for yourself all about The Brit here in Cwmavon.
Find us also on the Good Food Awards website after winning for 2016 and 2017.
There are also 3 rustic bunk rooms available as accomodation with 4 large wooden home made bunks. Comfortable and cosy and perfect for cyclists and walkers enjoying the Afan Valley. With separate shower facilities a shared drying room and lockable indoor storage for bikes overnight. The track that leads up to the Afan Valley starts across the road from The Brit. The path goes in one direction up past Afan Argoed and beyond for 150 miles of cycling tracks. Or in the other direction down through town and onto Aberavon Beach.
The Brit, it’s not just a pub, it’s a destination………so come up and find out all about The Brit Pub.