The Plough and Harrow: "A Great Haunted Pub" Cowbridge Restaurant Tip by Balam
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This fantastic pub dates back to 1383 when the area Monknash was the richest estate owned by the cistercian abbey at Neath and was established by the monastery to provide food and other goods. With the disolution of monastic houses in 1536 the land and it's buildings were sold off to the wealthy Stradling family of nearby St Donats Castle.
The pub is a fine an example of a lobby entry house built at that time with its great beamed ceilings, Tudor style doors and large open fires.
The bar used to have a partitioned chamber at the far end where it is said shipwrecked bodies were stored after being washed up on the beach from ships wrecked by the infamous Ship Wreckers of Wick. and a supernatural investigation in 2006 found that there are a number of ghosts resident in the building some of which have been known to throw glasses as well as move chairs and ornaments.
You can read a newspaper article about the hauntings here
It really is a fantastic Pub with a great atmosphere and is well worth a visit for a couple of drinks or for some of their great food.
Food is served
lunch :12.00 - 2.30 all week
(Saturday 12 - 5 & 6 - 8.30 and Sunday 12 - 5)
evenings 1800 - 2030
Traditional Welsh Faggots with mushy peas, chips & gravy
Spicy butternut squash casserole with rice, chips or 1/2 & 1/2
Locally made Glamorgan sausages with herb mayo, crisp salad & chips
Favorite Dish: Wednesday nights are steak night with 8oz sirloin or 10oz rump steaks all the trimmings plus choice of sauce for only £10 and desserts are just £2!
Address: Monknash, Nr Cowbridge, CF71 7QQ
Directions: leave the M4 at junction 35. Follow the dual carriageway to Bridgend and at the fifth roundabout take the signposting turning to St. Brides Major(B4265). 1 1/2 miles past St Brides a signed right turn for the The Plough will lead you to Monknash.
Phone: 01656 890209
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