THE BRITANNIA INN
This picturesque Pub is situated in the heart of the village of Llanmadoc. This delightful village is on the north western tip of the Gower Peninsula (the first place to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).
The Britannia is a well preserved late17th Century Inn. The beams in the lounge of the Britannia Inn are reputed to be from shipwrecks which were “lanterned” ashore by wreckers for their valuable cargo. The pub still has its original fireplace and bread oven. In addition in parts of the pub one can still see the original gas lamps.
Good sized beer gardens surround the Britannia. To the rear you can enjoy superb views of the Loughor Estuary and for the children there is a menagerie of small animals such as rabbits, and budgies.
The Britannia is the only survivor of four taverns that existed in the village in the early 1800s. At this time Llanmadoc was a busy little port when Cheriton Pill was navigable.
There are a number of interesting sites close to the Inn:
The village of Llanmadoc is said to be named after the 6th Century church of St Madoc. The Church was later rebuilt in the 1800s. .
Close by in the village of Cheriton is St Cadoc a 13th Century medieval church with a wagon roof. This is the smallest church on Gower.
Weobley Castle, a fortified manor house, was built by the de la Bere family in the 14th Century. It is about 3 miles from the Inn.
Whiteford Lighthouse is the only sea washed cast iron lighthouse in the UK. The lighthouse can be reached by a walk across the beach and dunes.
Martin & Lindsey
Martin and Lindsey, who were both born in Swansea, have run the pub for over the 12 years
Between them they have worked for a range of organisations including the Hilton, Marriott, Celtic Manor, Grand Hotel, Sketty Hall, Morgans, Radisson, and the Carlton Hotel.
They began their careers by training at Swansea College, gaining a range of relevant qualifications, whilst also gaining invaluable experience working for the Hilton and Marriott hotels.
Martin and Lindsey have a wide range of experience in the industry in some of the best hotels and restaurants in Wales, Australia and New Zealand
Martin first went to work in Australia in 2000 at the age of 19 where he secured the position of senior chef de partie at the GPO and Arena restaurants in the heart of Sydney working with some of the best chefs in Australia.
Martin and Lindsey went on to work for the prestigious Carlton hotel in Auckland. Later they worked in the Radisson hotel in Sydney with Martin as chef de cuisine and Lindsey sous chef.
They have travelled extensively through Europe, South East Asia, South Africa, Mozambique, Dubai and many countries in Central and South America gaining great culinary experience with food and drink from all over the world bringing it back to their homeland.