One of the top 10 pubs in Britain
Like the most warm and atmospheric pubs, our pub consists of a main bar with its original stone work, reclaimed timbers and open log fires in the winter. The Gower Room, our family room is a nautical themed room displaying local maps, original artifacts and photographs of Gower’s nautical history.
Finally a cosy traditionally decorated restaurant where we also serve Sunday lunch. We serve a selection of up to five cask conditioned ales including Felinfoel, the national ale of Wales. We also serve Welsh Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, a selection of Welsh liqueurs and Welsh mineral water.
Quality and Excellence
We are renowned for our warming home cooked food suited to all tastes. Choose from dishes on the main menu or “specials” board including seasonal game and locally caught fish. A delicious Swansea Pub Sunday Lunch is also available on a Sunday.
All meals are served in the restaurant, Gower room, main bar and fine summer days at outdoor tables on the green. We try to source as much local and welsh produce as possible for our menus. To compliment your meals we offer a varied and reasonably priced wine list with a good selection available by the glass.
Mr Len O’Driscoll took over the King Arthur Hotel with his wife Kim O’Driscoll in 1991. By this time the building was in a dilapidated state and in need of complete refurbishment. The premises had still not been operated as a hotel. With much hard work and determination Len & Kim transformed the King Arthur Hotel into one of the most attractive pubs in Gower, indeed it was named one of the top 10 pubs in Britain by the Country Walking Magazine- the only inn or pub in Wales to be selected. In 1998 the refurbishment was completed with the nautical themed Gower Room and seven en-suite bedrooms. Visitors to the pub included tourists, local residents, dog lovers, walkers & pony trekkers. The King Arthur also hosted wedding receptions from the year 2000 in a marquee in the rear garden. In the Summer of 2003, the function room Avalon was completed together with twelve new en-suite bedrooms, Guinevere’s Cottage and landscaped gardens. Avalon has proven to be a very popular venue for wedding receptions, civil ceremonies, parties, conferences and dinner dances. The O’Driscoll family continue to run the business.
Exactly what country pubs should be… comfortable, well run and difficult to leave
– Sunday Telegraph