Foodie Treats in Gower

With many of us enjoying a Staycation this Summer, I really am staying put at home, on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula. There are worse places to call home!

The Wreck of the Helvetia at Rhossili, with Worm’s Head in the background

As well as the stunning coastal scenery, we are also blessed with many quality food producers. Here are just a few of my favourites…

  1. Gower PYO – situated at Scurlage farm, this all weather pick your own fruit farm is open 11am-6pm Tuesday to Saturday and sells strawberries, raspberries, broad beans, sunflowers, homemade jam and cakes, ice cream and hot drinks. This year they have been running a drive through system, although their picnic area is now also open. The strawberries are delicious! It’s advisable to check social media before visiting for availability of fruits.
Fresh raspberry and cream sponge from Gower PYO

2. GG’s at the Estuary – the home of Gower Gelato. Situated in the famous cockle village of Penclawdd, with ample parking overlooking the Loughor Estuary. GGs is open 11:30am-7:30pm daily. Serving a variety of flavours from the classic vanilla to the more unusual like purple honeycomb!

Purple Honeycomb & Peanut Butter Gelato from GGs

Whilst we are on the subject on ice cream, I can’t not mention Swansea’s legendary Joe’s! A must try if it’s your first visit to Swansea! My personal favourite is the North Pole! Various sites around Swansea.

3. Gower Dough Co – wood fired pizza for all events. These guys have a trailer (and pizza bus in the planning!) and serve pizza at various venues. Their genius idea of deconstructed pizza deliveries during lockdown was most welcome! Fabulous pizzas and definitely worth checking out.

Deconstructed Pizza kit from Gower Dough Co

4. The Gower Gin Company – making award winning Welsh gin in their micro-distillery in the seaside village of Port Eynon. Gin fans will be spoilt for choice as they currently produce six Gower Gins!

Gwyr Rhamanta Gin photographed at Rhossili Bay

My personal favourite is Gwyr Rhosili which commemorates local icon Dylan Thomas. It won a gold medal in the 2020 World Gin Awards and my recommended serve is with Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic, a sprig of rosemary and a slice of lime. Iechyd da!

Gwyr Rhosili Gin garnished with lime & rosemary

5. Gower Seafood Hut – based in Mumbles and open Tuesday to Sunday 1-7pm. Serving freshly cooked fish dishes. A great place to sample the fabulous local seafood.

A sign alongside Gower Seafood Hut in Mumbles

6. Gower Doughnut Co – fresh handmade, hand filled small batch doughnuts in a variety of flavours available to order online or buy in a variety of stockists.

A selection of Gower Doughnuts

Gower Seafood Hut and Gower Doughnut Co are also currently situated at the Rhossili Sunflowers site. A photograph amongst the sunflowers, with the famous Worm’s Head, in the background is a must. Open 9:30am-7pm daily. Please remember social distancing rules and respect the beautiful Gower landscape if visiting.

Rhossili Sunflowers

These are just a few of my favourite Gower food experiences. There are many more! Maybe a staycation isn’t such a bad thing after all!

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