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Burger at Between the Trees

Blankets at the ready - the Ultimate Guide to Picnics in Bridgend County

Nothing says ‘summer staycation’ like a picnic. Pack a basket full of delicious local treats, spread out your blanket in the midst of some beautiful scenery and spend the day basking in the summer sun without a care in the world.

Picnic at Coity Castle

Barking from bars to beaches: Bridgend's best spots for dogs this summer

With news that Dogs Trust will be extending its A Dog’s Trail with Snoopy and going walkies into Porthcawl in 2022, there’s now little doubt that Bridgend County is the paw-fect destination for coastal adventures with your four-legged friends.

Snoopy at Rest Bay

Making the most of Bridgend County's independent shopping.

Bridgend County is home to friendly towns and villages bursting with fascinating independent shops to uncover. Whether you’re looking for the latest fashion from local designers, historic family-run businesses or delicious local Welsh produce, here's a guide for "Independents Day" 2021.

The Old Bridge, Bridgend

Old House Llangynwyd

We spoke with Laura Williams, Manager of the Old House in Llangynwyd, reputed to be Wales' oldest pub. Llangynwyd is the perfect place for those looking to explore and enjoy the great outdoors, surrounded by miles of cycle paths and hiking trails and the Old House now has seven new guest bedrooms!

The Old House, Llangynwyd

Forest Feastival cements Bridgend as exciting new food destination

‘Forest Feastival’, a brand new outdoor pop up food experience, is coming to Bridgend County this April and further boosts Bridgend County’s reputation as one of Wales’ most exciting new foodie destinations.


A Local’s Guide to Llangynwyd

Tucked away within the sweeping valley of Llynfi, the medieval village of Llangynwyd makes the perfect base for a holiday in Bridgend County. Earlier this month, we spoke to Jo of Pentre Farmhouse to create an ultimate local’s guide to Llangynwyd.


Soaring temperatures and stand-out dining in Bridgend this weekend

After months of lockdown, savour the simple pleasures of good food and fantastic weather with outdoor dining at some of Bridgend County’s much-loved restaurants and foodie hotspots.

Cosy Corner

Valentine's in Bridgend

Five unfailing date ideas to win their heart this Valentine's Day

Eton Mess at Dockside Bar & Grill

How to make the most of Porthcawl’s independent shopping scene

Recognised as one of the UK's surf hotspots, adored for its long sandy beaches and world-famous Elvis Fest, it's easy to forget that the picture-perfect town is home to friendly streets bursting with fascinating independent shops to discover.

Barrister making coffee at Coffi Co Lounge Porthcawl

Barking from bars to beaches: check out Bridgend's best dog-friendly spots this summer…

No family wants to leave their four-legged friend in the dog house this summer. Luckily, with a selection of charming local pubs, cafes and brilliant beaches, Bridgend County is the ideal host for dog-friendly destinations.

Golden Retriever at Porthcawl Sea Front

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