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Home & Colonial Fine Foods

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.

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Cosy Corner

Valentine's in Bridgend

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

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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.

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Barrister making coffee at Coffi Co Lounge Porthcawl

Where to enjoy the ultimate festive stay in Bridgend County

Looking for somewhere to getaway for the festive season? From unique Christmas shopping to some of Wales' best festive meals, Bridgend County offers a selection of sparkling stays for every visitor. To narrow down your choice, we've come up with a selection of ideas to help you enjoy a festive stay.

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Group of friends walking on Welsh Coast Path

Home and Colonial

Home and Colonial is an award-winning delicatessen serving freshly baked Welsh cakes, home made breads and delicious imported goods. From the importance of personal service to a new cafe venture in Newton village, we spoke to owner Stuart about building a buzz around fine foods in Porthcawl.

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Stuart & Abbe Vaughan

The big guide to romance in Bridgend

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you've run out of romantic gestures, this blog is for you. It's the most romantic time of the year but it can often be a struggle to find new ways to show someone you care.

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A couple of adults walking along the coast path

This is the Year of the Sea: A guide to Bridgend County

This is the Year of the Sea in Wales. In 2018 discover new epic coastal experiences in Bridgend County. Welcome to Rest Bay, a surf spot which rivals any in Europe (Lonely Planet agrees), and which is one of the closest surf beaches to Cardiff, Bristol and even London.

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Choppy waves hitting the rocks at Ogmore by sea

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