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You can find us in the quaint village of Nurston on the outskirts of Rhoose in the Vale of Glamorgan.When you find us you will be welcomed by friendly staff, great food and a good selection of well kept drinks.We have a 'just for kids' menu that features homemade fresh ingredients. When the weather's fine we have a kids play area.Our Condemned Mans Meal is famous throughout South Wales. Are you brave enough to try it?
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 October 2021

We visited this restaurant yesterday as a table of seven for a birthday meal and it was amazing as always! The food was delicious and arrived in good time (I had the spinach, chicken and chorizo pasta) which was lovely! The portions are a very...generous size. The server Pete was exceptionally good. He was really friendly and a good laugh. He made us all feel really comfortable and accommodated for. He is definitely a really good asset to the team and deserves all the praise for his service he provides.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

Food 3 out of 5 Service 3 out of 5 If you're looking for huge portion sizes more than quality then this is the place for you. Waitress was abrupt and felt rushed into ordering food (asked 3 times before we were ready) despite turning...up to our table 20 mins early. Pricey for very average food and service. Much better places to eat in the area. DisappointingMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 September 2021

Due to being out side town in the country there is easy parking and the restaurant is large. Pool table, kids area, TV in various parts of the restaurant make for a fun place to hang out. The host Hailley is a laugh and very...helpful and not slow in suggesting another round of drinks when your eating ! The covid hassles are now being handled well at this place with a sensible desk at the entrance. I really like this place, its not 5 star mitchelin but the food is good and plenty of it and good real ale !More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2021

We have been going to the Highwayman every Thursday since June and loved the quality of food and friendly service. Unfortunately for us, today was different. We arrived at 12.45 for 1pm booking and were told that our pre booked table (table one) had been...given to another couple. We were offered a table for two next to the door or one next to the bar, which we took. There were only two staff serving and inspite of their best efforts were clearly being swamped by the number of guests. Duriing our time there the phone rang constantly close to my wife's head and went mostly unanswered. To say this was annoying would be an understatement and totally spoiled the atmosphere. They took our orders around 1.10pm and our meals arrived at about 1.35pm. We both ordered the over 60s meals, my wife had Taverners Chicken and I had Lasagne plus Garlic Bread as an extra. Both main meals were fine but the Garlic Bread was drenched in oil and not toasted at all, which made it very greasy. When the bill came I was amazed to find the cost of two slices of oil soaked bread to be £3.95! The waiter (Pete) spent most of his time apologising to customers for slow service and when additional staff turned up, the young man was so slow in clearing the tables, he could not have moved faster if his life depended on it. So all in all although the main meal was very nice the experience was spoiled due to understaffing, a continuously ringing phone and a ridiculous pricing for poor quality garlic bread.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

Lovely visit tonight for a family meal , meals all amazing and loads of , Sunday dinner had by hubby was amazing , staff are fab and so nice nas friendly, will visit again soon

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

This is an incredible old in with, a very interesting past. The pub was like a museum inside and was incredibly quirky! I think I would stick to drinks, the food was not the best and the service was slow but very informative of the...pub. Would be interested to stay at the this In… Really enjoyed our experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021 via mobile

Good service early Friday evening but still busy. Portions were good sizes and food excellent. Will be back. Seating inside and out.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 27 July 2021 via mobile

Paid another visit to the highwayman again last night 26/7/21 after having a good time a few weeks previously on father's day but on this occasion I was quite disappointed mainly with the amount of waiting we endured,also we booked a window seat but was...given different seats instead reason being the people who booked that table before us was still using it, anyway we got our food which mine was not very hot and both our portions of chips were soggy,we also ordered a mushroom and garlic sauce which they forgot to bring so we had to wait for that and when it finally came it was watery with no taste at all in it and definitely wasn't the same sauce as on our previous visit,we couldn't help but notice that there was a few complaints from other diners but my biggest gripe was all through out the evening the phone was constantly ringing as nobody would answer it and that was very annoying,so I'm going to have to think about wether I pay another visit thereMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 July 2021

Food was very good and the service was the best I've had in long time. Ryan and tom especially stood out for me, made a real effort to make me and my family feel welcome

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021

We visited yesterday in the afternoon and the food was incredible! We both chose to have the lasagne and it was so nice, the portions were massive (we ended up taking the rest home). The onion rings are always incredible! The staff were all really...friendly and accommodating, they couldn’t do enough for us. Definitely recommend visiting!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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The Highwayman Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4